Health, Science, Environment

3:26pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Child health advocates await Supreme Court decision

Courtesy: Children's Defense Fund

Societies around the world recognize child literacy and elementary education as human rights. It’s actually guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Article 24 of that Convention also guarantees the following:

“States Parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services.”

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1:36pm

Wed May 23, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

A second chance for Oakland's San Antonio Park

Courtesy yelp! user Richi C.

San Antonio Park stretches a full city block on each side, in a lush area near Foothill Blvd and 18th Avenue in Oakland. About 15 years ago, the park was considered a dangerous eyesore. Since then, through the help of people who care about healthy public spaces, like Grey Kolevzon it has become an important example of what can happen when people pull together to build something up.

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3:37pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The "other" spectacular solar event coming to a sky near you

Photo courtesy of Flickr user johncudw2399

Paul Salazar is a member of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and keeps a regular astronomy blog called the Urban Astronomer. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny to talk about the upcoming solar eclipse. He also explained what he calls a "spectacular solar event" that only happens twice every hundred years. It's called the Transit of Venus and it's happening on June 5. Listen to find out where and when to watch.

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1:26pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Fire in the sky: Urban astronomer explains annular eclipse

On May 20th the moon will pass over the sun creating a ring of fire” or an annular eclipse // Wikimedia Commons

It’s only once a year that you can experience almost complete darkness in the afternoon sky. This Sunday, the Western United States will experience a solar eclipse. But in a special path across Northern California, the moon will be almost fully enclosed by the disc of the sun, creating a “Ring of Fire” effect. To learn more about the science behind the spectacle – and another reason to look up later in May – KALW's Ben Trefny talked to our local expert, Paul Salazar. Salazar is a member of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and keeps a regular astronomy blog.

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6:53am

Wed May 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: Why are Americans still gaining weight?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. John McDougall about his new book, "The Starch Solution." According to Center for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults and approximately 12.5 million of children and adolescents are obese.  We've heard about proper nutrition, so why don't we practice it? Dr. McDougal says eat your carbs--starch is the solution to the obesity crisis plaguing this nation. Can starch help heal the health crisis? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. It's Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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