Bay Area

Windy Hill Live Today 6:30 pm

Jun 22, 2013

"Bluegrass Signal" welcomes members of Windy Hill to the KALW studios.  The band started many years ago by two high school friends in Menlo Park.  Their music is inspired by the songs of Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, and Jimmy Martin.  Henry Warde (mandolin), Ryan Breen (banjo), and Thomas Wille (guitar) usually form the band's power trio and Kyle McCabe (bass) holds down the beat.

Under CC license from Flickr user mrjoro

The Eastern span of the Bay Bridge is the region’s biggest-budget project. Plans for the seismically strong segment were first developed in 2002. It’s been more than a decade and the single suspension structure has cost more than $6 billion, which makes it overdue and over budget.

Recent issues involving snapping rods and improperly galvanized bolts may delay the long-awaited Labor Day opening.

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jaxon Vanderbeken has been covering the Bay Bridge controversies. KALW’s Ben Trefny sat down with him for a wide-ranging conversation.

 

County officials are struggling to provide mental health care for newly released state prisoners under a new law that transfers responsibility for some convicts from the state to local agencies...

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