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Driver discrimination still a problem as Uber and Lyft prepare to go public

Taxis are notorious for driving past black travelers. Uber and Lyft have helped to level the playing field, but black riders are still more likely to have their requests canceled.

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One Planet: Climate-fueled conflict between the US and Canada over lobster rich waters

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll be joined by Dave Abel, an award-winning Boston Globe environmental journalist and the director of “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Grounds.”

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Tonight on City Visions, host Joseph Pace and guests explore the ways in which artificial intelligence will impact US healthcare.  

Almanac - Monday 3/18/19

2 hours ago

Today is Monday, the 18th of March of 2019.

It is the 77th day of the year.

There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year.

2 days until spring begins

596 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 7 months and 16 days from today)

The sun will rises at 7:15 am 

and sunset will be at 7:21pm.

We will have 12 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:18 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:44 am 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll be joined by Dave Abel, an award-winning Boston Globe environmental journalist and the director of “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Grounds.”

This week's edition of Minds Over Matter with Host Kyra Pace (sitting in for Dana Rodriguez), Jeremy Horowitz, and Eric Barela 

Philosophy Talk: Sleep and the Well-Lived Life

Mar 15, 2019

If there was a pill that gave you all the benefits of sleep without you ever having to go to sleep again, would you take it?


"Beware, Caesar, the Ides of March!"

Today is Friday, March 15, 2019, the 74th day of the year.  5 days until spring, and a mere 599 days until the next presidential election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:21am    
  • Sunset: 7:17pm ...giving us 11 hours and 56 minutes of daylight.  A mere 54% of the waxing moon visible, rising at 1:23pm.


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zeland. The young man who killed 49 people espoused a far right, anti-Muslim ideology. The dead include Syrian refugees.

 

We'll also discuss US military involvement in Somalia and the Trump administration’s expansion of the Obama era drone strike campaign. At least 225 people have been killed in 24 strikes so far this year.

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Taxis are notorious for driving past black travelers. Uber and Lyft have helped to level the playing field, but black riders are still more likely to have their requests canceled.

Courtesy of Lisa Forkish

This weekend, a capella music lovers will be gathering in Berkeley for the WeSing Vocal Festival. The three-day event was started by Oakland singer Lisa Forkish who got involved in the a capella music scene during her college years. Her group at that time was the inspiration for the hit film “Pitch Perfect.”

Last call on BART

Mar 14, 2019
Jeremy Dalmas

From our Audiograph series:

Unlike other metro systems, BART shuts down for several hours a day for routine maintenance. That likely won’t change unless they build another track under the Bay. Meaning if you don’t get into the Embarcadero station by 12:27 a.m. you’ll have to find another way across the Bay. And, this isn’t your quiet-but-crowded morning commute.

The last train can feel like all the after-parties in the Bay rolled into one.

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Dutch police are searching for the man who opened fire inside a tram in the city of Utrecht, killing three people and wounding nine others late Monday morning. Police say they're investigating a "possible terrorist motive" for the attack.

Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen confirmed the three deaths in a video update around 3 p.m. local time, saying that three of the wounded are facing serious injuries.

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It's an issue that had long been kept under wraps, but in the #MeToo era, a #NunsToo movement has emerged, and now sexual abuse is more widely discussed.

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