Health, Science, Environment

12:00pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The history of green space in San Francisco

Benjamin Grant is the Public Realm and Urban Design program manager at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association – also known as SPUR. He says that means he works on “public space and the physical form of the city.” He also knows quite a bit about the history of parks in the Bay Area.

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12:00pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Trees take root in the Tenderloin

“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.

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12:00am

Mon April 2, 2012
Health, Science, Environment, San Onofre,

Today on Your Call: What should be done with California ’s last two nuclear power plants?

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 feedback@yourcallradio.org. 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.

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12:10am

Fri March 30, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

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 feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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3:03pm

Thu March 29, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

High school student wins award for environmentalism

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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.

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