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Oakland mayoral candidate Nancy Sidebotham on jobs, homelessness, and crime

Nancy Sidebotham is a tax preparer and long-time Oakland resident whose been involved with the community for decades. She ran for city council numerous times. This is her second go at running for mayor.

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One Planet: UN report says we have 12 years to avoid climate change catastrophe

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we'll discuss the recent UN report that says we have about 12 years to avoid a catastrophic environmental breakdown. As the report calls for "rapid and far-reaching" action to reduce carbon emissions, the State Department said the US does not endorse the reports' findings. As governments around the world react with calls for urgent changes, the climate deniers in the White House continue to ignore and diminish scientific research. How are...

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Almanac - Tuesday 10/16/18

3 hours ago

Today is Tuesday, the 16th of October of 2018. It is the 289th day of the year.

There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. 66 days until winter begins

21 days until the election on Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

Portraits courtesy Brower Youth Awards

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with three honorees of this year’s Brower Youth Awards, which recognizes young leaders in the environmental movement.

 

Angela Johnston

 

This November, voters in a handful of cities around the Bay Area will be voting on cannabis taxes. The state already taxes registered cannabis businesses with sales taxes, excise taxes, and cultivation taxes. Generally, these measures, if they pass, would allow the cities and in some cases, counties to start collecting additional taxes on cannabis-related businesses.

Courtesy of Ken Houston

Ken Houston was born and raised in Oakland. He still calls the city home. Houston is a project manager in construction and longtime community advocate. He’s running for mayor, but doesn’t call himself a mayoral candidate.

Bay Area Beats: Dan Kuramoto of Hiroshima

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Bo Walsh / KALW News

2019 will mark the 40th Anniversary for jazz fusion band Hiroshima. The band started in the late seventies when leader Dan Kuramoto found music as a way to honor his Japanese-American heritage. Creating a signature sound that blended jazz and funk with traditional Japanese instruments; Hiroshima went from being a garage band to becoming one of the first Asian-American groups to get steady airplay on mainstream urban radio. In this edition of Bay Area Beats Dan discusses four decades of Hiroshima.

Almanac - Monday 10/15/18

Oct 15, 2018

Today is Monday, the 15th of October of 2018.  It is the 288th day of the year. 

There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year.  67 days until winter begins

22 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

photo by Flickr user Becker1999

  On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we'll discuss the recent UN report that says we have about 12 years to avoid a catastrophic environmental breakdown. As the report calls for "rapid and far-reaching" action to reduce carbon emissions, the State Department said the US does not endorse the reports' findings. 

As governments around the world react with calls for urgent changes, the climate deniers in the White House continue to ignore and diminish scientific research. How are scientists responding? 

Guests:

This week, Laury Fischer is guest moderator, with technical editor Kira Pace and SF Chronicle Music Critic Joshua Kosman as fellow panelists.

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KALW Presents: Live at the Chapel Sat. Oct. 20th 5pm

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Our wonderful food donors

Thank you to all the local businesses who provided food and drink during KALW's May membership campaign. Take a moment to see who they are, and if you have the opportunity, please thank them for supporting Local Public Radio!

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