San Francisco

3:21pm

Thu August 8, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

East Bay Express: Unionizing Nonprofits

When employees of Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco began talking about unionizing earlier this spring, their concerns centered on issues familiar to workers of all stripes: understaffed departments, increased workloads, benefit cuts, high turnover. Although an attempt to unionize in October 2010 was unsuccessful, most employees at the homeless services nonprofit believed that the effort would end differently this time around.

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10:34am

Wed August 7, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Visitacion Valley home makes it possible for low-income HIV/AIDS patients to reside in San Francisco

Under CC license from Flickr user transitpeople

Living with HIV or AIDS can be hard. Even with advances in treatment, symptoms can be hard to manage, and medication is expensive. If you live in San Francisco, it’s even harder -- because the cost of living is so high. The median price  for a one-bedroom apartment in the city is almost $2,800 -- already out of reach for many low-income people, and even harder for people whose medical costs get higher as their diseases advance. The cost of medication an HIVs patient has to take can reach nearly $30,000 per year.  But for sixteen years, San Francisco’s had a place to help low-income AIDs patients. Leland House in Visitacion Valley. KALW student reporter Megan Quintana has always known about Leland House because her mom is a nursing assistant there.

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10:06am

Wed August 7, 2013
Out In The Bay, November 7th, 2013

Out In The Bay Goes Walking In San Francisco

Rick Shelton as Tour Guide "Lola Montez"

  

San Francisco is a city for walking tours and why not show tourists the seedy side?  Leave it to a drag queen!  Host Marilyn Pittman talks with Rick Shelton, aka "Lola Montez," about his two-hour walking tour and the rich San Francisco history you won't get on the mainstream tours. As Lola says:   "Hear stories of the Barbary Coast. San Francisco was rich in more than gold. Many came to San Francisco to "start over," to follow their dreams. The common met the exotic." Thursday, November 7th, at 7pm right after "Fresh Air." 

http://www.dragmealongtours.com

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4:48pm

Wed July 17, 2013
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Ryan Lee's love affair with bread

Ryan Lee lives in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco.
Mariel Waloff

San Francisco is well known for its bread, especially its sourdough, which gets its flavor from a special kind of bacteria in the air here. Combine that with some yeast, flour, and water, let it rise and bake it and you’ll get a uniquely San Franciscan loaf. But it’s not that easy, as the subject of our next story can attest to. He’s been trying to master the art of sourdough since he got his first baking job in the city just over a year ago.

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12:57pm

Thu June 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Nudists continue to cause controversy despite citywide ban

Courtesy of Creative Commons and Flickr user Franco Folini

The Jane Warner Plaza, on the corner of Castro and Market streets in San Francisco, is better known, locally, as the Buff Stop. That’s because of the nudists who can be found letting it all hang out on sunny days. Earlier this year, they caused so much controversy with area businesses and residents that Supervisor Scott Wiener penned and passed an ordinance, in February, ordering nudists to cover their private parts in public. But that hasn’t necessarily made much difference.

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