6:13pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Food Donors

Destination Baking Company

Destination Baking Company ~ 598 Chenery Street ~  San Francisco ~ 469-0730

 

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6:02pm

Tue September 11, 2012
COmmunity voices

Passion Profile: Rami Husary

Flickr user wallyg

We’ve been asking listeners to nominate the most passionate people in their communities. We got a call from Bill Maggs, who nominated Rami Husary. We set out to find out what Husary does to make his community better.

Listen to the profile above.

Who’s the most passionate person in your Bay Area life? Call (415) 264-7106 to tell us who you are nominating and why. 

6:02pm

Tue September 11, 2012
COmmunity voices

Passion Profile: Nicole Wires

We’ve been asking listeners to nominate the most passionate people in their communities. Listener Cafiana McLenighan of Urban Farmer nominated Nicole Wires. We sent KALW’s Ashleyanne Krigbaum out to Collective Roots to talk with Wires, and she brought back this profile.

Listen to the audio above.

Who’s the most passionate person in your Bay Area life? Call (415) 264-7106 to tell us who you are nominating and why.

5:57pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

By hook or by crook, urban farmers plant their seeds

It’s a Saturday morning at a formerly vacant lot in Richmond. The sun warms the ground. Rows of fruit trees bend in the breeze. A raised bed made of cinder blocks harbors vegetable plants. Andromeda Brooks carefully plucks weeds from her raspberry patch, offering the young plants encouragement. This is Happy Lot Farm and Garden. 

Less than a year ago, this 14,000-square-foot lot, zoned for low-income housing, lay empty, except for the litter.

“Nothing has really been done on the lot for well over ten years,” says Brooks.

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5:26pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Web Exclusive: The most human robots in the world

YK Tsuchiya Shokai Doll Factory

Samsara is a new film that takes viewers around the world – from Burmese temples, sulfur mines, and hot-air balloon rides – all without a word of narration. One of the stops along the way was in Japan, where the directors encountered robot clones. What does that mean? KALW's Ben Trefny asked director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson to explain. 

Click the audio player above to hear the answer. Audio available after 5pm. 

Listen to the full interview here

5:23pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 11, 2012

Prison realignment and its effects on female prisoners, urban farming, and Samsara--the non-verbal film on meditation. Plus lots of fun interstitials with KALW phone room volunteers and other passionate people!

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5:08pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

The "ever turning wheel of life" on film

Imagine you can witness the most beautiful, and most disturbing, sights in the world. Riding a hot air balloon over exquisite Burmese temples; descending into poisonous sulfur mines in Java; meeting robot clones in Japan; exploring factory farms in China. These are some of the images of Samsara: a new feature film from Emeryville director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson now showing in Berkeley and San Francisco.

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4:40pm

Tue September 11, 2012
The Salt

Yelp Reviewers Slice And Dice The Politics Of Pizza

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 1:07 pm

President Obama is lifted off the ground by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant, during an unannounced stop Sunday in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

When Scott Van Duzer welcomed President Obama to his pizza shop Sunday with a massive bearhug, it was the beginning of the end of his anonymity.

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4:29pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Book Talk 9/16

Anne Perry

Alan talks with Anne Perry about her latest mystery, "Dorchester Terrace." [rebroadcast] Sunday at 6:30 PM

4:17pm

Tue September 11, 2012
All Tech Considered

11 Takeaways From Zuckerberg's First Interview Since Facebook's IPO

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 5:08 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasized his company's mobile-centered future Tuesday, in his first public comments since Facebook's troubled IPO.
Eric Risberg AP

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave his first public interview after his tech company's rocky IPO and the disappointing stock performance that followed. Facebook's share price is now worth about $19 — half as much as it was priced back in May when its stock first went on the market.

Zuckerberg took questions from Michael Arrington at TechCrunch Disrupt, a San Francisco conference for startups. We watched and listened in to the talk in case you missed it:

Building a mission and business go hand-in-hand

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