Health, Science, Environment

1:59pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Saturday: Live from the Green Festival

The Green Festival – the nation’s largest event devoted to sustainable economies and sustainable communities – returns to San Francisco this Saturday and Sunday at the Concourse Exhibition Center, located at 8th & Brannan Streets.  Learn more at greenfestivals.org, and tune to 91.7FM as Rose Aguilar hosts KALW’s annual Green Festival broadcast on Saturday from Noon to 2.

12:00am

Fri November 2, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Friday Media Roundtable: Covering the Superstorm


On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about Hurricane Sandy media coverage. How are media connecting the dots between occurring natural disasters and global warming? We’ll be joined by Grist’s David Roberts and The Nation’s Mark Hertsgaard. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us live at 10 or send post your comment here. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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3:55pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

San Francisco’s Columbarium – where you can truly leave your heart

Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco

Oh, how the residents of San Francisco love their city! So often they’ll say, “We never plan to leave here. Never!” That’s a great sentiment, but the reality is that nearly everyone will someday have to leave this place, because there are no public cemeteries within the city limits.

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4:57pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

NAFTA's environmental impact on Tijuana 20 years later

The government confined, sealed off and buried the contamination deep underground, then put basketball courts on top because more intense construction on the site would risk digging up toxic materials.
Adrian Florido

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed 20 years ago, one of the big concerns was how the treaty would impact the environment.

After NAFTA was signed, eastern Tijuana experienced a building frenzy. One industrial park after another sprung up to accommodate the hundreds of American factories that came here in search of cheap labor.

Magdalena Cerda is an environmental activist, and she’s brought me to the edge of one of those sprawling complexes, to some barren, empty concrete basketball courts.

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12:00am

Wed October 24, 2012
The Waiting Room

Today on Your Call: What does the reality of our public hospitals tell us about our society?


On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Peter Nicks, maker of the new film, “The Waiting Room,” about a day in the life Oakland’s Highland Hospital.  Mitt Romney has said the ER will provide health care for those without insurance.  But what’s the reality of the public ER?  If you’ve spent time at Highland or any other public hospital, what was your experience?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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