6:41pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

Video art project to asks tough questions of African American males

Older generations often want to teach lessons to those that follow. Sometimes, though, those discussions break down and younger generation are left to fend for themselves. Chris Johnson found this to be a particular struggle for black men.

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6:29pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

Question Bridge: Do Black men compromise for success?

Older generations often want to impart lessons learned to those that follow, but one Oakland-based project doesn't want to leave that exchange up to chance. Question Bridge: Black Males is a video art installation that features over 150 black males from eleven American cities and towns. The men of all ages, classes, and sexual orientations, take turns asking and answering questions on big life topics, such as love, family, and violence. The project aims to promote constructive dialogue between black men and the rest of the nation, but also to break down limiting stereotypes about black male identity. In this first of five installments, participants Tony Brown, Julian O'Connor, Alex Morgan, and Ronald Porter answer this question, posed by Anthony Trochez: does success require a compromise when you’re a black male.

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5:51pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Marty and Barbara Nemko fight (or sometimes agree) about career issues

On the May 19, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my frequent co-conspirator on the show, my wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko and I debate worklife issues. For example, interrupting: when should and shouldn't you? And how to deal with a frequent interrupter?

Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM, San Francisco.

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5:45pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

Question Bridge: Why didn't you leave us with a blueprint?

A group of artists have been hearing questions from the black male community for a while – and they decided to find over 150 black men from around the country who were ready to give thoughtful and difficult answers on some of life’s biggest issues. The result was a video art installation called Question Bridge: Black Males, now on display at theOakland Museum of California. The project aims to promote constructive dialogue between black men and the rest of the nation, but also to break down limiting stereotypes about black male identity. In this second of five installments, participants answer this question, posed by young New York hip-hop artist, Robert Edwards: “Why didn’t ya’ll leave us with the blueprint?”

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5:37pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 30, 2013

"Question Bridge: Black Males." A video art installation that seeks to promote dialogue between black men and the rest of the nation. Plus local musicians The Pacific Boychoir.

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5:34pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Big Data: A fast-growing career field

On the May 12, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Mike Minelli, lead author of the Amazon-top-rated book, Big Data: Big Analytics. This burgeoning field offers career opportunities not just for Ph.Ds in math with expertise in algorithms but a wide range of careers from sales person to even graphic artist.

In the second half of the show, I do 3-Minute Workovers on callers. Whatever your career conundrum, I can usually help you take at least a baby step forward.

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4:49pm

Tue April 30, 2013
It's All Politics

Logic Behind Obama News Conference Hard To Fathom

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 7:03 am

President Obama answers questions during his news conference at the White House on Tuesday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

On Tuesday afternoon, President Obama declared May as Older Americans Month, National Foster Care Month, National Building Safety Month, Jewish American Heritage Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

The president also issued a statement on the investiture of the new king of the Netherlands.

While small and routine, these moves were all easy to understand, as were the accompanying proclamations from the White House press shop.

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4:46pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Open Air ~ 5/2 at 1pm

Marin Symphony ~ Community Singing ~ SF Int'l Film Fest

conductor Alasdair Neale

Open Air with host David Latulippe; May 2, 2013

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4:40pm

Tue April 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Expands Parental Leave

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on Feb. 20, 2013. Under Mayer, Yahoo is ending its remote work policy for employees.
Peter Kramer ASSOCIATED PRESS

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who sparked plenty of discussion about work-life balance when she prohibited telecommuting this past winter, took a step in the opposite direction, Tuesday: Mayer expanded Yahoo's parental leave policy.

Reuters reports:

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4:04pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Music Interviews

Mick Fleetwood On Fleetwood Mac: 'It Would Make A Great Play'

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 7:51 am

John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks have returned with their first new music as Fleetwood Mac in a decade.
Neal Preston Courtesy of the artist

Not long ago, the idea of Fleetwood Mac ever touring again seemed far-fetched at best. But as of this spring, not only is the band back on the road — according to drummer and founder Mick Fleetwood, they're having an easier time filling seats than in the past.

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