Health, Science, Environment

11:49pm

Thu December 25, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What are the hidden costs of carbon?

On the December 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll have conversation with investigative journalist and author Mark Schapiro about his new book, Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy. He says the economic costs of carbon are often hidden, but we need to understand them in order to act. How are these costs effecting economies and changing our response to climate change? Join us on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.

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12:00am

Thu December 25, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What is the potential healing power of music?

On the December 25th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett about his new documentary Alive Inside. The film explores music’s ability to combat memory loss through the experiences of individuals who have been rejuvenated by listening to music. How does music affect our brains and people who are aging or mostly unresponsive? What role does music play in your life?Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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8:41am

Mon December 22, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What is the human cost of our food supply?

On the December 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Sanjay Rawal, director of Food Chains. The documentary focuses on the plight of tomato pickers in Immokalee and their battles with supermarkets as well as fast food companies. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in the US. How are they organizing for fair wages? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.

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Sanjay Rawal, documentary filmmaker and director of Food Chains 

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5:29pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Black folks in nature

Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, leads a group on a white water adventure
Outdoor Afro

 


One of the Bay Area’s main attractions is its proximity to nature. Only 45 minutes separate Bay Area residents from arriving at the ocean, the mountains, or a hiking trail. But not everybody experiences the Bay Area’s natural beauty. A 2012 study by the Outdoor Foundation found that only 11% of outdoor recreation participants are black. And National Parks Service estimates that black Americans comprise only  7% of its annual visitors.

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3:59pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Memorializing San Francisco’s homeless

Reverend Lyle Beckman and other faith leaders prepare for the memorial
Laura Flynn

The memorial

About a hundred people have gathered in a circle at Civic Center Plaza, a park at the footsteps of San Francisco’s City Hall. Holding lit candles, the crowd huddles closely together.

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