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Daily news roundup for Monday, June 29, 2015

Jun 29, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

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Marriage equality: Euphoria in Bay Area follows historic Supreme Court gay union ruling // Inside Bay Area News

Daily News Roundup for May 18th, 2015

May 18, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

McDonald’s on Haight Street is a magnet for homeless youth, drugs // SF Chronicle

"Half a dozen young people sat on the sidewalk in front of the McDonald’s on Haight Street on Wednesday and one of them, 30-year-old Chris Redinger of Minnesota, packed a bowl with marijuana.

On the May 17, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss the book Work Rules by Google's HR Director, Laszlo Bock. I'll also talk with a fascinating orthodontist, Ken Dillehay, about his surprisingly interesting profession.

Daily news roundup for Monday, March 2, 2015

Mar 2, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Livermore Lab taking prosthetic arms to next level // Mercury News

"Once reserved for sci-fi heroes and far-fetched television shows, bionic arms that can communicate with the brain are under development at Lawrence Livermore Lab and five years away from human testing.

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

California drought: Big storm on the way for Northern California // Contra Costa Times

"After the driest January in recorded history, the Bay Area is back in the rain business.

 

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.

Mary Willis

Driverless Cars in California

May 7, 2013
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/02/is-it-legal-to-take-a-nap-in-your-self-driving-car/

Google's self-driving cars have been seen all over Bay Area roads for several years, but now that California has passed SB 1298, autonomous vehicles could become a reality here much faster than many people have predicted. Will these 'driverless' cars prevent some of the 5 million motor accidents in the United States by eliminating human error and distraction? How will manufacturers resolve the safety and liability issues related to autonomous vehicles? What about the privacy concerns about the data that self driving cars will collect?

Beware of Googlecare?

Aug 20, 2012

One of the most interesting side effects of the Obamacare debate has been the reporting on the history of health insurance in America, and how it came to be so predominately employer-based.

Digital Queers

Aug 6, 2012

Thursday at 7pm, Marilyn Pittman visits with digital pioneer Karen Wickre, who is currently the Editorial Director for Twitter and a former Google content strategist.  She co-founded "Digital Queers" in the early 1990s, helping connect gay rights groups with technology and each other, and was a site manager for the world's largest LGBT site, planetout.com. 

[After broadcast date, you can listen here to a soundfile of the program.]

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Women are twice as likely to consult Google for a health diagnosis as opposed to a real doctor — but apparently one in four women end up misdiagnosing themselves from the information they get on the Internet.

The Federal Transit Administration has committed $900 million to the Bart Silicon Valley project. This extends the existing Bart system 16 miles south to San Jose. Construction can begin, and if all goes as planned, the extension could be running four years from now...

California medical marijuana advocates should be a little bit happier than usual today because the California Supreme Court has decided to review Pack v. Long Beach and two other cases that have led to dispensary bans in many cities and counties...