Surf Show! We learn about wetsuits, the history of San Francisco's Ocean Beach; we talk to Twiggy, winner of the 2014 Mavericks competition; we hear from women in the sport, and find out about surfer dialect. Plus local musicians The Papercuts.
A Crosscurrents Special on the drought! How can we save waters as individuals? Does it even matter, considering that agriculture uses about 78% of the state's water? Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick will tell us!
Getting more women into the the tech industry, listener reactions to the "ban the box" idea, a Shakespeare garden in San Francisco, this week's Audiograph answer, and local musicians Frankie Boots and the County Line.
A Crosscurrents special on Oakland public libraries. Produced by students at Mills College: kids read to dogs; a librarian brings the library to young students; and a mobile bike library. Plus a Hear Here on San Francisco's Visitatcion Valley public library. And local musicians Wooden Shjips.
The Affordable Care Act and the cancelation of millions of insurance plans, the Oakland Interfaith gospel Choir, the "world's best turkey sandwich" in San Francisco's Inner Richmond, and local musicians The Nightingale Trio.
Beyond the headlines of the Affordable Act: an interview with Pete Nicks, director of The Waiting Room, a film about Highland Hospital in Oakland; along with two StoryCorps about Highland. Plus local musician Fito Reinoso.
Crosscurrents looks at different issues in homelessness in San Francisco: the lack of public showers and bathrooms, Mother Brown's in Bayview, foraging for free food, and local musicians The Ives Quartet.
Closing San Francisco's parks at night, a San Quentin Prison report on self-help groups inside prison, a Hear Here on the power of helping, the second installment of Highland Hospital Storycorps, and local musicians The Temescal String Quartet.
The Google Bus Show! San Francisco has a parallel, private transit system: how is the city dealing with it? They take up MUNI bus stops and back up traffic as these private busses stop seemingly wherever they like in the cty; but then they get tons of commuters out of their cars and into mass transit. Are these symbols of the Bay Area's Tech Boom and gentrification of San Francisco something to be feared or embraced?