10:58pm

Tue May 22, 2012
The Record

The End Of 'Idol': There Are No More Songs Left To Be Sung

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:47 pm

American Idol finalists Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez on stage with host Ryan Seacrest on the Fox TV show Tuesday night.
Michael Becker Fox

Tonight, when Ryan Seacrest announces who has won the 11th season of American Idol — when the confetti falls and Jennifer Lopez sheds a perfect dewy teardrop and Randy Jackson's thought bubble explodes with "Dude, that was a moment moment MOMENT" and Steven Tyler purses his immortal lips in that vampire-connoisseur way he does, smelling the perfume of another sweet young victory — I will be out to dinner with friends, far from the agony and ecstasy finalists Jessica Sanchez and Phi

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7:23pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Superintendents Message

Superintendents Message

Superintendents Message for May 22, 2012

5:20pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

GLBT museum celebrates fight for social justice

Photo courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society http://www.glbthistory.org/index.html

The rainbow flag flying over the Castro District is symbolic of the gay community. But back in Harvey Milk’s day, San Francisco was not as gay-friendly. Consider the words of Milk’s speechwriter, Frank Robinson, from a promo for the film 2008 Milk: “When he came to town, there were a lot of gays living in town but there was no such thing as a gay community per se. People were friends of the community who would be your friends until you got between a rock and a hard place, and then they didn’t know you.”

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5:07pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Politics

Youth Radio: Does the US live up to its political ideals?

Turning 18 this year is special: you get to vote in the November elections! Remember when you first voted? The rush of being old enough to be heard, to count, to matter.

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4:26pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 22, 2012

A new documentary urges young people to become more socially and politically active; five young people reflect on politics; Question Bridge: Black Males; and San Francisco's GLBT museum celebrates the fight for social justice.

4:24pm

Tue May 22, 2012
All Tech Considered

Stolen Phone Beams Photos To Owner, Who Puts Them On Facebook

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 5:06 pm

A month after Katy McCaffrey's iPhone was stolen, photographs began streaming from the phone to her "cloud" account. She used them to create a photo album on Facebook; she called it "Stolen iPhone Adventures."
Facebook

There are many ways to find a lost or stolen cellphone. You can call the number and see who answers; you can use "Find My Phone" apps that track your phone's GPS. Or, if your camera phone automatically posts photos to your account in "the cloud," you can simply watch your photo feed and look for clues in the strange new images that start popping up. Just be prepared to see anything — like scenes from a cruise ship.

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4:20pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

#ReGeneration film explores political apathy among young Americans

Recent census data shows that on the West Coast, less than half of Americans younger than 24 have registered to vote. And only a quarter say they've actually voted. That figure is considerably lower compared to other age groups – for example, among 45- to 64-year-olds, nearly 60 percent say they've voted. The situation in other parts of the US is very similar.

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3:26pm

Tue May 22, 2012
U.S.

Blacks, Gays And The Church: A Complex Relationship

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 4:14 pm

The Apostolic Tabernacle Mass Choir performs in Oakland, Calif., in 2010.
Christopher Polk WireImage via Getty Image

Fairly or not, African-Americans have become the public face of resistance to same-sex marriage, owing to their religious beliefs and the outspoken opposition of many black pastors.

Yet the presence of gays and lesbians in black churches is common. And the fact that they often hold leadership positions in their congregations is the worst kept secret in black America.

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3:23pm

Tue May 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Sheriff Arpaio Sends Publicly Funded Deputy To Hawaii On 'Birther' Hunt

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 3:27 pm

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2011.
Ross D. Franklin AP

It seems there's not a month that goes by that Maricopa (Ariz.) County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't involved in one controversy or another.

As we've reported, Arpaio is already facing a federal civil rights lawsuit.

But now there's news that Arpaio is using public money on his quest to investigate President Obama's birth certificate. Both the Arizona Republic and Honolulu Star Advertiser report that Arpaio sent his deputy, Brian Mackiewcz, to Hawaii in part because of what Arpaio said were "security issues," related to the investigation.

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3:09pm

Tue May 22, 2012
The Salt

Judge Sours On POM Wonderful's Erectile Dysfunction & Heart Disease Claims

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 5:42 am

POM Wonderful

Pom Wonderful Pomegranate products may be loaded with antioxidants, but there's not sufficient evidence that it can treat, prevent, or reduce the risk of specific conditions such as heart disease or erectile dysfunction according to a ruling handed down by Chief Administrative Law Judge Michael Chappell.

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