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Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

State-managed retirement plan for California workers takes shape // Sacramento Bee

“By the end of the decade, millions of California workers could be enrolled automatically in a state-run retirement program viewed by proponents as the most significant attempt to address golden-years poverty since the New Deal.

Daily news roundup for Monday, March 28, 2016

Mar 28, 2016
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW news:

Has BART's cutting edge 1972 technology come back to haunt it? // Bay Area News Group 

"In 1972, President Richard Nixon sat in a brand-new BART car and took a quick trip from San Leandro to Lake Merritt. He commented on how the train reminded him of NASA."

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Utah Governor Signs Bill to Advance Oakland Coal Plan // KQED

"Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill that approves $53 million in state funds to aid construction of a new Oakland cargo terminal that backers hope to use to export coal.

Photo courtesy of Ana Biocini


Oakland Tribune crime reporter David DeBolt still remembers when his paper got the call from the Oakland Police Department. They wanted local reporters like him to come to police headquarters to watch police body camera footage of two recent officer-involved shootings.

Dan Roth

On Thursday, March 17th, Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from Impact Hub in downtown Oakland.  Joining W. Kamau Bell were social justice leader Lateefah Simon, journalist and hip hop historian Dave "Davey D." Cook, poet-comedian Bucky Sinister.  Plus, an "awkward talk" with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and music from Bhi Bhiman.   

Eden Bassett Jones

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Brittani Sensabaugh: a photographer whose project, 222 Forgotten Cities, documents the beauty and struggle of daily life in marginalized communities of color across the U.S.  

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

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

Bay Area reservoirs still far from full: Conservation experts hope that drought lessons last // San Mateo Daily Journal

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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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Marijuana laws modified…  Investors alerted to possible scam… “Altered States” exhibit preview… Opinion, Stephen Colbert, and more….

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The Leaf endorses AUMA // The Leaf

What pioneering advocate Chris Conrad likes and dislikes about the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Image courtesy Thompson Dorfman

 

 

For decades, development investors didn’t want to touch Oakland. In 1997, one economist called the city an “ugly duckling in a bay of swans.” But these days, Oakland is one of the “hottest,” or fastest-growing, real estate markets in the country.

John Pearson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with conductors Martha Stoddard and Jason Oestenstad (assistant) about their upcoming concert program ‘On American Soil’ with the Oakland Civic Orchestra on March 13. Also, a conversation with actor Jason Stojanovski who stars as an injured athlete in the play “Colossal”, opening next week at San Francisco Playhouse. Lucy Murphy and Ryan Doyle, students of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, stop by to discuss SOTA’s production of the musical “Cabaret”, in which they play lead roles. Plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson shines his light on the end of "Downton Abbey" and on cultural happenings around the Bay Area.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday March 10, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime... 

Daily News Roundup for Monday March 7, 2016

Mar 7, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Sunset Magazine relocates to Oakland, setting sights on younger, urban readers // Oakland North

"Guests were met with the soft and periodic sound of whizzing traffic on one side and ferry boats on the other as they made their way up the steps into the new Oakland offices of Sunset Magazine in Jack London Square. A smiling security guard opened the door with a small whoosh and let them enter the 110,000-square foot office space with white cubicles and office chairs on one end and tables for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and party bags on the other."

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Sure, it's going to be stormy outside this weekend, but we've lined up some unique and fun, indoor events to check out this weekend in the Bay Area.

The voices you’re hearing now belong to members of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Their stated goal is “To inspire joy and unity among all people through Black gospel and spiritual music traditions.”

Chris Hambrick

Here in the Bay Area, rents are rising, and housing inventory is shrinking. It’s forcing many here to decide -- either you have to leave the area completely, or you have to get creative about your housing situation.

A poem from Youth Radio: "Rose Flower"

Feb 22, 2016
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Darelle Brown is a participant in Remix Your Life, an arts program run by Youth Radio. Brown grew up in Oakland, and he imagines what it's like to be a rose pushing it's way up through his city's soil.

Happy Friday, everybody! We have a few recommendations of what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

Check out our suggestions of unique events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

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The husky voice you’re hearing now belongs to singer/songwriter Ira Marlowe. The San Francisco Chronicle has called him “Oakland’s sweet little secret.”

Ira Marlowe will perform solo at The Monkey House in Berkeley on Saturday (02.13) It’s a small place, so arrange for tickets ahead of time.

StoryCorps: Dancing despite disability

Feb 10, 2016

Twenty eight years ago, Bonnie Lewkowicz got a phone call from someone wanting to know what she thought about the idea of disabled people dancing. That question set her on an improbable odyssey.

Looking for something fun and unique to do this weekend? Check out our suggestions for the weekend of February 5, 2016.

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Super Bowl 50’s crazy ticket prices drop slightly, but Niner fans still left out // Mercury News

Colin Peden

[Editor's note: Following the death of The Alley's iconic pianist Rod Dibble in December 2017, we at KALW News are re-posting this classic Audiograph of a visit to the famed Oakland piano bar.] 

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.

Your Call: Working to reduce violence in the Bay Area

Jan 25, 2016
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On the January 25th edition of Your Call, we are going to be discussing these programs working to make a difference in the Bay Area to halt gun violence and provide victims of violence with resources to keep them from the revolving cycle of gang violence. 

Laura Flynn

On the January 21st edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss ways to preserve arts and culture in the Bay Area. 

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016
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 Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Lee vetoes S.F.’s proposed rolling-stop law for bicyclists // SF Gate

Jeremy Dalmas

Yesterday protesters blocked westbound traffic on the Bay Bridge. They represented a group called Black.Seed and they were demonstrating against police violence. 

A Poem from Youth Radio: “Gumbo”

Jan 19, 2016
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Shyra Gums grew up in Oakland and she’s a participant in Remix You Life an arts program run by Youth Radio.

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Take a peek at our suggestions of unique events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

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NAACP supports AUMA… More cities pass marijuana bans… Oakland dispensary to go public… Migraines and epilepsy… and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

NAACP gives support to AUMA // Sacramento Bee “Legalizing marijuana is an important civil rights issue because pot-related arrests are ‘racially biased’ and disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos,” says the president of the California chapter.

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