San Francisco

4:20am

Fri March 27, 2015
News

Cannabis News Roundup: 03.27 & 04.03

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Statewide forums seek input… Emerald Triangle now favors legalization… CBD & Kids: does it really work?... and more.

LEGALIZATION

Public input requested at forums // Reuters.com  Focus will be on three areas: legalization, taxation, and regulation. The first meeting is April 21 at UCLA, followed by one in San Francisco in May and ending with one in Fresno in June.

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5:06pm

Thu March 26, 2015
Audiograph

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Philip & Sala Burton High School Band

Emily Tang playing the marimbas.
Olivia Cueva Kalw

 

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.

This auditory guessing game is part of our project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts.

Listen above for the full answer...

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1:25pm

Thu March 26, 2015
Out in the Bay ~ 3/26/15 ~ 7pm

"Passion" shows LGBT choral music's evolving role

What's the role of gay and lesbian choruses today? The SF Gay Men’s Chorus first performed in 1978 after the murder of gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone that morning. Three years later, they toured the USA, inspiring dozens of gay and lesbian choruses to form. These groups provided cultural voice and safe social connections for LGBT people, especially in small towns and away from the coasts.

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5:18pm

Tue March 24, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Upgrading San Francisco's aging pipes in times of drought

San Francisco's Stockton tunnel is shut down due to a water main break in March of 2014.
Flickr user toyzrus8

The Hetch Hetchy Regional Water system, operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC), carries water to 2.6 million customers in the Bay Area. How it does that is remarkable – remarkably simple, says PUC Water Resources Manager, David Briggs.

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6:11pm

Wed March 18, 2015
Arts & Culture

Lost Weekend Video finds new ways to entertain in the digital age

Audrey DIlling

A couple on an evening stroll down Valencia Street comes to a stop outside Lost Weekend Video. They’re peering in through the big front window.

“I wanted to check it out because I haven’t seen a video store in a long time,” says Abel Martinez. “These days I watch a lot of pirated movies.”

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