5:06pm

Mon June 25, 2012
The Record

Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:39 pm

Bruce Springsteen onstage during the Born in the USA tour in 1985.
Richard E. Aaron Redferns

4:47pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Cops & Courts

Serving time on the fire line

Cal Fire

It’s summer in California, which means fire season is in full force – and it could be the worst one in years. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, better known as CAL FIRE, responds to more than 5,000 wildfires each year. They protect more than 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands and provide emergency services for most of the state’s counties.

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4:40pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 25, 2012

We hear voices from San Francisco's LGBT Pride Weekend, reactions to California state parks closing, prison inmates as wildfire firefighters, and local musicians Dirty Ghosts.

4:40pm

Mon June 25, 2012
All Tech Considered

Facebook Changed Your Primary Email Address, But Says It Warned You

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 5:28 am

Facebook recently changed all its users' primary email addresses.
Leon Neal AFP/Getty Images

A key change was made to your Facebook profile recently that you may not have noticed yet. Facebook has replaced the primary email address users entered in their profile contact information with brand-new @facebook.com addresses. These addresses allow you to email external accounts from your Facebook inbox. Forbes first noticed the change:

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4:33pm

Mon June 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Phelps And Lochte Set To Square Off In Olympic Trials Final

Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 5:35 pm

Michael Phelps swims in a preliminary heat at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Phelps and rival Ryan Lochte were awoken from their afternoon naps by a fire alarm at their hotel Monday.
Al Bello Getty Images

The London Olympics are still more than a month away, but fans of swimming were eager to see the 2012 edition of the rivalry between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte get started Monday, when the two Olympic gold medalists face off in the final of the 400-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Update at 8:32 p.m. Lochte Beats Phelps

Lochte defeated Phelps at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

Here's more from The Associated Press:

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4:11pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Arts & Culture

The voices of San Francisco Pride

This past weekend, San Francisco’s streets were filled with pride. Thousands of people participated in the 42nd annual event, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and culture. The youth producers of OutLoud radio were there, talking to participants about what Pride means to them. They bring us this audio postcard.  

Angel: Hello, my name is Angel and I am here with OutLoud Radio and we are at Delores Park. And I am here with…

Jose the Gay: …Jose the Gay. I am 24 years old.

Angel: And he is from…

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3:55pm

Mon June 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Greek Workers Find Ancient Highway In Subway Dig

Officials unveiled an ancient road found during construction of Thessaloniki's new subway system Monday.
Nikolas Giakoumidis AP

A Greek city's new subway project has led to the discovery of an ancient road made of marble that was laid nearly 2,000 years ago. The road in Thessaloniki is made of paving stones that show signs of use by both horse-drawn carriages and local children, the AP reports.

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3:35pm

Mon June 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Facebook Names Sheryl Sandberg To Board

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 3:43 am

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was named Monday to the company's board of directors. Sandberg is the first woman on Facebook's board.
Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images

Facebook now has a woman on its board of directors: The company announced Monday that Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg would join the board.

Sandberg, the company's No.2 executive, was hired away from Google in 2008.

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2:40pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Could Kaiser Permanente's Low-Cost Health Care Be Even Cheaper?

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 2:27 pm

George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2009.
Michel Euler AP

Kaiser Permanente rose out of Henry J. Kaiser's utopian, industrialist dream.

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2:33pm

Mon June 25, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here's ambitious public engagement strategy

Scale model of pop-up structure. (Created by Oakland firm Ministers of the Environment)

Watch Zakary Zide, designer with Oakland firm Minsters of the Environment, constructing a part of Hear Here's mobile story structure. 

Starting in July, the Hear Here producers are taking it to the streets! ...and parks, and plazas, and other public places in San Francisco and Oakland. And they're taking their mobile pop-up booth with them!

Pop-up what?

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