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Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price on police reform, SCOTUS, and revitalizing downtown

This spring, civil rights attorney Pamela Price lost the race for Alameda County District Attorney. Her name is on the ballot again, this time for mayor of Oakland.

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Media Roundtable: Shane Bauer on the history of America's private prison industry

On the next Your Call’s Media Roundtable, Mother Jones’ award winning investigative reporter Shane Bauer will join us to discuss his new book " American Prison: A REPORTER’S UNDERCOVER JOURNEY INTO THE BUSINESS OF PUNISHMENT ."

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My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and Beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, retired NBA player and Community Ambassador for the World Champion Golden State Warriors Adonal Foyle tells us why he picked this piece by the composer Carl Orff.

Black, Jewish, and incarcerated

Oct 4, 2018
Steve Drown

From the series Uncuffed:

Damon Cooke and JulianGlenn “Luke” Padgett are old friends. They did time together at San Quentin before being transferred to Solano Prison. They also share a common identity: Both of them are Jewish men of color.

Courtesy of Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks is an activist and actress. She was a major voice in advocating for Oscar Grant. Brooks is the executive director of the Justice Team Network, which is an organization that helps people who are victims of state violence and criminalization.

Marco Siler-Gonzales / KALW News

A lower court ruled that tech billionaire Vinod Khosla couldn’t block the access road down to Martins Beach. The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal. But even though this case has come to a close, it does not necessarily mean everybody will have access to Martins Beach going forward.

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In the upcoming November election San Mateo County will consider a half-cent transportation sales tax, also known as Measure W.

Oakland Proposition W: Vacant Property Tax

Oct 4, 2018
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Measure W is a vacant property tax in Oakland, aimed at reducing homelessness and illegal dumping.

Members of the Social Justice Sewing Academy share their stories—often related to issues like gender, discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence and gentrification—through powerful imagery created in cloth.

Minds Over Matter - 9/30/18

Oct 4, 2018

Dana Rodriguez spins a few of his favorite tunes from the 20's, 30's and 40's while he and the rest of the Minds Over Matter crew go out of town for a little holiday...  

Almanac - Thursday 10/4/18

Oct 4, 2018

Today Thursday, the 4th of October of 2018 is the 277th day of the year.

There are 88 days remaining until the end of the year.  78 days until winter begins.

33 days until mid-term election Tuesday November 6, 2018.

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Thank you supporting KALW's September campaign!

KALW is listener-powered and we appreciate your support! A big thank you to the 1900+ people who participated in our recent membership drive. We raised $284,000 toward our campaign goal of $375,000. Please help us close this gap by becoming a member and making your gift today.

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KALW Election Briefs

Everything you need to know about the propositions on the ballot.

Our wonderful food donors

Thank you to all the local businesses who provided food and drink during KALW's May membership campaign. Take a moment to see who they are, and if you have the opportunity, please thank them for supporting Local Public Radio!

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Almanac - Friday 10/12/18

It's International Moment of Frustration Scream Day Today is Friday, October 12, 2018, the 285th day of the year. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. 70 days until winter begins and 25 days until mid-term elections. Sunrise : 7:16am Sunset : 6:37pm ...giving us 11 hours and 24 minutes of daylight. 8% of the now waxing moon will be visible, rising at 10:53am.

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