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Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jun 30, 2015
Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle

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

 

California legislature passes strict school vaccine bill // KRON

 

“State lawmakers on Monday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a controversial vaccine bill that would impose one of the strictest school immunizations laws in the country.

Disasters often befall the Golden Gate Bridge. You know, in the movies.

This story originally aired on September 18, 2014.

Ever wonder what happens to films too bizarre for the big, or even small screen? Many of them end up at Oddball Film and Video, a stock footage company in San Francisco’s Mission District. Oddball houses more than 50,000 unusual films, most of them on their original 16mm reels. The collection has everything from vintage erotica to outlandish commercials to quirky after-school specials.

Marriage begets crisis in "Love is Strange"

Aug 28, 2014

Love is Strange is a new film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as an older gay couple, together 39 years, who get married after New York legalizes same sex marriage. That's when their troubles begin.  Hear scenes from the film and hear director and co-writer Ira Sachs tell us about his inspiration. Eric Jansen hosts. Love is Strange opens in San Francisco Bay Area theaters Friday August 28.  (Broadcast Thursday, 8/28/14)

Steven Kovacs is a movie man. A Harvard PhD, he co-produced the Oscar-nominated short doc Arthur and Lillie in 1975. He also produced, wrote, and directed a number of other features and is now a professor of cinema studies at San Francisco State. KALW’s Ben Trefny went on a drive with Kovacs to talk about film history as set in San Francisco.

TREFNY: Let’s go back to Arthur and Lillie for a moment. Tell me about that movie that you went to the Academy Awards for.

This Thursday, May 10th at 8pm, Ira Glass and This American Life will do a live show in New York City that will be broadcast via satellite to theaters across the country.  Ira Glass will be joined by David Rakoff, Mike Birbiglia, Glynn Washington and other special guests, including the band OK Go!

You can be there – and help support KALW’s May Membership Campaign.