“Right now we’re standing in front of a more arid desert feature,” says my tour guide Darryl Smith. It’s an odd thing to point out in the middle of San Francisco – and the street sounds nearby don’t let you forget that you’re in the heart of the Tenderloin, but as soon as you set foot in this park, you know you’ve walked into a unique space.
On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a debate about The California Nuclear Initiative, which would shut down the Diablo Canyon and San Onofre nuclear plants. Nuclear power makes up 15 percent of California ’s total energy production. What are alternative sources of energy if these plants went offline? Join us at 10 or email email@example.com. The campaign has until April 16 to collect enough signatures needed to put the initiative on the November ballot. Where do you stand on this issue? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week we’ll have a conversation with Propublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten about his new book Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster. We’ll also talk about President Obama’s push to expedite the approval of the southern end of the Keystone XL oil pipeline -- from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast of Texas. Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Every year, the Bay Nature institute honors people who are making outstanding contributions to the understanding and stewardship of the natural world. One of this year’s awardees is Sean Fitzhoward. She’s a 16-year-old junior at San Francisco’s Lowell High School who founded the Protect the Bay Club. KALW’s Ben Trefny sat down with Sean Fitzhoward, and asked her about what her club does for the environment.
The only thing more powerful than human will is Mother Nature. At San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, the two forces have done battle for years over wave erosion, but only the city has something to lose. With the safety of its wastewater treatment plant at stake on the one hand and a lawsuit on the other, San Francisco’s planners are attempting to find a solution that will placate Mother Nature and avoid the most expensive fix: retreat.