10:45pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Sweetness And Light

History Joins The 49ers In Opposing Ray Lewis

Originally published on Thu January 31, 2013 6:09 am

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis speaks at a news conference in New Orleans on Monday. The Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. It will be Lewis' last game.
Patrick Semansky AP

When Secretariat won what was certified to be his last race, I went down onto the track at Woodbine, and gauging where he had crossed the finish line, snatched up the last grass that perhaps the greatest thoroughbred ever had laid hooves to in his career.

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10:43pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Economy

Study: Nearly Half In U.S. Lack Financial Safety Net

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 8:03 am

Nearly 44 percent of Americans don't have enough savings or other liquid assets to stay out of poverty for more than three months if they lose their income, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development.
Atanas Bezov iStockphoto.com

In his inaugural address, President Obama talked about a country where even "a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else." But in reality, that's not always the case. A new report finds that one of the biggest obstacles for many Americans is that they don't have the savings or assets they need to help them get ahead.

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9:03pm

Tue January 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Lanny Breuer, Justice Dept.'s Criminal Division Chief, Says He Will Step Down

Assistant US Attorney General Lanny Breuer in December of 2012.
Ramin Talaie Getty Images

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the longest serving chief of the Justice Department's criminal division since the 1960s, says he will leave government service in March.

Breuer is announcing his departure a day after a federal judge in New Orleans accepted a guilty plea by BP in connection with the 2010 Gulf Oil spill, the biggest criminal investigation — and at $4 billion, the biggest criminal penalty — in Justice Department history.

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6:26pm

Tue January 29, 2013
SFUSD

Superintendents Thoughts

The Superintendents message for the 01/29/13 school board meeting

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6:13pm

Tue January 29, 2013
City Visions: February 4, 2013

Is the CA Environmental Quality Act Working?

Credit http://www.conservation.ca.gov

City Visions takes up the movement to reform the California Environmental Quality Act -- hailed by some as our state's pre-eminent environmental law, but condemned by others as a vehicle for obstructionism. How has the 43-year old law helped -- or hindered -- the construction of environmentally sound projects in the Bay Area? What, if anything, needs to be changed?


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5:44pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

What will happen to Drakes Bay Oyster Company?

Drakes Estero
Credit ©Drakes bay oyster company

Drakes Bay Oyster Company, an oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore, is at the center of a nationwide debate over what it means to preserve wilderness. When the national seashore was created, the oyster farm got a 40 year lease to operate on the park land. That lease expired at the end of 2012, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to renew it. 

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5:40pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Transportation

Listener Feedback: Golden Gate Park bike lanes

Last week, we aired a story produced by KALW’s Ben Trefny and Rai Sue Sussman that discussed Golden Gate Park’s new biking lanes, and it prompted an unprecedented response. Here are some thoughts from our listeners:

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5:39pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

A place for unwell marine mammals to be loved, set free

Under CC license from Flickr user mikebaird

The standard breakfast at the Marine Mammal Rescue Center, in Sausalito, is fish, fish and more fish. It’s so fishy, in fact, that the volunteers who donate their time also donate some of their clothes to the special animal hospital.

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5:32pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 29, 2013

What will happen to the Oyster farm?; California condors not out of the woods; A place for unwell marine mammals to be loved, set free; Listener Feedback: Golden Gate Park bike lanes; and local band Dodge's Sundodgers.

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

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5:25pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

California Condors not out of the woods

The California Condor is a severely endangered bird – and one of the oldest and largest in North America. The process of trying to protect, and now regenerate, the condor population began in the early 1900s. Since then, government agencies have spent $20 million on the conservation effort, making it the most expensive in US history. 

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