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Daily news roundup for Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

SFPD unaccountable, uses ‘stop and frisk,’ D.A.’s panel says // SF Gate

We may be staying in touch more frequently thanks to technology, but what are we missing out on by not writing more letters?

"Power through Partnership. How Women Lead Better Together."

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Requirements for Small Businesses.
Guests: Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, San Francisco Bar Assn.; Attorney  Marty Orlick; ADA Compliance Expert Bassam Altwal; and Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Director of Office of Small Business, City of San Francisco.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Robin Chase changed the way we think about transportation

Kango was founded on the premise that it's perfectly logical to outsource your kids' transportation,

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mar 1, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

San Francisco deputies to face charges over alleged inmate fights // SF Chronicle

“Two San Francisco sheriff’s deputies and one former deputy who were accused of forcing city jail inmates to fight each other for entertainment will be charged criminally, The Chronicle has learned.

Cannabis News Roundup: 02.19.16

Feb 19, 2016
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Who pays for seed to sale tracking?... Parker doubles AUMA financial support… Medical marijuana has “genuine uses”… Americans have always been hell raisers… and more. 

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Photographer: Matt Emrich

Two members of Congress, a former Surgeon General and a member of the California State Assembly walk into a cannabis business conference. And as unlikely as that sounds, it’s no joke.

Christina Stembel is disrupting the male-dominated and mostly imported flower industry with her company Farmgirl Flowers. She tells us how it all began.

Philosophy Talk asks about Freedom and Free Enterprise

Feb 5, 2016

Is America's embrace of the free-enterprise system a practical matter – an effective way of organizing resources and the distribution of goods – or does it rest on deeper principles? 


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On the January 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss cities investing in worker cooperatives to fight inequality and create quality jobs.

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

This November’s ballot brings with it proposed legislation to battle the city’s affordable housing crisis -- but there’s also a proposition addressing the problem of rising commercial rents, too.

It seems like running a business and respecting the environment are at odds. Is it possible to do good for the planet and have a successful business? 

It seems like running a business and respecting the environment are at odds. Is it possible to do good for the planet and have a successful business? 

Navigating San Francisco’s pretzel bureaucracy

Sep 17, 2015

Starting a small business in the Bay Area can be quite a chore. To be successful, you have to twist yourself into unusual shapes.

The Spot: Finding Home

Jul 2, 2015
Emily Corwin

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...


"Can't a girl get a break" 71% of fortune 500 companies provide mentorship programs that help women get ahead--but are they done well?  And more and more women own their own business, but they still lack confidence. We talk to Lauren Mosenthal and Eileen Carey, the founders of Glassbreakers, a peer-to-peer mentoring site; and to Sharon Miller, the CEO of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center.

What does it take for women to succeed in the restaurant business in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most competitive restaurant markets in the country? In a $683 billion industry across the US, less than 5% of restaurant owners and chefs are women.

Meet Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, CA and Ann Wheat of Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco--named the number one vegan restaurant in the world. The grit required of women to succeed in the restaurant business.

That's our inflection point.

Jeremy Dalmas


Suddenly the peace is broken.

A mountain shoots out of the Earth and Planeswalker Mike Escalante begins amassing his army. A pack of goblins surf towards Planeswalker Matt Wilcox, but he is unfazed. He summons a demon - Archfiend of Depravity. Escalante’s reinforcements arrive on horseback just in time, squawks with pride, and Wilcox admits defeat.

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Supervisors back off prior pledge to boost funding for nonprofits // SF Examiner

"San Francisco nonprofits that are dedicated to efforts such as providing health services or housing homeless persons received troubling news Tuesday that The City would not provide them with a boost in funding.

A business conference with an anti-business streak

Feb 19, 2015

Business conferences are about growth and profits and networking. That wasn’t totally true with the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC), held this week in San Francisco.

“Legalization isn’t about money. It’s about personal liberty,” is how founder Alex Rogers started the event. The first day of programming followed that idea, with not one business speaker on the schedule.

Cannabis News Roundup: 02.13.15

Feb 13, 2015
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California Assembly to consider legalization bill & Marijuana Watershed Protection Act… US Attorney’s seizure plans held up, again… No Pomo pot plantation… Health news, and more… 

LEGALIZATION

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) takes place in San Francisco over Presidents’ Day Weekend. Alex Rogers, executive producer of the event, has deep experience in the field, much of it in the Bay Area.

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) takes place in San Francisco over Presidents Weekend. Alex Rogers, executive producer of the event, has deep experience in the field, much of it in the Bay Area.

The Ice Cream Bar: Frozen for years by SF's permitting process

Jan 12, 2015
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Last September we aired a piece by Todd Oppenheimer on how hard it is for small business owners to get through the permitting process here in San Francisco

A few of you called in with recommendations for other business owners to talk to, including Ted Loewenberg. He's the president of the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association and he says small businesses owners face a Sisyphean task. 

On the Jan. 11, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Kerry Yip about what it's really like to run a Chinese Restaurant. He owns The Great Wall restaurant in Oakland. 

In the program's second half, you can call in for a Workover--Whatever career conundrum is besetting you, I usually can help you take at least a baby step forward, sometimes a big step.

  

On the Oct 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Lawrence Lessig, Harvard professor and co-founder of Mayday, a Super PAC fighting big money in politics. Lessig says Congress will never be able to solve problems until money doesn’t rule. So what will it take to pass campaign finance reform? What’s the status of efforts across the country? And where are politicians talking about this issue? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar

Guests:

The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Obligations of Small Businesses. Guests: Steven Schraibman, ADA Compliance Expert/Architect; Martin Orlick, ADA Compliance  Attorney; Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Executive Director, Office of Small Business, County of San Francisco; and Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, San Francisco Bar Assn.

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