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Marylee Williams


A line is forming outside Glide Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. People are waiting to get dinner or to get sent to another shelter for the night. But that’s not what Jana Lee* is here for.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, April 27, 2014

Apr 27, 2016

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

CCSF to shut down Wednesday ahead of faculty union strike

“As faculty at City College of San Francisco prepare to strike Wednesday over unfair labor practices, Interim Chancellor Susan Lamb has decided to shut down the 11 community college campuses around The City for the day.

On the April 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about abuse of prescription painkillers that’s creating heroin addicts.  According to the CDC, deaths from heroin overdose tripled from 2010 to 2013. We’ll speak with acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” He documents how unfettered marketing of painkillers like OxyContin  and the influx of a cheap form of heroin from Mexico hooked middle class America.  What can be done to stop the crisis? It’s Your Call with Matt Martin, and you.

Heroin and Harm Reduction

Feb 17, 2014
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The tragic death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has brought both cultural and media attention to a recent spike in heroin deaths related to painkiller addiction.

We look at the impact of new forms of dangerous heroin, the effects on users, and overdose prevention efforts--particularly in San Francisco--that are saving lives … and money.