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This School Volunteer Teaches Kids To Regulate Their Emotions — Through Mindfulness

In classrooms nationwide, students are learning to pay attention to the present moment. Focus on their breathing. Notice if they’re bored. And consider what that feels like in the body. One San Francisco volunteer walks kids through mindfulness practice.

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Media Roundtable: Moscow Protests & The New Title X Gag Rule

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing protests in Russia. Security forces have arrested more than 1,000 people at rallies against the exclusion of opposition candidates in Moscow’s local elections.

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Philosophy Talk: Free Speech on Campus

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Do all views have a place on university campuses, or are there some views that should never be given a platform?  


Almanac - Friday 8/23/19

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It's Friday, August 23, 2019...

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing protests in Russia. Security forces have arrested more than 1,000 people at rallies against the exclusion of opposition candidates in Moscow’s local elections.

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In the first installment of  our new series "It Takes a School," meet Zack Rollins of Buena Vista Horace Mann. For more than thirty years, the longtime security guard has greeted students every morning.

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In classrooms nationwide, students are learning to pay attention to the present moment. Focus on their breathing. Notice if they’re bored. And consider what that feels like in the body. One San Francisco volunteer walks kids through mindfulness practice. 

First up, we hear how a former actor is bringing mindfulness practice to kids in the Bayview. Then, in our new series “It Takes A School” we introduce you to a security guard in the Mission who has been the heart and soul of his campus for more than three decades.

We’re celebrating people making a difference in our schools, today on Crosscurrents.

Sights & Sounds: Brendon Chan

Aug 22, 2019
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Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week dancer Brendon Chan sat down with KALW's Jenee Darden to talk about three events happening around the Bay Area.

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Chefs and owners of State Bird Provisions and The Progress, Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski discuss the intersections of cinema, culture and gastronomy.

Almanac - Thursday 8/22/19

Aug 22, 2019

Today is Thursday, the 22nd of August of 2019...

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the student loan debt crisis in the US. Americans owe over $1.65 trillion dollars in student loans.

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Seven major publishing houses say that Audible, the audiobook company owned by Amazon, is violating copyright law with a planned speech-to-text feature that's set to launch next month. In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, the publishers allege that the feature, Audible Captions, repurposes copyrighted work for its own benefit by transcribing audiobooks' narration for subscribers to read along as they listen.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated Again For Cancer

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court disclosed Friday.

The radiation therapy, conducted on an outpatient basis, began Aug. 5, shortly after a localized cancerous tumor was discovered on Ginsburg's pancreas. The treatment included the insertion of a stent in Ginsburg's bile duct, according to a statement issued by the court.

A Japanese woman met a person online in March 2016 who said he was a U.S. Army captain based in Syria.

They quickly became close, exchanging messages over email. She thought she was in a romantic relationship with the man, who called himself Terry Garcia.

Over the course of 10 months, the Japanese woman lost more than $200,000, sending money to accounts in Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state of Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to inmate Adree Edmo.

The panel of judges agreed with Federal District Judge B. Lynn Winmill's ruling in Edmo's favor last December, writing that his findings were "logical and well-supported" and that, "responsible prison officials were deliberately indifferent to Edmo's gender dysphoria, in violation of the Eighth Amendment."

California's cannabis excise tax generated only $74.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, the state says, announcing numbers that are short of projections that were set months ago. It's the latest sign that the country's largest marijuana market has struggled to take off since sales of recreational pot became legal last year.

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