Health, Science, Environment

12:00am

Thu September 25, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Will it take a revolution to stop climate change?

 

  

On the September 25th, 2014 edition of Your Call, Naomi Klein talks about her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”.  Klein says our current economic system can’t cut greenhouse emissions fast enough to prevent permanent warming.  As world leaders converge for the UN Climate Summit, is there still time to make the shift to sustainability?  And what would sustainability mean for the way we live?  Naomi Klein – on the next Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.    

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7:11pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

The Fog Harvester

John Lovell checking his fog harvest
Leila Day

John Lovell is holding onto a rope, easing himself down a steep drop-off.

“I’ve already fallen off it once!” Lovell yells, looking down a steep canyon called Avalon in Daly City. It’s a gusty place, with planes constantly overhead. Lovell is here to check on his harvest.    

“People ask me what I do, and I say, ‘[I] harvest fog,’ they say, ‘Harvest frogs?’” Lovell laughs.

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11:25pm

Sun September 14, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How have GMOs shaped our food system?

 

  

On the September 15th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Jeremy Seifert, director of the documentary GMO OMG. 85 percent of our processed foods contain GMOs and almost 90% of our corn, soy and cotton are genetically modified. How do GMOs affect our health and the health of our planet? And what should the average consumer know about genetically modified foods? Join the conversation on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you

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Jeremy Seifert, filmmaker and a concerned father and director of GMO OMG!

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5:00pm

Mon September 8, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Must love broccoli: A community garden plays matchmaker


San Franciscans love to garden, but a backyard is hard to come by if you live in an apartment. And the 36 city-operated community gardens have wait lists with hundreds of names on them.

That’s why the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department had to get creative on the Golden Gate Park Community Garden. 

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2:20pm

Wed September 3, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Coming Right Up -- Showers To Go

Shower locations from a September 2012 study by the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium. Numbers of homeless from the city's biannual count in June 2013.
Credit Trish Richman

There are roughly 6,400 homeless people in San Francisco. According to Laura Guzman, Director of the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, one of the biggest challenges they face is finding public restrooms.

“I remember when we opened, the conversation was all about poop on the street,” says Guzman.  “We used to talk about ‘poop and needles,’ we call it. But it’s critical that the community understands – if there is no bathroom access, people are going to poop on the streets.”

Nowadays the conversation isn’t about just keeping the sidewalks clean, but how to provide more showers for those without homes. Now one of the cleanest forms of transportation is about to hit the streets.

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