6:32pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

International Film Festival kicks off in San Francisco

Image courtesy of http://festival.sffs.org/

Tonight is opening night for the San Francisco International Film Festival – the longest running film fest in the Americas is in its 56th year, and this is its first run under the executive direction of film producer, Ted Hope, the new head of the San Francisco Film Society. Hope produced or executive produced 69 films over a span of four decades, including American Splendor, 21 Grams, and In the Bedroom. He is considered by many to be a father of the independent film movement in the U.S. He came by our studios to talk with KALW’s Hana Baba about independent films and what’s in store at the festival.

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6:13pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Women learn the art of a knock out

Impact Bay Area's padded instructors.
Impact Bay Area's website.

One Sunday afternoon at a fitness center in San Jose, a chorus of yelling and cheering can be heard: “Leave me alone. I don’t know this man. This man in the blue shirt is bothering me. Go away.”

It sounds like someone is being seriously threatened but instead it’s eight women demonstrating what they’ve learned after 22 hours of self defense training with Impact Bay Area, at the Morning Crane Healing Arts and Fitness Center.

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5:47pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 25, 2013

Self-defense training for women, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Audiograph answer of the week, and local musicians The Curt Moore Quartet.

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5:31pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Año Nuevo

Flickr user jdegenhardt

5:04pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Queen's Day, robot competition, and vegan cooking

The Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA)
Jill Clardy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jillclardy/)

Thursday

Free drive-In Movie Night // The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night, plus a festival with live music and games. All movies are double features. Admission is free and you can chow down on $1 nachos.

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2:50pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Curt Moore

Curt Moore

You are listening to the drum-heavy sound from the Curt Moore Quartet.  Moore has played with everyone from The Count Basie Orchestra to the Turtle Island String Quartet. And this Sunday, April 28th, his own quartet will be playing at Nick’s Restaurant on Rockaway Beach in Pacifica. Expect a wide range of jazz styles to be represented. Music starts at 4pm. 

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12:24pm

Thu April 25, 2013
The Salt

Masterpiece In A Mug: Japanese Latte Art Will Perk You Up

Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 12:48 pm

Courtesy of Kazuki Yamamoto

Clovers? Hearts? That's small fries, guys. It's time you met The Cat:

That 3-D creation is the work of Japanese latte artist Kazuki Yamamoto. The 26-year-old resident of Osaka creates ephemeral works of art in espresso and foam.

From whimsical monsters crafted from milk froth ...

... to adorable homages to favorite childhood cartoon characters ...

Yamamoto's art makes you regret the need to consume the canvas.

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11:41am

Thu April 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Still In The Middle Class, But Standing On A Banana Peel

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 12:01 pm

Most U.S. workers fit snugly into the middle class, but they worry a lot about falling out of it, according to a poll released Thursday.

After years of watching home prices slide and job creation stall, 6 in 10 Americans say they fear tumbling from the middle class in the next few years, the Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll suggests.

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11:04am

Thu April 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

Why Finding A TB Test Got Hard

The skin test for tuberculosis sparks an itchy welt in people who have been exposed to the bacillus.
Greg Knobloch CDC

Hospitals and public health departments around the country are having a tough time coming up with a staple of preventive health care: the skin test for tuberculosis.

The shortage, caused by problems at a factory in Canada, is prompting suspension of routine TB testing around the country.

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10:55am

Thu April 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Body Is ID'd As Missing Student Falsely Linked To Bombings

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 10:58 am

Sunil Tripathi.
Facebook.com

A body pulled out of the water earlier this week in Providence, R.I., has now been identified as that of 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi, a Brown University student who had been missing since March 15.

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