8:07am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Strikes Indecency Rules, Doesn't Address Free Speech Issue

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 2:20 pm

By an 8-0 vote, the Supreme Court today threw out fines the Federal Communications Commission filed against Fox and ABC.

The court did not address whether the FCC rules violated anyone's First Amendment right to free speech. Instead, the justices ruled that the FCC "failed to give Fox or ABC fair notice prior to the broadcasts in question that fleeting expletives and momentary nudity could be found actionably indecent."

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7:54am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Salt

Company Bets Robotic Vending Machine Pizza Is A Winner

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 9:19 am

A promotional image for Let's Pizza.
A1 Concepts

7:28am

Thu June 21, 2012
Space

A Final Voyage, Into The Wild Black Yonder

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 1:16 pm

An artist's rendering shows one of NASA's twin Voyager spacecrafts, which launched in 1977.
NASA via AP

7:17am

Thu June 21, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond 6/23

Funny Food Songs

Music about leftover pizza, junk food, cornbread, homegrown tomatoes, and other delights by Christine Lavin, Guy Clark, Cheryl Wheeler, John McCutcheon, the Chenille Sisters, Patty Larkin, Tim O'Brien, and others.  Folk Music & Beyond:  Listen with KALW's Local Music Player through 6/30.

7:10am

Thu June 21, 2012
Out in the Bay 6/21

Under the Rainbow

Marilyn Pittman's encore presentation of her interview with Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Rainbow Flag. It was 1978, Harvey Milk was leading the gay rights movement, and Gilbert started with a banner for the pride parade that became the worldwide symbol it is today.  Out in the Bay:  Thursday at 7pm.

6:59am

Thu June 21, 2012
Rape in the Military

Today on Your Call: What is being done about sexual assault cases in the US military?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Kirby Dick, director the documentary "The Invisible War." The film shines a spotlight on widespread rape and assault in the military. Eighty percent of assault cases go unreported. How are these men and women dealing with their trauma? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. The film is a call to action. What will it take to hold perpetrators accountable? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Ariana Klay, former Marine Officer

Kirby Dick, director of The "Invisible War"

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6:21am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Bullied Bus Monitor Wants Apology, But Still Believes 'All Kids Aren't Bad'

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 11:46 am

From the video of Karen Klein being bullied.
youtube.com

6:20am

Thu June 21, 2012
It's All Politics

Campaigns Release Fundraising Numbers, But Some Big Spenders Stay Mum

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 2:03 pm

From the retired librarian in Kentucky who gave President Obama's campaign $19 to the Arkansas investment banker who gave the superPAC backing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney a half-million dollars — it's all there at the Federal Election Commission website.

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5:47am

Thu June 21, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Thursday June 21, 2012

Henry Ossawa Tanner - "The Banjo Lesson" (highlighted story below)
  • 173rd Day of 2012 / 193 Remaining
  • 93 Days Until Autumn Begins
  • Sunrise:5:48
  • Sunset:8:36
  • 14 Hours 48 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:7:50am
  • Moon Set:10:05pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 5 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • July 3 @ 11:51am
  • Full Buck Moon
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5:39am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Hold Steady; 387,000 Filed Last Week

There were 387,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits filed last week, down just 2,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reports.

The previous week's number, by the way, was revised up slightly — to 389,000 from the initial estimate of 386,000.

The Associated Press writes that:

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