Health, Science, Environment

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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9:17pm

Sun May 13, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

“Taking Root” takes on HIV stigma for

May 19th is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center has launched a community-based initiative to end HIV stigma and discrimination among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. “Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community” is a digital storytelling project produced in partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling and The Banyan Project.

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5:45pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

A refuge for victims of domestic violence in the Bay

Image courtesy of http://www.lacasa.org/our-voice/

Just over 36 years ago, there was nowhere a victim of domestic violence could go for help here in the Bay Area. So a group of women banded together to start La Casa de las Madres, California’s first domestic violence shelter and the nation’s second. Today The Home of the Mothers, as it translates in English, offers a range of crisis and intervention services, including an eight-week emergency shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline – all free of charge.

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