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Will social media shift after the election?

Dec 1, 2016
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Nearly 1.8 billion people use Facebook each month. It’s become a go-to news source, and that’s had a big impact. In fact, some suggest that social media companies, including Facebook, impacted the presidential election by encouraging fake news and polarizing political views.

Daily News Roundup for Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

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

Mayor Lee put on public display over SF police reforms - San Francisco Examiner

“With beefed up security at City Hall and a room full of protesters, Mayor Ed Lee was taken to task Tuesday by members of the Board of Supervisors who sought answers for how San Francisco will address a beleaguered police department.

“The board used its regularly scheduled question time with the mayor to...

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If you're on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed the new emojis you can use to express your feelings in reaction to a post. For those of you who don't know: Before, you could only "like" a post. But now you can also express anger, sadness, shock and love, too.

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Brown removes March 1 medical deadline… Conflicting medical views on legalization, and commercial grows… cannabis Christians… Tommy Chong... and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION March 1 deadline removed from state medical law // LA Times “Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday gave cities and counties more time to develop local regulations on the commercial growing of medical marijuana, amid concern that a March 1 deadline had many rushing to ban cultivation.” California Medical Assn. supports...

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news: Super Bowl 50’s crazy ticket prices drop slightly, but Niner fans still left out // Mercury News "Super Bowl ticket prices are starting to drop significantly but could still wind up being the highest in history. And, it turns out nearly all of the 49ers fans who paid big bucks to help fund Levi's Stadium won't be getting the big game tickets they were hoping for. "The cheapest ticket online has dropped to $2,500 but that’s...

Sandip Roy: Free Basics

Jan 6, 2016

Is net neutrality just a right for the West and a luxury for the rest. And must poor countries be told, be grateful, half an internet is better than no Internet at all?

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dec 2, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news: Mark Zuckerberg giving away 99% of Facebook stock to celebrate daughter's birth // Inside Bay Area “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan publicly celebrated the birth of their daughter Max by announcing Tuesday that they plan to donate 99 percent of their $45 billion in Facebook stock to philanthropic efforts, one of the largest donations in the nation's history. “The couple launched the Chan Zuckerberg...

Daily news roundup for Monday, November 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW News: California Governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions // Sacramento Bee "Gov. Jerry Brown heads to the U.N. Climate Change conference in Paris this week to urge other states and provinces to sign onto California’s pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." "Brown has toured the world talking about climate change this year. But at home, he’s been criticized for his support of expanded oil drilling and refusal to ban...

I will not overlay my Facebook profile picture with the French tricolor.

Daily News roundup for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jul 22, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news: Supes move forward with jail that we might not need // 48 Hills "The San Francisco supervisors today moved forward a proposal for a new $240 million county jail – although it’s not clear yet what the project will actually look like or whether the city needs it. "The convoluted issue stems from the fact that the state is offering up to $80 million in grant funding to replace the ancient, outmoded, unsafe, and inhumane lockup at...

What Facebook's expansion means for East Palo Alto

Jul 7, 2015
Chris Hambrick

When Menlo Park city leaders wanted to add services for residents in their Belle Haven neighborhood, Facebook pitched in to fund a community center. It’s located in a shopping strip behind the new Facebook west Campus, next to a Japanese restaurant.

During a long, debilitating illness doctors failed to diagnose, author Gabrielle Glancy had enough energy to save Facebook screenshots, but not enough to write. The award-winning poet and nationally known college admissions expert later wove them into a book about her ordeal . I'm Already Disturbed Please Come In: Parasites, Social Media & Other Planetary Disturbances (A Memoir, of Sorts) critiques Western medicine and social media, and examines love in sickness and in health. Gabrielle Glancy is Eric Jansen's guest on Out in the Bay , 7pm Thursday , July 2. * Hear her read from her book and talk about the issues it raises.

On the June 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss privacy protection. A recent University of Pennsylvania study found that many Americans feel they have no control over how companies use their information. The New York Times reports that Uber is tracking the location of customers’ devices even when they are not actively using Uber’s app. What are new tactics in data mining, and how can we combat them? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. Guests: Frank Pasquale, law professor at the...

Now that Silicon Valley is making national headlines for gender discrimination, will anything change? On the April 9th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about high-tech gender discrimination. Since Reddit CEO Ellen Pao lost a landmark gender discrimination case against her former employer Kleiner Perkins, two more lawsuits have been filed against Twitter and Facebook. The women suing allege discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. What do women at all levels face? How...

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news: It's Time To Overturn the State Ban on Rent Control // East Bay Express "...A twenty-year-old state law known as the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act blocks Oakland and other California cities from adopting sensible rent control rules that could help keep rent prices from getting even higher. "Costa-Hawkins, which doesn't get nearly enough attention from the news media, prohibits Oakland from establishing rent control on...

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Vets to get medical cannabis?... Why pick on Harborside?... States seek to overturn Colorado pot law… Innovations in deliveries… Health news… and more. LEGALIZATION Bill in Congress could clear vets to use marijuana // safeaccessnow.org “We should be allowing these wounded veterans access to the medicine that will help them survive and thrive,” says Congressman Blumenauer of Oregon, “including medical marijuana.” COPS & COURTS Court to US Attorney: “Why have you picked this fight?”//...

'Shit & Champagne - A Whitesploitation Comedy'

Jan 15, 2015
Robbie Sweeny

Shit & Champagne and Oasis . Meet the man behind a show we can't name on public radio airwaves: Shit & Champagne - A Whitesploitation Comedy with Dance . D'Arcy Drollinger is an actor, dancer, playwright, director and choreographer of many shows, and wrote and stars in Shit & Champagne, now at San Francisco's new bar and queer performance space, Oasis. Drollinger is also a partner in the new club, which opened New Year's Eve, and says its cabaret-style showroom and stage are "a dream come true" in this interview with Out in the Bay 's Eric Jansen, 7pm PST Thursday 1/15 . You'll also hear clips from S&C, and about D'Arcy's life, career and his weekly dance class for all ages, genders, shapes and abilities, Sexitude . (Eric goes, you can too!)

On the December 30th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about digital hate speech. Women are overwhelmingly the targets of cyber harassment. Some have even been chased out of their homes by the barrage of threats against their lives and families, while others have quit communicating online altogether. Is online harassment a civil rights issue? When is harassment illegal? And how should social media corporations and our legal system respond to threats online? It's Your Call,...

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Fasting from social media

Mar 19, 2014

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Finding therapy on facebook

Feb 12, 2014

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Obama: pot less harmful than alcohol… Drug arrests down 30% in San Francisco… Farm Bureau endorses reclassification of industrial hemp... A petition and a survey… and more. LEGALIZATION President Obama says cannabis is “less harmful than alcohol,” but legalization “is going to be a challenge” in Colorado and Washington // USA Today Here’s that New Yorker interview where the President makes his statement. // The New Yorker It’s in “IV-The Welcome Table,” just before “V-The Magic Kingdom.” SF...

DREAMer hackers code for immigration reform with FWD.us

Dec 10, 2013
Audrey Dilling

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca and her team of designers and coders have the next 25 hours to build a website. Not just any website, but one that’s engaging enough to influence the national conversation around immigration policy.

Mapping San Francisco's underground tech shuttles

Nov 5, 2013

Real talk: I’m not the biggest fan of San Francisco public transportation. So when I first heard of the alternative transportation network of private buses coursing through the arteries of the city, my ears perked up. It became sort of an obsession for me. As it happens, around this time last year, Stamen, a design and tech studio in the Mission, was also watching the shuttle network very carefully. Stamen is known for mapping complex systems -- crime in San Francisco for example -- and they...

Real talk: I’m not the biggest fan of San Francisco public transportation. So when I first heard of the alternative transportation network of private buses coursing through the arteries of the city, my ears perked up. Imagine: buses with wifi, plush seats, sun roofs, arriving at reasonable intervals. Surely they had room for one more? As it happens, around this time last year, Stamen, a design and tech studio in the Mission, was also watching the shuttle network very carefully. Stamen is...

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