election

Jeremy Dalmas

It’s election season. So of course, I’m at the bar El Rio in San Francisco doing what everyone loves to do over a beer -- chat about municipal bonds. I’m asking people:  Do you know what a bond is?

Choreographer Nicole Klaymoon uses movement to honor the human stories often overlooked by mainstream media.  Through her company, Embodiment Project, she tries to enact social change through street dance, live song, theater, and spoken word. 

Audrey Dilling

 

On June 7, Bay Area voters will weigh in on the Bay Area’s first-ever regional tax to fight climate change. If passed, Measure AA would collect $12 per year from property owners in all nine Bay Area counties.

 

Your Call: Protecting the right to vote

Mar 31, 2016
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On the March 31st edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss voter disenfranchisement. 

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, March 10, 2016

Mar 10, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Snapchat, Seagate among companies duped in tax-fraud scam // SF Gate

Your Call weekly kudos: March 4th, 2016

Mar 4, 2016

On the March 4th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable.

Reveal: Pumped on Trump

Jan 29, 2016
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We’ve heard a lot from Republican candidate Donald Trump since he announced his bid for the presidency.  Trump is buoyed by a rising legion of supporters: people who want to help Trump make America not only great again, but “bigger, better and stronger.”

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On the November 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll recap the outcomes of election day. 

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Several candidates are on the ballot of this year's San Francisco election. In such a case, how does the city guarantee that someone actually wins the race, when the vote is split so many ways?

 

City Visions: San Francisco Election Special

Nov 1, 2015

 

November 2, 2015: San Francisco voters head to the polls Tuesday to consider measures addressing affordable housing, building height limits, restrictions on Airbnb and a development moratorium in the Mission district. And they'll decide on the city's next mayor, sheriff and District 3 supervisor. City Visions discusses the props and the candidates. Guests:

-Lisa Feldstein, assistant professor of public affairs, University of San Francisco

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This November’s ballot brings with it proposed legislation to battle the city’s affordable housing crisis -- but there’s also a proposition addressing the problem of rising commercial rents, too.

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San Francisco voters will see two competing clean-energy propositions on their ballots in November: Propositions G and H. But, what they won’t see is that the electrical union workers union that wrote Prop G is now actually supporting H.

10/15: The battle over Mission Rock

Oct 15, 2015


Monday, October 19:  As part of City Vision's election coverage, guest host Eric Jansen sat down with the incumbent, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his challengers, former interim Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and former Sheriff's Lieutenant John Robinson, to discuss the issues at stake in the election for Sheriff of the City and County of San Francisco.

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San Francisco paints itself as a green city, a city of walkers and bicyclists, a transportation friendly city. But some say San Francisco has taken its pro-pedestrian stance too far.

A group called the Restore Transportation Balance Coalition wants to take back the roads. That’s the goal of Proposition L, a declaration of policy to make the city’s parking meters, garages and traffic laws more car-friendly. But at what cost?

 

  

On the October 29th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a debate on Proposition 46, the ballot initiative that would raise the cap on damages in malpractice suits and enforce mandatory drug testing on doctors. Supporters of Proposition 46 argue that medical negligence is too common and pain and suffering damage awards are too low. Opponents say the initiative isn’t about protecting patients, but increasing medical lawsuit payouts to trial lawyers. Election Day is next week - what questions do you have on Proposition 46? It’s Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.

What Proposition 1 has in store for California's water

Oct 27, 2014
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When you go to vote next Tuesday, the first thing you’ll see in the list of state measures is Proposition 1. It’s also being called “the water bond”. And let’s get one thing straight right now – this bond won’t resolve the current drought. We can’t vote to make it rain.

But, Proposition 1 can make it rain in the form of $7.5 billion worth of funding for water projects around the state. These could include projects that recycle, conserve, and store more of the water we already have.

CUESA, the Urban Agriculture Alliance and the SF-Marin Food Bank recently hosted Your Food, Your Vote, a food-focused forum with State Assembly District 17 candidates David Chiu and David Campos.

 


On November 4th, Oakland voters will pick their next mayor. All month on “Crosscurrents,” we are going to bring you the voices of each of the 15 people who are campaigning for the job.  

Candidate Nancy Sidebotham has lived in Oakland for fifty years, and she is no stranger to campaigns and Oakland city elections. 

Audrey DIlling

Palo Alto is one of the country’s wealthiest cities. Yet, a recent study by the Council on Aging Silicon Valley found that more than 20 percent of residents over 60 years old live near or below the poverty line. This reality makes competition stiff for the limited affordable housing options available.

Liz Pfeffer

Once blighted and clogged with cars, the Embarcadero is now a promenade of upscale restaurants, farmers markets, and a walkable Bay Trail. As development all over San Francisco barrels forward, residents are being asked to decide what they envision for the future of the city’s frontage.

Tomorrow, San Francisco voters will cast ballots for or against a controversial luxury condo development across from Pier 3. The long-disputed 8 Washington project would bring multimillion-dollar housing to a 3.2-acre lot on the city’s waterfront.



As a public service, I'm going to tell you right here and now who wins this thing and why...

Youth Radio Podcast: Politics creep into Halloween

Nov 1, 2012
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Who would you rather be for Halloween, Governor Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama? That's what Youth Radio asked people in the Bay Area, while trying to give them a little dramatic inspiration. This and more in the Youth Radio Podcast.

Allan Hough

If you haven’t yet registered to vote, today is your last chance to do so! You must register by midnight tonight in order to vote in the November 6 election.

You can register for the first time, update your registration, or sign up to vote by mail at the California Voter Registration website. If you are submitting a voter registration application by mail, it must be postmarked with today’s date – or you can hand it in to your local elections office in person.

On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our election coverage with a debate on Proposition 34, which would repeal the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without parole. It would also apply retroactively to the sentences of the 725 people currently on California’s Death row. Supporters of Prop 34 say it will save the state money.  Opponents say it is not fair to victims and their family members.  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  Do you think it's time to abolish California’s Death Penalty? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

The League of Young Voters

Young voters make up to close to 20 percent of the electorate in the United States  a big voting block for any candidate. As of early October, 14 percent of young voters remain undecided. The narrative of disengaged youth in this election is dominating headlines lately, and a recent Pew study points to voter registration among young people on the decline. Youth Radio’s Malachi Segers explores some efforts to turn that decline around, by meeting young people where they are: online.

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In this highly anticipated undercard bout, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan took off the gloves and went after each other with straight policy jabs and sweeping rhetorical hooks for 90 minutes. No knockdowns were recorded, but most ringside judges gave the decision to Biden for stopping his own party's bleeding and blocking his opponent's momentum. Kudos were also tossed Martha Raddatz's way, who referreed the event with a command and aplomb that had veteran observers refer to her as the anti-Jim Lehrer. 

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It would be the perfect media narrative. Barack Obama, a candidate molded in the image of a technocratic Millennial’s fantasy who had a Facebook profile way back in 2006, is losing in the social media theater to William Mittens Romney, who is an actual grandfather. So shocking it has to be true. Cue the contrarian articles and arbitrary data-parsing. There’s only one problem: the debate is totally irrelevant.

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