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UC Berkeley struggles with a student hunger crisis

At UC Berkeley rising tuition and a lack of affordable housing have created a student hunger crisis. Now, the University is working with faculty and staff to try and meet students most basic needs.

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Jeremy Dalmas / KALW News

"Unthanksgiving" on Alcatraz

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier's firsthand account of terror and tragedy at Jonestown

Why are violent racist groups able to grow and operate in the US?

Hate crime reports to the FBI jumped 17 percent last year. In the new PBS Frontline documentary “Documenting Hate: New American Nazis,” reporter A.C. Thompson investigates white supremacist groups in the US.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis W. Goff

More than 80 lives have been lost in multiple fires blazing around California. Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes and hundreds of square miles have been scorched.

Preserving holiday memories for future hunger pangs

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Margaret Katcher / KALW News

Thanksgiving week makes us feel things. Lots of things. About history, about family, about memory. Last year, reporter Margaret Katcher brought a recorder to her holiday table, but found herself wondering about her impulse to document the moment.

Bay View: Why the Galeria de la Raza Matters

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Courtesy of Galeria de la Raza

Today, we’re introducing a new semi-regular segment—Bay Views. It’s a chance for you—folks from our community of listeners and makers—to share your thoughts about our changing city and region. We’ll begin with poet Josiah Luis Alderete and the tenuous future of one his favorite Bay Area institutions: the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Angela Johnston

The Camp Fire in Northern California is now the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history. For most Californians, this milestone is starting to sound all too familiar.

Almanac - Tuesday 11/20/18

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Today is Tuesday, the 20th day of November, 2018.  It is the 324th day of the year.  There are 41 days remaining until the end of the year.  31 days until the Winter Solstice, and  714 days until Presidential Elections...


Hate crime reports to the FBI jumped 17 percent last year. In the new PBS Frontline documentary “Documenting Hate: New American Nazis,” reporter A.C. Thompson investigates white supremacist groups in the US.

Flickr user Oakland Local, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Cropped

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the tragedy at Jonestown. More than 900 people died, most by suicide, coerced by the cult leader Jim Jones.

Jeremy Dalmas / KALW News

Every year since 1975 the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony has taken place on Alcatraz Island on Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day. Native Americans of many tribes attend the ceremony to commemorate the 1969 protest when the Alcatraz Red Power Movement occupied the island. They stayed there for 18 months, until they were removed by federal marshalls in 1971.

UC Berkeley struggles with a student hunger crisis

Nov 19, 2018
Sara Harrison / KALW News

At UC Berkeley rising tuition and a lack of affordable housing have created a student hunger crisis. Now, the University is working with faculty and staff to try and meet students most basic needs.

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