Health, Science, Environment

5:36pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

One night with the SF Homeless Outreach Team

When most people are on their way to sleep, San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team, or SF HOT, is just beginning its graveyard shift.

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5:20pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Brother's Keepers: a suicide support group for inmates

San Quentin State Prison
Under CC license from Flickr user Jitze Couperus.

Recently, a 65-year-old man fell to his death from the fifth tier in West Block at San Quentin State Prison. Although the coroner hasn’t officially ruled it a suicide, some inmates believe he jumped to his death. Such deaths are rare, but when they happen they create shockwaves.

Inmates need support with handling trauma, and in 2005, Dennis Pratt co-founded Brother’s Keepers, a support group that works with inmates to prevent suicide and help each other through crises.

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7:11am

Wed January 28, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

REVEAL . . . investigative reporting is back Friday at 11am

Reveal host Al Letson

Public media’s first investigative reporting radio show isback. Tune in to KALW Friday, January 30th at 11am to catch the new episode of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hidden daycare info, toxic chemicals and a 21st century boiler room scam.  All on the next Reveal.

5:44pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Interview

In "Poly Love," Julia Scott reports on polyamory in the Bay Area

Brett Walker San Francisco Magazine

Polyamory is a committed romantic relationship -- with more than one person. San Francisco Magazine’s new issue features a story about the poly community -- while many on the outside see them as swingers in disguise, the article’s author, Julia Scott, says many polyamorous relationships are more cerebral than they are sexy. For the podcast The Back Story, Julia Scott sat down with host Leah Rose to talk about reporting on polyamory. 

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12:00pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Monday, January 26, 2015

Firefighters worked on a six-alarm wildfire early Monday morning.
Credit Evan Sernoffsky / SF Chronicle

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

Firefighters contain 6-alarm wildfire in Pacifica // SF Gate

“An unusual midwinter wildfire chased dozens of Pacifica residents from their homes early Monday before firefighters were able to contain the six-alarm blaze.

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