Health, Science, Environment

4:44pm

Mon February 6, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Indroducing social flexibility through yoga

photo courtesy of Niroga Center

There are thousands of yoga studios all over the Bay Area. They usually cater to people who can pay the $15-20 class fee. But the Nirgoa Institute in Berkeley offers classes to low-income senior citizens, incarcerated youth, homeless shelters and inner city high school students.

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9:01pm

Mon January 30, 2012
City Visions: January 30, 2012

Combating Food Waste in the Bay Area

photo courtesy of http://blog.foodrunners.org/

 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Susan Britton

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3:26pm

Wed January 25, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The diary of an egg donor

When Matthew Fellows and Chris Salvador wanted to have a baby, they asked Teresa Chin to be their egg donor.

As a growing number of American women delay childbearing into their thirties and forties, the use of assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization, sperm banks, and egg donation has gone through the roof. In the growing world of egg donation, there’s a lucrative market for healthy young ovaries – not to mention the emotional value to infertile couples.

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4:42pm

Tue January 24, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

99% Invisible: Guilt-Free

Composting is just one way we’re thinking about reducing waste, and when it works, we notice: landfills slim down, and gardens bulk up. But then there’s the waste that doesn’t take up space, like energy.

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10:14am

Tue January 17, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Farming in a food desert: East Palo Alto gardens take root

Collective Roots launches gardens in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto is considered a food desert: There is little to no access to healthy food, and residents have to rely on corner stores for food. In fact, it had been over 30 years since East Palo Alto had its own full-service supermarket until grocery chain Mi Pueblo announced it was coming to town in November 2007. It was a huge source of controversy at the time; demonstrators flooded the streets and packed city council meetings, carrying signs like, “No to Mi Pueblo” while supporters held signs that said, “Yes to Fresh Produce.” The new store brought in both excitement and anxiety.

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