6:23pm

Tue April 23, 2013
SFUSD

Superintendents Message

The SFUSD Superintendents Message for April 23, 2013

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6:23pm

Tue April 23, 2013
FRESH AIR 4/24 at 9AM & 6PM

David Sedaris on Fresh Air

David Sedaris . . . Terry Gross . . . Fresh Air . . . Wednesday at 6pm.  Be there!

5:09pm

Tue April 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Regreturature: The sorry literary past of some of San Francisco's best writers

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This Thursday, members of the esteemed San Francisco Writers’ Grotto will stand up and read their worst writing, in front of an audience. It’s part of the annual Litquake Festival, and it’s called "Regreturature." KALW’s Martina Castro went to last year’s show and did some thinking about her own creative process.

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5:08pm

Tue April 23, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 23, 2013

The United States of Debt; StoryCorps: Living With Multiple Sclerosis; Regreterature: The sorry literary past of some of San Francisco's best writers; and The San Francisco State Percussion Ensemble. 

To subscribe to the Crosscurrents podcast in iTunes, click here. To use another podcasting tool, click here.

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5:06pm

Tue April 23, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Melanie Rowen (R) Kristina Wertz (L)

Melanie Rowen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her late twenties. She remembers the first symptoms, such as bad vision and physical numbness, and her unsuccessful attempts to diagnose herself. As an attorney, normal tasks like writing briefs and remembering what was said at meetings suddenly became much more difficult.

The cost to treat the disease is over $700 a month. Rowen describes in detail how she deals with these financial burdens while trying to forge a new identity for herself.

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4:56pm

Tue April 23, 2013

4:55pm

Tue April 23, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

The United States of Debt

Hello My Debt Is ...
Jen Chien

Upon entering the Eastside Arts Alliance in East Oakland, it’s clear that this a special kind of conference. On the welcome table is a stack of name tag stickers, the kind that usually read “Hello, My Name Is…” But these stickers read: “Hello, My DEBT Is…”

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4:54pm

Tue April 23, 2013
It's All Politics

Bill Would Expand Disclosure Of Political Money

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:56 am

Senators Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, and Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, discussing their new campaign finance legislation at an April 23, 2013 Capitol Hill news conference.
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The partisan rift over disclosing political donors has widened since last year's election. But now, along come Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., with a bill that would radically expand the disclosure of political money trails.

Their bill is aimed at outing the wealthy donors, corporations and unions that financed some $300 million in secretly funded campaign ads last year. Most of the anonymous money was raised and spent by 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, including the conservative Crossroads GPS and the liberal Patriot Majority.

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4:03pm

Tue April 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Death Toll In West, Texas, Fertilizer Explosion Rises To 15

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 4:31 pm

The number of people who died in a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, last week now stands at 15, officials said Tuesday. Some earlier reports had indicated that 14 people had lost their lives. At least 200 more were injured.

In Waco, TV station KXXV says that officials believe they have found all the victims, quoting Mayor Pro Tem Steve Vanek saying "No more victims. Everything is searched," in a news conference today.

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3:44pm

Tue April 23, 2013
Cops & Courts

Telling the stories of California’s prisons

CDCR's Terry Thornton & KALW's Nancy Mullane

KALW's Nancy Mullane spent the last year touring the most secure prisons in California, including death row at San Quentin, the Protective Housing Unit at Corcoran, and Pelican Bay State Prison. 

She sat down with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) deputy secretary Terry Thornton to discuss why these stories aren’t told more often.

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