6:00pm

Wed March 21, 2012
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Preparing your 2011 Tax Return

Chuck Finney is joined by David Hellman, Certified Specialist in Tax Law and CPA, to talk about preparing your 2011 tax returns.

Also at 7pm on March 21, we will have our annual off-the-air "Call A CPA Night" (call 1-800-525-9917) with several Certified Public Accountants.

5:07pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

Terry Riley

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The music you’re hearing is by acclaimed composer Terry Riley. Riley is considered one of the founders of the Minimalist movement of the 1960s, which has influenced such diverse musicians as Philip Glass and The Who. He’s performing a benefit concert for The Old First Church in San Francisco on Friday, March 23, starting at 8pm.

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4:21pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 21, 2012

How to deal with kids who commit crimes, budget cuts and the California Governor's proposal to shut down the Division of Juvenile Justice, amateur opera in San Francisco, and local musician Terry Riley.

4:07pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Cops & Courts

Getting inside the Department of Juvenile Justice

Juvenile offenders at EastLake (Central) Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles, from the film, “Juvies.”

Michael Minor is chief deputy secretary of the Division of Juvenile Justice at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. It’s his job to help shape the future for this department that’s potentially on the budget chopping block. KALW’s Holly Kernan spoke with Minor about what the role of the Division of Juvenile Justice.

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3:56pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Law

Supreme Court: Property Owners Can Challenge EPA

Mike and Chantell Sackett of Priest Lake, Idaho, pose for a photo in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Oct. 14, 2011. The court ruled unanimously Wednesday that property owners have a right to prompt review by a judge of an important tool used by the Environmental Protection Agency to address water pollution.
Haraz N. Ghanbari AP

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of an Idaho couple who were prevented from building their dream home after the Environmental Protection Agency barred them from building on their land. The agency claimed the property was protected wetlands under the federal Clean Water Act.

The ruling gives property owners the right to challenge an EPA compliance order from the time it is issued, rather than waiting for the agency to begin enforcement actions.

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3:50pm

Wed March 21, 2012
All Tech Considered

A Job At What Cost? When Employers Log In To Dig In

Employers have been asking for prospective employees' Facebook username and passwords to do some extra research on whom they may be hiring.
Leon Neal AFP/Getty Images

How would it feel if you were in a job interview and the prospective employer asked for your username and password to see your Facebook profile? Robert Collins says he felt "violated."

"I felt disrespected. I felt that my privacy was invaded," he tells All Things Considered host Robert Siegel, "but not only my privacy, the privacy of my friends and that of my family that didn't ask for that."

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3:37pm

Wed March 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Pew: More Americans See 'Too Much' Religious Talk In Politics

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 10:59 am

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is prayed over after speaking at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKinney, Texas, in February.
Rex C. Curry AP

According to a new survey, 38 percent of Americans say there is too much "expression of religious faith and prayer from political leaders."

Thirty percent say there is too little and 25 percent say there's just the right amount.

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3:25pm

Wed March 21, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Truth: The theatrical tragedy of Mike Daisey

Oh, what a mess.

By now you’ve heard about the dust up over the This American Life episode that aired this weekend— “Retraction”— in which the show did the unprecedented. It took back a story it had aired on the grounds that some of the material turned out not to be factual. You may have also seen the story arc for the past few days of Mike Daisey, the monologist whose work is at the center of it all.

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3:01pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Million Dollar Donors

Lots Of GOP Money Flowing From The Texas Two

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 7:50 am

Houston home builder Bob Perry at the sales center of one of his developments in 2002.
Melissa Phillip AP

The latest reports from the Federal Election Commission shed new light on the political largesse of two Texas businessmen who have become common names in the world of Republican fundraising.

With a $1 million check in February to the superPAC backing Rick Santorum, Dallas nuclear waste dump owner Harold Simmons and his wife, Annette, have now contributed to groups supporting all three of the top GOP candidates.

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2:58pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Cops & Courts

Correcting youth corrections in California

Paso Robles Youth Corrections Facility
Courtesy of Flickr user Shawn Thorpe.

This week, US Supreme Court took up the issue of life without parole for juvenile offenders. The question for the justices is whether children who commit murder should have the chance at some point in their lives to prove they should be let free.

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