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A small city fights plans for a desalination plant

When you’re driving down the coast on Highway 1 toward Monterey, you may miss the exit for the tiny city of Marina. It’s often overshadowed by its neighbors: Monterey with the aquarium and Cannery Row, Carmel by the Sea. But if you take that exit, you’ll pass a Walmart, some fast food chains, and row of hotels. What makes the city stand out is it’s dozens of beach trails.

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Media Roundtable: Media coverage of reproductive rights & attacks on press freedoms

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss national coverage of abortion rights after Alabama passed a near-total ban on abortion. How are the media covering the Republicans’ ongoing assault on abortion rights?

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Join us on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 9pm for the final broadcast of the Berkeley Symphony’s 2018-19 season.  From the Thursday, May 2, 2019 concert at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus...David Latulippe is your host, with commentary from conductor Christian Reif and a discussion with the Berkeley Symphony’s Executive and Artistic Director, Rene Mendel.

  • Bizet:  Suite from "Carmen"
  • Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour
  • Thomas Adès: Dances from "Powder Her Face"
  • Richard Strauss:  Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier"

Christian Reif, conductor

Photo courtesy of Julia Flynn Siler/modified from original

In 19th Century San Francisco's Chinatown only 1 in 10 people were women, and most of them were forced into prostitution, trafficked by criminal tongs. 

Philosophy Talk: John Dewey and the Ideal of Democracy

May 24, 2019

John Dewey is regarded by some as the American philosopher. 


Almanac - Friday 5/24/19

May 24, 2019
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Today is Friday, the 24th of May of 2019. It is the 144th day of the year. 221 days remain until the end of the year. 28 days until summer begins and 529 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss national coverage of abortion rights after Alabama passed a near-total ban on abortion. How are the media covering the Republicans’ ongoing assault on abortion rights?

Exploring the legends of Twin Peaks

May 23, 2019

 

In this Audiograph, we go to Twin Peaks, a signature San Francisco landmark and a focus of the city's history and legends. The Ohlone believed the peaks were once a single mountain, united as husband and wife, but they argued so much, the great spirit split them apart.

Mia Nakano is documenting queer Asian Pacific American experiences one snapshot at a time

May 23, 2019
Andria Lo

Mia Nakano is a photographer and archivist with an interest in LGBTQ stories. But she used to struggle to find resources on queer and trans Asian American history. So she took it upon herself to begin documenting their experiences.

Angela Johnston

 


When you’re driving down the coast on Highway 1 toward Monterey, you may miss the exit for the tiny city of Marina. It’s often overshadowed by its neighbors: Monterey with the aquarium and Cannery Row, Carmel by the Sea. But if you take that exit, you’ll pass a Walmart, some fast food chains, and row of hotels. What makes the city stand out is it’s dozens of beach trails.

First up, get deep in a water battle on the Monterey Peninsula. Then, a photographer tells the stories of queer and trans Asian Americans, one snapshot at a time. And, explore legends of San Francisco from a 922-foot peak.

Photo by Roberto Guerra for Harvest Season. Courtesy of Quiet Pictures.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we'll talk about the people who work behind the scenes of California's wine industry.

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With the economy booming, Ernesto Martinez can barely keep up with all the construction work coming into the small drywall company he owns. He's part of a historic wave of Latino prosperity in America.

It wasn't always like this. Martinez remembers when he was 17. He had $120 to his name, and it was all in his pocket. It's how much he got paid for his first job in the U.S., as a mover. He says he stood there, mesmerized, in front of a shop window at the mall.

Martinez was looking at a pair of Air Jordans. They cost around $100.

Along one rugged stretch of the Rio Grande, U.S. citizens routinely cross the border into the United States illegally. A shortage of basic services in rural Texas, such as health care, means U.S. citizens rely on Mexican services and rarely pass through an official port of entry on return.

Informal, unregulated crossings have been a fixture of life for generations in rural communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. Today, however, with the unrelenting focus on border security, this kind of unfettered back-and-forth by U.S. citizens is rare.

Some 400 million people in 28 countries are eligible to vote in this week's elections for new representatives for the European Parliament — the only popularly elected European Union institution. It's normally a low-turnout affair, but this year, the Europe-wide result will be a crucial test of strength for nationalist and populist parties that want to remake the EU — and for those who oppose them.

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Nearly a half-century ago, in the summer of 1971, the young singer-songwriter Cass Wheeler entered a studio in London to record "Common Ground." A wistful acoustic-guitar and piano-dri

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