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At 49 years of age, Michael Santos is getting his first taste of college. He's walking through the main quad at San Francisco State, beaming like a kid.

“I always come to soak up the university vibe that I missed when I was a teenager and in my early ‘20s,” he says.

Santos is not a student or a visitor. He’s a lecturer in the Criminal Justice Department, a job he landed in September, just two weeks after his release from 26 years in prison.

Prison Life

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the authors of The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenges of a New Era. From public health and education to the water crisis to foreclosure crisis, California often leads the nation on policies for better or for worse.  So as environmental, economic, and societal realities shift, what kind of future do we hope for in California?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
 

  

  

Intersection for the Arts


California has been called the most diverse state in the country. People come from across the world to make their homes here.  People of color now make up about 60% of the state’s population, and 112 languages are spoken in the Bay Area alone.

The Califas Festival -- which runs through November 17 -- is a multidisciplinary arts celebration that seeks to tell some of the stories of this multifaceted state of ours. The festival presents both professional and non-professional artists, and is put on by the Triangle Lab, a collaboration between Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda. KALW’s Hana Baba sat down with Rebeka Rodriguez of Intersection for the Arts to find out more.

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