The song you’re hearing is by Even Taylor of Oakland. Her blend of melodic folk music and the occasional pop-rock cover will make you think, laugh, and maybe play the kazoo – if there are enough to go around.
She's playing a cozy concert this Friday, March 16 at Matching Half Café in San Francisco, starting about 8pm.
On the next Your Call, we’ll mark the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s first children’s book by talking about classic kids books, and the remarkable children’s literature being written right now. Why are the bonds we make with those special children’s books so powerful? And when stories like The Lorax head to the big screen – or the iPad -- how does the magic of a grown-up reading to a kid change?
Carla Kozak, children’s librarian at San Francisco Public Library.
At a Berkeley city farm called Urban Adamah, about 100 people are gathered under a large, white, open-air tent. It’s a cold, raining evening in early February – but nevermind the weather. This is a festive occasion. Pomegranates, olives and other fruits and wines fill the tables to celebrate a little-known Jewish holiday called Tu B’shevat.
Last month on the show, we aired a story about the controversy over how UC Berkeley is a center for unearthing and studying the remains of native Californians. UC Berkeley In it, Professor Tim White says of the study of native remains:
“It is a holistic study, just like a crime scene investigation, but these are very cold cases with very ancient evidence."