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In a world that's rapidly becoming overpopulated, can we at least talk about population control?


Neonatal medical care has grown tremendously in the last 30 years. Just recently there’s been a change in the treatment we give to babies born prematurely. More and more, parents — not doctors — are making decisions about treatment. Reporter Jenny Gold has the story.

The State Bar's "Kids & The Law" Consumer Guide for parents regarding laws focusing on children & youth.
Guests: Bob Perez, a former Assistant Executive Director of the State Bar and now Legal Reviewer of the State Bar's Consumer Guides; Jeff Hayden, California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, and the President of the San Mateo County Bar Assn.; and Andrew Cain, Supervising Attorney, Legal Advocates for Children & Youth, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.

Little Opera

According to a recent study from the US Department of Education, only 4% of elementary schools provide any kind of theater arts instruction. This is down from 20% only a decade ago. That's just one reason that San Francisco’s Little Opera is so extraordinary.  

 

Little Opera is an after-school program that leads local children through the creation and performance of an original opera. This past year, the program's third season, kids in first through fifth grade met twice a week for nine months at West Portal Elementary School.

A mother reflects on raising her daughter in America

Jun 30, 2015
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Over the past six months student reporters from Mills College in Oakland have been tracing the path of the American dream. Jessica Toyota brings us the story of Erika Monico, a mother who explains what she’s gained and lost by moving from Brazil and raising her daughter in the U.S.

Radio Poets 2015: Fatimah Abdolcader

Apr 2, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

  A Rainy Day

  Fatima Abdolcader, ER Taylor

 

A rainy day, 

no time to lay. 

Get out there and enjoy it! 

Before you know it, even though you think I’m thinking it, 

there is. . . 

Not a rainbow. 

 

It’s ok, 

just jump in the puddles all day. 

Splish splash 

that’s how you made a mash. 

Stick your tongue out, 

lick a snowflake, 

like a whole cake. 

Wait, do you see that?, 

It’s a dream come true!

 


San Francisco's "Field of Greens" at AT&T Park

Sep 29, 2014
San Francisco Giants

Behind a wall in a park in San Francisco, there’s a large and thriving vegetable garden. That might not seem like such a big deal. But the park is AT&T Park, the wall is the centerfield wall, and the veggies that grow there are served up to hungry fans of the San Francisco Giants.

This week on KALW's showcase for the best in public radio podcasts:

Youth Radio Podcast: “Prescription Drug Abuse In College”  Correspondent Cyrus Abusaba explores the lethal trend of recreational prescription pill usage among college students.

  

Since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the link between the two countries has been undeniable. Fremont, in the East Bay, has the largest Afghani community in the U.S. Local Children’s author Naheed Senzai is married to Afghan American political scientist Fareed Senzai, who has an incredible story of fleeing Afghanistan with this family as a boy, and ending up in Fremont, where he has lived ever since. 

Multi-Parent Families for Children in the Dependency System.
Guests:  Andrew Cain, Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California; and
Deborah Wald, a Member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Young rockers tap their creativity at Rock Band Land

Sep 5, 2013

Welcome to Rock Band Land. It’s a place where 4 to 9 year olds are introduced to music by learning to write it themselves. They go through the whole process, up to when they are on stage in front of 300 screaming fans.

Education Rights of Children with Disabilities.

Guests:  Susan Foley, Special Education Rights attorney,
and Kathryn Meola, Deputy County Counsel, San Mateo County.

Listeners are invited to call with questions/comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.
 

VOENA Childrens Chorus Live!

Aug 16, 2013

 

"Folk Music & Beyond" welcomed the VOENA childrens chorus to the KALW studios this past Saturday (8/17) at 3 pm. This globe-trotting choir has performed at the White House for Presidents Clinton and Bush, at the Vatican for Pope John Paul, and last year in London at the 2012 Olympics.  If you missed their performance, watch it on YouTube! 

http://www.oakarts.org/

In 2002, Oakland Mayor, now governor, Jerry Brown started Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) with the hope that students would have an outlet to express themselves through art forms like dance, theater, and visual illustrations.

Societies around the world recognize child literacy and elementary education as human rights. It’s actually guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Article 24 of that Convention also guarantees the following:

“States Parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services.”

European Commission

In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama proposed something radical, that dropping out of high school no longer be allowed. But that might be complicated. Every school district has tried numerous solutions to the dropout dilemma without success.