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Tapped Out: Thirsting for Fresh Water

Apr 27, 2015
Ansel Adams, Boulder Dam. Wikimedia Commons

During a recent press event, Governor Jerry Brown said:

“As Californians, we have to pull together and save water in any way we can.”

He spoke near Echo Lake – it’s south of Lake Tahoe where the government measures snowpack. This year, when they took the April measurement, there was no snow there at all. That makes it, of course, an historic low. The Governor said we could deal with that, except for this:

In "Poly Love," Julia Scott reports on polyamory in the Bay Area

Jan 26, 2015
Brett Walker / San Francisco Magazine

Polyamory is a committed romantic relationship -- with more than one person. San Francisco Magazine’s new issue features a story about the poly community -- while many on the outside see them as swingers in disguise, the article’s author, Julia Scott, says many polyamorous relationships are more cerebral than they are sexy. For the podcast The Back Story, Julia Scott sat down with host Leah Rose to talk about reporting on polyamory. 

BackStory - New for 2014 on KALW!  Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. This week: American Utopias - from the search for transcendence amid rural beauty, or attempts to build perfectly ordered industrial towns, they examine the nature and impact of utopian thinking across three centuries of American history.

On Tuesday, December 17th, KALW GM Matt Martin went on the air for his end-of-year Manager's Report to the Listeners.

Join GM Matt Martin on Tuesday, December 17th at 5pm for an end-of-year Manager's Report to the Listeners. Matt will update you on programming changes for the New Year, including Dr.