6:18pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Politics

Can we end the cycle of violence in Oakland?

Audio available after 5pm.

Oftentimes, spiritual leaders are the ones we turn to, to help solve problems in our communities. One of those leaders is Reverend George Cummings of the Imani Community Church in Oakland. For years, he has been working in the local community to cut back the violence.  Recently, neighborhood advocates like Cummings have teamed up with the Oakland police to implement a violence prevention program called Ceasefire.  Reverend Cummings talked to KALW’s Holly Kernan about how it works.

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6:13pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

City tries new model for resettling homeless

One of the tents pitched under I-280, in October 2012.
Mary Rees

Last fall, I went  to Fifth and King Streets in  San Francisco, just under the on-ramp to I-280. A group of tents inhabited the space then. The ground around the tents was swept, and bicycles stood in neat lines. Residents, such as Jessica Prater, knew one another and felt safe there.

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5:17pm

Wed March 20, 2013
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS 3/20

Preparing your 2012 Income Tax Return/Avoiding tax scams

Chuck Finney is joined by David Hellman, a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, and Krista Denton, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Director, Bar Assn. of San Francisco.


It's also "Call a CPA Night"!

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4:48pm

Wed March 20, 2013
City Visions: March 25, 2013

A Conversation with SF Public Works Chief Mohammed Nuru

Mohammed Nuru, Director of SF DPW

Host Joseph Pace explores San Francisco's Department of Public Works with its head, Mohammed Nuru.  Is 2011's Road Repaving and Street Safety bond making a difference to San Francisco's streets?  How has DPW adapted to a reduced budget?  What is the status of DPW initiatives such as the Better Market Street project, the Grey to Green initiative, and the SF Giants Sweep Pledge?  

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4:05pm

Wed March 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Critics Wait To See How Pope Francis Deals With Sex Abuse Scandal

David Clohessy, the head of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, holds a recent news conference in Rome. Clohessy says the newly installed Pope Francis needs to address the issue of sexual abuse by Catholic priests.
Jonathan Blakley NPR

Pope Francis has now been installed and the world's Catholics are looking to see where he will lead the church. But one man in Rome has been trying to make sure the Vatican also deals with the church's troubled past.

David Clohessy, who says he was a victim of sexual abuse at a young age by a Catholic priest, is the director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. By his count, he held 15 news conferences in Rome in the weeks leading up to the conclave at the Vatican.

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3:09pm

Wed March 20, 2013
The Two-Way

'Tonight Show' Reportedly Moving To New York In 2014 With Fallon As Host

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Jimmy Fallon, right, and Jay Leno at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Jimmy Fallon is on track to replace Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show on NBC in 2014, according to unnamed sources in The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter.

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2:06pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Around the Nation

Forensic Advances Raise New Questions About Old Convictions

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 4:48 pm

After a forensic dentist used software to correct a distortion in the image a decade later, the original expert witness recanted his testimony.
Courtesy of Jan Stiglitz

Advances in forensic technology are showing that what used to be considered clear-cut proof of guilt may be nothing of the kind. A California case highlights a growing problem facing courts: what to do when an expert witness changes his mind because of better science and technology.

William Richards was convicted of brutally murdering his wife and is serving 25 years to life. The evidence against him was mostly circumstantial and two different juries were unable to reach a verdict. A third trial was aborted because the judge recused himself.

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2:00pm

Wed March 20, 2013
It's All Politics

Administration Still Fighting For Assault Weapons Ban, Biden Says

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 9:00 am

Vice President Biden at a December 2012 meeting of police chiefs on gun control, held in Washington, D.C.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Vice President Joe Biden told All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block in an interview Wednesday that he and the Obama administration plan to continue to fight for a ban on assault weapons to be included in a larger bill in Congress.

That despite signs that such a ban doesn't have enough support, even from members of Biden's own party, to make it through the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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1:58pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Environment

Massive Sinkhole In Louisiana Baffles Officials

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 3:43 pm

After the collapse of a salt mine in south Louisiana last year, a 9-acre sinkhole has flooded the area. It also caused gas and oil leaks, and local residents are fed up.
Debbie Elliott NPR

Louisiana officials are grappling with a giant sinkhole that's threatening a neighborhood. A salt mine collapsed last year, creating a series of problems regulators say they've never seen before, including tremors and oil and gas leaks and a sinkhole that now covers 9 acres.

Residents have been evacuated for more than seven months now and are losing patience.

Ernie Boudreaux lives in a trailer on Jambalaya Street in Bayou Corne, La. Strange things have been happening to his home, he says.

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1:58pm

Wed March 20, 2013
All Tech Considered

Yes, Your New Car Has A 'Black Box.' Where's The Off Switch?

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 3:43 pm

Detective Dave Wells plugs his laptop into a car's event data recorder. A large portion of new cars are equipped with the device, and the government is considering making them mandatory in all vehicles. But some say there should be an "off" option.
Martin Kaste NPR

If you're a vehicle owner and happen to have a car accident in the near future (we hope you don't), it's likely the crash details will be recorded. Automotive "black boxes" are now built into more than 90 percent of new cars, and the government is considering making them mandatory.

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