Julie Caine

Reporter/Producer

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8:51am

Thu December 22, 2011
Arts & Culture

Curating the state's natural sounds

Mammoth Lakes, California.
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If you go deep in the basement of the Oakland Museum of California you might hear something extraordinary. It’s the archives of the California Library of Natural Sounds. What started with some crickets and a couple of frogs has expanded into a sound collection that's hard to contain inside the gallery walls. Reporter Julie Caine takes us inside the Library for this report from the KALW News archives.

CARSON BELL: I listen to a lot of wild things in here.

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4:00pm

Tue December 13, 2011
Economy/Labor/Biz

West coast protests disrupt ports

Protesters march on the Port of Oakland, 12/12/11
Photo by Julie Caine

Occupy protesters marched on ports from Anchorage to San Diego Monday in a coordinated action designed to shut down operations.

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5:01pm

Mon December 5, 2011
Transportation

High-speed rail looking more uncertain

While BART managers are trying to bring the Bay Area’s rail system into the future, state officials are trying to bring a new train system into existence. High-speed rail is supposed to whisk passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just two and a half hours. It’s a controversial project, though, and over the past few months it’s gotten even more controversial. KALW’s transportation reporter Julie Caine has more.

HOLLY KERNAN: Julie, we know the price tag for high-speed rail has now gone up to an estimated $100 billion. What is happening?

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9:09pm

Thu November 17, 2011
Transportation

Reporter Charles Piller talks possible structural flaws on the new Bay Bridge

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Earlier this week, two Caltrans workers were fired for allegedly falsifying test results on various projects around the state, and neglecting proper testing procedures of the new span on the Bay Bridge. 

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9:00pm

Thu November 17, 2011
Transportation

How I learned to stop worrying and love the 880 freeway

On the 880 freeway in Oakland.
Julie Caine

The Bay Area’s first real freeway was the 880. Completed in 1957, it connects the Port of Oakland with San Jose. Today it’s a major trucking route, and the most direct way to get to the Oakland Airport, or to a Raiders game.

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