12:14am

Tue August 28, 2012
Energy

Methane Making An Appearance In Pa. Water Supplies

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 12:03 pm

Ted and Gale Franklin live in Leroy Township, Pa., where people have been dealing with flammable gas puddles and tainted well water.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

Mike and Nancy Leighton's problems began on May 19, just as Mike was settling in to watch the Preakness Stakes. A neighbor in Leroy Township, Pa., called Mike and told him to check the water well located just outside his front door.

"I said, 'I'll be down in 15 minutes.' I wanted to see the race," Leighton said. But as the horses were racing, Leighton's well was overflowing. Typically, there's between 80 to 100 feet of head space between the top of the well and its water supply. But when Leighton went outside, the water was bubbling over the top.

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12:12am

Tue August 28, 2012
Africa

Somaliland: A Pocket Of Stability In A Chaotic Region

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:32 am

Bundles of Somaliland's own currency bills are laid out by a money-changer on a street in Hargeisa, capital of the unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland in northwestern Somalia. Investors are beginning to move into the untapped market in Somaliland, a stable island in a turbulent region.
Kyodo/Landov

Somalia is synonymous with failed states, pirates and Islamist militants. But in the nation's northwest lies a peaceful, stable territory with an elected government known as Somaliland. The enclave broke away from the fractious Horn of Africa nation in 1991 and has been going it alone ever since.

To the disappointment of its residents, Somaliland has not been recognized as an independent nation, but its stability is attracting investors that other parts of Somalia can only dream of.

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11:52pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Small business

Today on Your Call: What does this election mean for small businesses?

On Today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the future of small business sector. According to small business association firms with fewer than 500 employees provide jobs for over half of the nation's workforce. How do the close ties of both major parties to big business shape their approach to small business?  Join us live at 10am PST or post a comment here. If you are a small business owner, what policies do you support? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


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7:09pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond 9/1

Blues singer-guitarist Eric Bibb

Blues singer-guitarist Eric Bibb stops by the KALW studios to talk about his recent CD "Deeper In The Well" and perform a few songs.  Eric's warm and heartfelt songs radiate hope and positive energy, even in the darkest of times.  Broadcast Saturday 9/1 at 3pm.  Listen anytime through 9/8 via KALW's Local Music Player.

7:09pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond Saturday 3 pm 9/1/12

Eric Bibb This Saturday at 3 pm on Folk Music & Beyond

Blues singer-guitarist Eric Bibb stops by the KALW studios to talk about his recent CD "Deeper In The Well" and perform a few songs.  Eric's warm and heartfelt songs radiate hope and positive energy, even in the darkest of times.

6:06pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

California salmon are back, but for how long?

Life is pretty boring if you’re a salmon growing up in the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. After being incubated in a tray, you spend six months in a plastic tub surrounded by 70,000 fish just like you. Then, it’s graduation day. You’ll be scooped into a tanker truck and dumped into the Sacramento River. But for now there’s nothing to do but eat, and the only thing you see all day are the people who feed you, like D.J. Gervin.

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4:57pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 27, 2012

City College of San Francisco fights to maintain accreditation, the true cost of fish, putting farmed salmon back into the wild, and local musicians Bells.

4:45pm

Mon August 27, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2

U2 was the first concert Oakland's Hayes Morehouse ever went to.

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4:18pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Education

City College of San Francisco Fights for its Future

Banners and flyers on the first day of classes
Jen Chien

In recent years, all levels of California’s public education system have been suffering from continuing budget cuts. City College of San Francisco, California’s largest community college has not been immune to these troubles. But right now it's facing an even bigger challenge, as the school fights to maintain its accreditation.  KALW Education reporter Jen Chien spoke with Ben Trefny about the situation.

4:16pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Fishing for the truth on seafood prices

Flickr user andreagp

99 Ranch’s seafood counter is enormous – and it needs to be: the store serves seafood eaters of many nationalities and income levels all over the Bay Area. The selection is huge: grouper from Peru, fish from Vietnam, China, Taiwan, and India.

Carlos Montelibano heads the fish department at the 99 Ranch in Mountain View where the prices are low.

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