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Sights & Sounds: John Fisher

Jun 15, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. John Fisher, Executive Director of Theatre Rhinoceros told KALW’s Jen Chien about three awesome events happening around the Bay this weekend.

The science of forgiveness

May 8, 2017
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To forgive is not easy. The brain is wired to repeat offending moments over and over again, and our bodies — they’re programmed to react. Still, Fred Luskin, a psychologist and director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project says the effort to overcome anger is worth it. 

The Bay Area has about 250 thousand Muslim residents – more than three percent of the region’s population. But what many people know about Islam is limited to anti-Muslim messages that have come from the highest political office holders.

Angela Johnston

If you stand on the edge of the Almaden Dam in San Jose right now, you can feel the ground violently shaking and vibrating beneath your feet. It’s the result of thousands of cubic feet of water rushing out of the reservoir, down into a creek, flowing into the bay. The water’s being released to keep the reservoir from overflowing.

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California recreational cannabis laws could stall sales ... New restrictions on CBD ... Santa Rosa extraction firm now legal ... Petitions, Health, and more.

99% Invisible: The Blazer Experiment

Nov 11, 2016

On the November 11, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

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Last month, four Bay Area residents were named Macarthur Award winners. That means they’re now unofficialy known as "geniuses". Each will receive more than $600,000, and can do with it what they will. That’s usually for the public good. So we all win.

"Great white shark - Cal Ripfin" by George Probst, CC license, resized and recropped

 


If you want to see great white sharks in the Bay Area, the best place to go is the Farallon Islands. It’s about a two hour boat ride from the Berkeley Marina. 27 miles offshore.

Daily news roundup for Monday, October 5th, 2015

Oct 5, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

  Bay Bridge designer fears leaks are damaging main cable // San Francisco Chronicle

"The cable that holds up the new Bay Bridge eastern span is vulnerable to corrosion because of rainwater leaking into its anchorages, the bridge’s lead designer has warned Caltrans — a threat that the agency has previously downplayed on the $6.4 billion project."

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The Searsville Dam is causing big trouble on the peninsula. The 122-year-old, 65-foot-tall dam is closed to the public, hidden away on 1,200 acres owned by Stanford University.