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California opts for climate change money to solve its clean drinking water problem

Millions of Californians across the state lack access to clean drinking wate r. If this sounds familiar or unsurprising, it’s because the problem and possible solutions have been in the headlines for years. When Governor Newsom took office, he revamped the discussion by proposing a fee on drinking water to fund unsafe systems. That didn’t pass...but earlier this month, the new state budget assigned money to a new safe drinking water fund with revenues from the state's cap-and-trade program . ...

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Responding to forced exclusion and incarceration with storytelling and art

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First up, one million Californians don’t have clean drinking water and the state has finally reached an agreement to fund a solution. Then, the Golden State Warriors lost the NBA Finals last week, and now they’re on to an uncertain offseason. We’ll reflect with the latest episode of Bounce: the Warriors’ Last Season in Oakland.

Angela Johnston

Millions of Californians across the state lack access to clean drinking water. If this sounds familiar or unsurprising, it’s because the problem and possible solutions have been in the headlines for years.

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The Golden State Warriors season ended last week with a dramatic loss to the Toronto Raptors. It’s not the send-off Oakland fans were hoping for as the team bids farewell to Oracle Arena. Now, a season of promise turns into an off-season of uncertainty. There are still signs of the team all over the Town and that’s not going to change any time soon. In fact, the logo for this podcast is the iconic Warriors’ bridge image dripping off a brick wall, and that’s from a mural in Oakland by Illuminaries. In this edition of Bounce, we catch up with Illuminaries co-founder Tim Hon whose crew are painting for the Dubs. 

Vehicle Safety 2019

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YLR host, Jeff Hayden, welcomes Nafiz M Ahmed, Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization. Nafiz joins us live on the air to discuss vehicle safety, license reinstatement and suspension, avoiding suspension and maintaining our safe streets? Are new regulations the win-win? Questions for Nafiz and Jeff? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

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This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Lyndie Moe (pictured) and Xavier McKinnon, who play Maureen and Bennie in the 20th anniversary tour of the musical Rent, in town for only two weeks, at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (through June 23). 

Fog City Blues: Barrio Manouche

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Barrio Manouche is an acoustic SF-based international septet (Spain, Quebec, France, Brasil and California) playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artists from around the globe.

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The 85 year old Ruskin Bond is a bit of an accidental Indian,

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Today is Wednesday, the 19th of June of 2019...  

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about cultural responses to exclusion.

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The Stud, a gay bar and performance space in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, turned 50 in 2016. But, it was also in the news that year for another reason: The owner was calling it quits after a new landlord upped the rent by nearly $6000 — from $3800 a month to $9500. 


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