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Attorney General: Marijuana not a gateway drug in opioid crisis ... Autumn is time for harvest, and violence ... Oakland wants to partner with new cannabis businesses ... What kids should know ... and more.

Sights & Sounds: Gina Gold

Sep 22, 2016

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Gina Gold, filmmaker and actor and host of TMI Storytelling, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Incubating progressive leadership in the Black Church

Sep 19, 2016
Photo courtesy of Ben Trefny

 

Mike McBride is pastor of The Way Christian Center in Berkeley. He’s also the Director of Urban Strategies for the PICO National Network of progressive, faith-based organizations.

Olivia Henry

Thanks to the powerful generosity of listeners, we are now less than $44,000 from our  goal of $375,000 for KALW's September campaign.  This is our last on-air fundraiser until May 2017 --  and it's a major one for the future of KALW.  Make your donation now!

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: East Bay Bike Party

Sep 8, 2016
Eli Wirtschafter

All week long, we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

It’s Friday afternoon, the weekend mere hours away, and in case you’re not prepared, here are a few one-of-a-kind events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Photo by Bonnie Chan.

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Oakland's Youth Poet Laureate: "Words can save lives"

Aug 15, 2016
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Azariah Cole-Shephard is Oakland's newest Youth Poet Laureate. Azariah doesn’t write too many love poems. She says since we're living in a society so filled with hate, there are more urgent priorities.

Bay Area Voices on Racial Injustice: "Breathing and black"

Aug 9, 2016
Photo by Justine Lee.

We continue with our series of essays by Bay Area residents reflecting on race in America. 

Tammy Drummond

 

Every Wednesday afternoon, a science classroom in a West Oakland middle school fills up with kids that hang out there by choice. It's become a sanctuary for the neighborhood. Why?

Clody Cates

Let us help you make the most of the upcoming sunny weekend with our recommendations of unique and cheap things to do around the Bay Area.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Protestors chained to doors of Police Union Building in Oakland // ABC 7 News

"Black Lives Matter protesters are spending the night outside the Oakland police union headquarters, some are chained to the building.

This weekend, the Bay Area is celebrating creativity, community, and art cars, and we have a roundup of fun things that you can do to blow off some steam now through Sunday night.

Daily News Roundup for Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jul 12, 2016
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Oakland: Company laundered campaign donations to mayoral, council candidates // East Bay Times

Our roundup of suggested events to check out this weekend around the Bay Area.

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Miracle Grow, Google show interest in cannabis industry ... Prescriptions drop in legal states ... AUMA explained ... Time to panic in Colorado? And more.

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Oakland's Antique Naked Soul describe themselves as a “beatbox-sing soul band,” which means they use only their own voices, looped on-stage, to create their sound, and their message.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jul 5, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:
 
San Francisco Considers Tax on Tech Companies to Pay for Boom’s Downside // New York Times

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We’ve heard of crashing waves, and crashing cars, but this is the first time we’ve heard of Crashing Hotels, the band you’re hearing now. 

Ready for Pride this weekend? Or maybe you're looking for something more low-key to do? We have you covered in our suggestions for what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

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Update: The headline has been changed to reflect that fact that the allegations include statutory rape and human trafficking.

Up until recently, the Oakland Police Department appeared to be moving past the racial profiling scandals and police brutality charges that plagued the department. 

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Steve Rhodes

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

 

Oakland Mayor: Police Culture is 'Toxic,' 'Macho,' and 'Disgusting' // East Bay Express

 

“’We are hell bent on rooting out this disgusting culture,’ said a visibly angry Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at a Friday evening press conference.

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We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around our Bay Area this weekend.

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Microsoft enters marijuana field … Sonoma County raids canna oil maker … Two losses for native tribes … Big Marijuana will ruin everything: yes or no?  And more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Comments due Monday on medical regulations // CalNORML

The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR) will close its feedback survey on Monday, June 20. The bureau hopes the public will provide comments, suggestions, or concerns. 

 

Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an artist and illustrator. Her work ranges from photography to printmaking to pen-and-ink drawings she does while riding BART. 

Breathmobile rolls relief into Bay Area schools

Jun 15, 2016
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Industrial pollution in West Oakland and all throughout Alameda County can cause major problems for kids who live there. Aimed at addressing this issue, a mobile asthma clinic called the Breathmobile travels around to schools in the area.

Sound healing

Jun 14, 2016
Truc Nguyen

Eric Cetnarski works as a sound healer in Oakland. Sound healing can be many things: from listening to our favorite songs to using our voices. 

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Jamie DeWolf, founder and host of tonight's performance, steps up to the microphone. The stage he stands on juts out into the center of the Oakland Metro Operahouse, practically surrounded by the eager crowd.

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Our suggestions for what to do in the Bay Area this weekend span the cinematic, the aerodynamic, and the pop-tastic. 

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Oakland tries to right wrongs with dispensary rules … Police fund opposition to recreation measure … Health … Opinion … and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Reformed criminals, certain neighborhoods, win preference in Oakland dispensary plan // East Bay Express

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