Lisa Ratner

Lisa Ratner is a volunteer reporter for KALW's Crosscurrents. Her favorite topics to cover are Public Transportation, Food Politics, Gender Politics, and Film.

She is a freelance Jill-of-all-media-trades including photography, video production, web design, and marketing for small businesses and non-profits. You can view her portfolio here.

 

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3:29pm

Thu April 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: The Manalo Love Story

About 16 years ago, San Francisco native Allan Manalo visited Manila, the capital of the Philippines, in an effort to reconnect with his heritage. There he met his wife, Joyce D. Juan-Manalo and recognized that even though they grew up with an ocean between them, they were strikingly similar in many ways. Here they recall the sparks that connected them in the beginning.

This interview was facilitated by Frank Kingman of San Francisco Storycorps.

1:36pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 9, 2012

Facebook has acquired the photo sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Instagram is a two-year-old, 13-employee, San Francisco start-up company. They make a photo-sharing application in which one can add a variety of filters effects and share easily...

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1:32pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, March 26, 2012

$1.5 billion of California’s High Speed Rail money has been guaranteed to Caltrain’s rail electrification project. It means progress for building a 1.2 mile tunnel from San Francisco’s Caltrain station to the new downtown Transbay Terminal. San Francisco transportation officials are now requesting $1 billion in federal grants for the Bart extension project to San Jose...

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10:12am

Mon March 12, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, March 12, 2012

The Federal Transit Administration has committed $900 million to the Bart Silicon Valley project. This extends the existing Bart system 16 miles south to San Jose. Construction can begin, and if all goes as planned, the extension could be running four years from now...

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2:56pm

Mon March 5, 2012
Afternoon News Digest

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, March 5, 2012

Thousands of protesters have marched to California’s State Capitol, today, to protest college tuition hikes. Demands range from supporting Governor Jerry Brown’s sales and income tax increase to Occupy’s Millionaire Tax and ReFund California plan...

In another approach to addressing education budget cuts, Bay Area School Districts are weighing the pros and cons of investing in iPads...

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