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Media Roundtable: Former banker Nomi Prins says central bankers are still rigging the economy

On this edition of Your Call, former investment banker Nomi Prins discusses her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

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  In breathless mainstream coverage of national crises, the realities on the ground are being lost, says journalist Charlie Leduff.

Sights & Sounds: Karen Seneferu

Sep 20, 2018

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Artist Karen Seneferu, founder and co-curator of the exhibit and movement-building platform The Black Woman is God told KALW’s Jen Chien about three spectacular arts events happening around the Bay this week. 

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Alright, let’s say you are a paramedic and you work for an ambulance company. When you take a lunch break, are you still on-call? Can your company make you respond to an emergency?


That’s the question being considered in Proposition 11.


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This proposition would allow cities to expand their rent control ordinances by repealing the 1995 law known as Costa Hawkins.



Sep 19, 2018

Rising stars in the Bay’s culinary scene, Preeti Mistry and Reem Assil joined Hana Baba in studios in a local celebrity smackdown for our membership drive.

A taste of the Bay Area’s long history of chocolate
From bean to bar: The Bay Area’s chocolate revolution
A new era in Bay Area food criticism

A taste of the Bay Area’s long history of chocolate

Sep 19, 2018
Asal Ehsanipour / KALW News

The Bay Area’s long history of chocolate spans all the way back to the Gold Rush. Since then, the region has been a source for chocolate innovation again and again, from a Berkeley-based revolution in chocolate desserts to a craft chocolate revolution in the ‘90s that turned the industry on its head.

Zeina Nasr / KALW News

There’s a long history of chocolate making in the Bay Area that goes all the way back to the Gold Rush. Over a century later, a new guard of chocolate makers is picking up where a previous generation of innovators left off, and they’re leading a small but potent revolution in the chocolate industry.

A new era in Bay Area food criticism

Sep 19, 2018
Alanna Hale

There’s a lot of talk about food journalism right now. Two heroes of the genre recently passed: TV host and writer Anthony Bourdain and Jonathan Gold of the LA Times. Tributes to them showed how food writing can be about so much more than food. They showed how deeply appreciated these two writers were for bringing attention to food culture beyond “fine dining”.

Patents 101

Sep 19, 2018

  In a welcome return engagement with Your Legal Rights, host Jeff Hayden's guests are patent attorneys Ron Rohde and Myrna Schelling. We consider patents, copyrights, intellectual property, public domain, provenance -- In all, "Patents 101". Questions for Ron and Myrna? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Charles Slender-White, founder and artistic director of FACT/SF, about the world premiere of death, an immersive dance performance about the loss of a loved one, which runs September 27 - October 13 at CounterPulse (80 Turk St.) in San Francisco.


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