Chris Connelly

Reporter/Producer

Chris Connelly is a reporter with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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12:36pm

Sat December 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Why This Video Makes This Editor Think Clinton Will Run In 2016

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 3:45 am

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton watches a video about her public life that was played before she addressed the Saban Forum in Washington last week.
Mary Calvert Reuters /Landov

3:26pm

Wed May 2, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Life after addiction in Zanzibar

Photo by Christopher Connelly

In the last twenty years, the Eastern African islands Zanzibar have become a top destination for tourists. They come for the beautiful beaches, the food, the history and the architecture.  But in the last two decades another economy has developed:  the drug trade.

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11:52am

Tue January 31, 2012
Arts & Culture

Who needs a guitar to be a rock star?

Matt Feldstein, a.k.a Cold Steel Renegade at the SF Regional Championships.
Christopher Connelly

When it comes to making it big at anything, you’ve got to do some hard work. Behind every rock star, there are thousands of hours of practice, touring and rocking out. Of course, to rock out, you don’t actually need to know how to play an instrument – at least not at the San Francisco Regional Air Guitar Championships. There, rock gods are judged on their stage presence, technical merit, and something called “airness.”

To find out what that is, just take a listen to this story from KALW’s Christopher Connelly, who was there to witness it all firsthand.

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4:32pm

Wed January 4, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Santa Barbara County is writing its own rules on fracking

http://www.flickr.com/photos/darthpedrius/6144362998/

After a series of earthquakes near Youngstown, Ohio last week, some observers are pointing to an unusual culprit. Yesterday seismologist John Armbruster told NPR that he thinks the quakes were related to an oil and gas extraction process called fracking.

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3:52pm

Tue December 27, 2011
Politics

America's war on drugs: 40 years, a trillion dollars, and debatable results

Under CC License from Thomas Marthinsen. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomma/4906491235/

In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared drug users public enemy number one. Young, white, middle-class kids were openly using recreational drugs, and long-held stigmas about drug use were shrinking, especially in the Bay Area. Public perception typically connected drugs with protest culture and the social rebellion of the '60s and '70s. To then-president Richard Nixon, and many others, it was a sign of society coming apart at the seams.

PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON: We must wage total war on what I have called public enemy number one: the problem of dangerous drugs.

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