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First Days: Thu-Thuy Truong

Oct 1, 2015
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This week, we’ve brought you stories of what it’s like to arrive in America. As young children, brother and sister Thu-Thuy Truong and Sy Truong fled with their family from their war-torn home of Vietnam to a refugee camp in Arkansas. They eventually settled in the East Bay. 

If you are sticking around the Bay Area this weekend, here is our shortlist of things worth checking out.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug 26, 2015
Kendrick Brinson at SF Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

How to solve San Francisco's homeless pooping problem // SF Gate

"While Mayor Ed Lee announced this week that 'the homeless must leave the street' for Super Bowl 50, it's more what they leave behind on the street that is a concern for the million or so people who have to walk a few blocks or a few miles in the city every day.

On the July 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about free events, new ways to explore Bay Area neighborhoods, nature walks and hikes. 

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There’s a disturbing national trend many call the school-to-prison pipeline -- where students, often low-income children of color, are pushed out of school and into the criminal justice system. That’s the subject of actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith’s new show at Berkeley Repertory Theater, “Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education, the California Chapter”. The show uses Smith’s signature style of documentary theater, where she interviews people and then performs their words verbatim, using her acting skills to embody their voices and mannerisms.

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Tonight is opening night for the The Tenderloin Museum, and they’re celebrating with a panel discussion titled ‘The Screaming Queens, Then and Now,’ featuring transgender activists Tamara Ching, Veronika Fimbres, and filmmakers Susan Stryker & Victor Silverman. 

Hana Baba

About 20 Muslim families are gathered on a hilltop outside the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, just after sunset. A water fountain bubbles, women and men chat, kids run around with snacks in their hands, and everyone at some point or another, looks up to the sky. They are moonsighting, scanning the sky for the new crescent moon that will signify the beginning of the month, Ramadan. 

Daily News Roundup for Wednesday July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015

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Ex-husband describes bitterness in fight over frozen embryos // S.F. Gate

Daily News Roundup for Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jun 17, 2015
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Daily news roundup for Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015
Evan Ducharme / SF Examiner

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Major expansion approved for Bay Area Bike Share // SF Examiner

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KALW is a media sponsor for the Berkeley Symphony, which presents "Homage," the third concert of its 2014-15 season at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday, April 30th at 8pm.  Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the orchestra in Mozart's "Requiem" and choruses from "The Death of Klinghoffer" by John Adams with the University and Chamber Choruses of the University of California Berkeley and soloists Jacquiline Piccolino, Zanda Švēde, Michael Dailey, and Anthony Reed.

The UC Alumni Chorus has an extravagant program planned on Saturday, April 11, 2015. They’ll be performing “Carmina Burana” along with singers from The Santa Barbara Choral Society and the UC Men’s and Women’s Chorales.  Those singers will all be joined by dancers from the Smuin Ballet.  The performance takes place at the Berkeley Community Theater, starting at 7:30pm.  

 

Do you know the saying, “When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail?”  Well, when Bay Area percussionist Moe Staiano sees just about anything - it looks to him like a way to make music. That can include sheet metal, kitchen implements – even standard drum kits. 

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In the auditorium of Willard Middle School, about 300 people have gathered, many of them sitting on those rickety school bucket chairs, the ones that make most adults hunch over awkwardly. Sitting on stage in front of a tattered green velvet curtain is an eight member panel; a combination of husbands and wives, comedians and scholars, teachers and students.

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It's Time To Overturn the State Ban on Rent Control // East Bay Express

"...A twenty-year-old state law known as the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act blocks Oakland and other California cities from adopting sensible rent control rules that could help keep rent prices from getting even higher.

How does citizen oversight of police departments work?  On the next Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing different models in Northern California. Where is citizen oversight working? San Diego, Oakland, Riverside, Long Beach, Sausalito, Novato, and Berkeley have review boards, but few people know these boards even exist. What power do citizen oversight boards have to ensure police accountability? How should these boards work? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Beginning next fall, all San Francisco public schools will offer a class called Ethnic Studies. It’s a look at American history and culture from the perspective of people who aren't white. It’s also a chance to break down race in the classroom, and deal with tough concepts like unconscious racism and structural inequality.

Richard Pryor got famous for his radical, racially-charged humor in the early 70’s. But the comedian didn’t start out this way. Back in the 60's, Pryor's most famous sketch was a mock grade-school production of Rumpelstiltskin.

 

This is Danny Click. One of his earliest memories is hearing his mother play a slide guitar. He picked up the guitar himself for the first time when he was six years old. 

 Danny Click will be picking up his guitar again tomorrow night (02.20) for a rare acoustic show at The Monkey House in Berkeley. Music starts about 8pm. 

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California Assembly to consider legalization bill & Marijuana Watershed Protection Act… US Attorney’s seizure plans held up, again… No Pomo pot plantation… Health news, and more… 

LEGALIZATION

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 9 , 2015

Feb 9, 2015
Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

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Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

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Legislators Draft Bills to Curb Use of Psych Meds on Foster Kids // KQED

"Almost one in four teenagers living in foster care in California is prescribed some type of psychotropic medication, found an investigation by the San Jose Mercury News. And of those teens, 60 percent are being prescribed anti-psychotics.

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Attorney General ends seizure program, or does he?... Rogue Berkeley dispensary ordered to close… Tribes’ plans to cultivate cannabis concerns current suppliers… Events, Health, Opinion, and more.

COPS & COURTS

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California legalization far from certain… All Vallejo dispensaries ordered closed… Pomo tribe plans cannabis plantation… Brazil approves CBD… Two Oregon Ducks banned from playoff… and more.

LEGALIZATION

Berkeley South Asian Radical Walking Tour


There are a thousand hidden histories in the Bay Area – stories in the cement, just beneath the surface of our routes to work or school or play. There are also a handful of guided walking tours that aim to pull these stories from the pavement: Architecture tours, neighborhood tours, literary tours. And then, there is the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour. In 2012, Barnali Ghosh began the tour with her husband, Anirvan Chatterjee.

How hard is it for homeless people to get and retain housing? The City of Albany and some local volunteers are seeing firsthand just how difficult it can be.

From the fall of 2013 through the spring of 2014, KALW’s “Crosscurrents” covered Albany’s official efforts to move people and campsites off the Albany Bulb, a former landfill in the East Bay. In return, the City promised to provide help to residents of the Bulb in finding apartments.

Remembering the Millions March

Dec 29, 2014
Darren Miller

On December 13th, thousands of people came together in Oakland as part of a national movement against police brutality. KALW producer Daniel Moore and photographer Darren Miller were there and made this audio slideshow to recognize the event.

Dan Lurie

The Society of Professional Journalists' Northern California Chapter sent a letter to Berkeley officials today condemning the actions of police officers who allegedly used batons to beat photojournalists. We contacted Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and asked him about his perspective on what happened in the streets of Berkeley over the weekend.

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