Health, Science, Environment

5:17pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The costs of multitasking

Under CC license from Flickr user mrJasonWeasley

Americans' habit for talking, texting, and emailing while driving is only getting worse, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Studies show texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to get in a wreck, but now that computer monitors are being built into car dashboards, multitasking is become a permanent fixture in our lives. 

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4:56pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Prop 39 will close tax loophole, raise funds for renewable energy

Proposition 39, which passed on Election Day, will tax out-of-state businesses and earmark those new billions of dollars for clean energy programs.

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3:58pm

Tue November 20, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Street Level celebrates 10 years of feeding the hungry

Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood has a history of welcoming new immigrants. At the turn of the 20th century, the area was full of orchards and beer gardens that served as an attraction to San Francisco residents. Today, you can see colorful markets full of produce and piñatas or eat delicious tacos at one of the area’s many food trucks. Many day laborers will wait on street corners eagerly looking for any type of work. And that’s why a center called Street Level Health Project was created a decade ago.

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11:46pm

Mon November 19, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What can we learn from the California Nurses Association?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with DeAnn McEwen, President of the California Nurses Association. The nurses are calling for a Global Financial Transaction Tax. They’re also striking for patient care and better contracts. How is the nurses union using its power to influence policy? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. And unlike other groups, the nurses have managed to stay independent of political parties. How have they done it? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


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5:04pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Radical Idea: Trans-Bay bike path

Rendering of the bike lane planned for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge
CaTrans

The new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge opens in 10 months. It will make for a seismically safe and beautiful ride for motorists, but for bicyclists ­­– not so much.

For two years, bicyclists will have to turn around before they reach Yerba Buena Island, because the old Eastern span will be in the way. And once it’s gone, they’ll have to turn around at the island anyway, because there are no plans to connect the path to San Francisco.

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