Tue December 30, 2014

Your Call: Who is responsible for preventing online harassment?

  On the December 30th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about digital hate speech. Women are overwhelmingly the targets of cyber harassment. Some have even been chased out of their homes by the barrage of threats against their lives and families, while others have quit communicating online altogether. Is online harassment a civil rights issue? When is harassment illegal? And how should social media corporations and our legal system respond to threats online? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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Mon November 10, 2014

The New Gold Rush: What impacts are tech companies really having on the mid-Market district?

Del Seymour leads a group of tech workers on one of his Tenderloin tours
Angela Johnston

Del Seymour makes sure to take everybody on his walking tours of the Tenderloin to the corner of Turk and Taylor.

“I lived on this street,” he says. “I didn’t have an address but I lived on this street if you know what I mean.”

I’m with a group of a dozen tech workers following Seymour around the neighborhood, listening to him talk about his experiences here.

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Fri September 19, 2014

Cannabis News Roundup: 09.19.14

M.W. Benutzer

House passes welfare restrictions on pot… Banking reform stalls in Colorado… Teen use drops again… Pizza that gives you the munchies… and more.


Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act” passes House // The Hill        Restrictions would join those for liquor stores, strip clubs and casinos.

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Wed August 27, 2014
Dispatch from Kolkata for 8/27/2014

Sandip Roy explains "RushdieExplainsIndia"

The Twitter account "RushdieExplainsIndia" has attracted 13,000 followers in a very short time. However it isn't owned by Salman Rushdie, but by Rohit Chopra. Sandip Roy asks Mr. Chopra to explain "RushdieExplainsIndia."

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Mon April 21, 2014

Interview with Geoff Link of Central City Extra

Central City Extra newspaper
Jen Chien


In the rapidly changing mid-Market area of San Francisco, the influx of new tech companies into a historically low-income neighborhood is causing some conflict, especially around commercial real estate. Geoff Link is editor and publisher of the Central City Extra, a monthly newspaper serving the Tenderloin, mid-Market, and SOMA neighborhoods. It's put out by the Study Center, a publishing house that also supports non-profits.

As a journalist, Link has been monitoring changes taking place in this part of the city as tech companies move in, including the displacement of a lot of neighborhood non-profits. He himself has been affected-- the Study Center has had to move twice in the last two years.  Link spoke to KALW's Ben Trefny in the offices of Central City Extra.

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