4:11pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Politics

San Francisco voters share their views on the election

Today we’re going around the Bay Area to see what you the voters are talking about this election season. We heard from San Francisco residents Grim Lithsaw, Joy Pulsipher, Rob Wadleigh, James Smith and Bruce Bowman, as brought to us by KALW’s RJ Sloan.

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4:11pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 18, 2012

Bay Area residents discuss election 2012; arguments for and against draining the Hetch Hetchy; and Youth Radio: why do some juveniles end up with such long prison sentences?

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4:05pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Politics

What matters to Alameda County voters?

Today we’re going around the Bay Area to see what you the voters are talking about this election season. We heard from Alameda county residents Bob Ferris, Christopher Rufo, Tess Thorman, and Todd Carmody as brought to us by KALW’s Alyssa Kapnik.

What are the main issues on your mind before the upcoming 2012 elections?

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3:59pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Politics

Napa City residents discuss election 2012

Photo by Navin Rajagopalan

Today we’re going around the Bay Area to see what you the voters are talking about this election season. We heard from Napa City residents Johnny Cozad, Darcy Tunt and Matthew Fortezzo as brought to us by KALW’s Julie Caine.

What is the main thing on your mind just before the election?

JOHNNY COZAD: Well, of course, with everybody it's the economy. I see things gradually happening for the better. I also see the Republicans stopping president obama doing what he wants to do. I think it could be a lot better.

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3:07pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Shots - Health News

More Clues About Hazards From Laundry Detergent Pods

A label warns parents to keep Tide laundry detergent packets away from small children.
Pat Sullivan AP

There's now a deeper look at young kids who got sick after eating or otherwise messing around with those laundry detergent pods that look a lot like candy.

Doctors from two poison control centers and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have analyzed more than a thousand incidents involving people exposed to the pods and other kinds of laundry detergent.

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3:00pm

Thu October 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Immigration Arrest Near School, Sparks Protest In Detroit

Immigrant rights groups rallied in Detroit, yesterday, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested one man and questioned another when they were on their way to drop their kids off at school.

Michigan Live reports:

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2:10pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Around the Nation

To Shrink Rents, S.F. Considers Shrinking Apartments

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 5:32 pm

The development firm Panoramic Interests is building about two dozen "micro-apartments" in San Francisco. The company is poised to offer even smaller units if the city approves a proposed new minimum size of 220 square feet.
Artist's Rendering of Smartspace Unit Courtesy of Panoramic Interests

In many large cities, like Dallas, Phoenix and even parts of Chicago, $800 a month is enough for a clean one-bedroom apartment, decked out with a living room, washer and dryer — and maybe even a pool, in a larger complex.

But if you want to live alone in San Francisco, getting those amenities at that price is practically a pipe dream. With the region's resurgent high-tech industries luring many well-educated, well-paid workers to the Bay Area, the average rent for a studio apartment in the city now runs around $2,000.

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2:04pm

Thu October 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Colombia, Rebel Group Will Continue Peace Talks In Cuba

Colombia's government head of negotiators Humberto de la Calle (second to the left), speaks next to the delegation members prior to boarding a plane to Oslo, Norway, on Tuesday.
Eitan Abramovich AFP/Getty Images

After a first round of historic peace talks, the Colombian government and members of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have agreed to continue peace talks in Havana, Cuba.

It was just this summer that President Juan Manuel Santos acknowledged for the first time that the two groups were engaged in "exploratory talks" aimed at bringing the longest war in the Western Hemisphere to an end.

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