Nancy Lublin, Founder of Crisis Text Line 

Daily News Roundup for Wednesday July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015

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

Ex-husband describes bitterness in fight over frozen embryos // S.F. Gate

Under CC license from Flickr user mrJasonWeasley

Americans' habit for talking, texting, and emailing while driving is only getting worse, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Studies show texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to get in a wreck, but now that computer monitors are being built into car dashboards, multitasking is become a permanent fixture in our lives. 

Sweden, it’s as though we never knew you

Jun 13, 2012
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Therese Göterheim.

It seemed to be going so well, that exercise in democratic Tweeting that Sweden so optimistically dived into this month.

In case you missed it, the idea was to allow a different Swede citizen to helm the country’s official Twitter account each week, in a government effort to showcase the diversity of Sweden’s citizenry.

You have to imagine that any bureaucrat worth their salt who would approve of such a risky experiment would have a contingency plan for when that experiment inevitably went off the rails.