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Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 30, 2015

Apr 30, 2015
James Tensuan / Special to the SF Chronicle

African Americans cited for resisting arrest at high rate in S.F. // SF Gate 

"African Americans in San Francisco are cited for resisting arrest at a rate eight times greater than whites even when serious crimes are not involved, according to statistics drawn from court records.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 23, 2015

Apr 23, 2015

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

The High School Inside a Jail // Mission Local

"Mission resident Annelise Wunderlich and San Francisco filmmaker Richard O’Connell have finished principal photography on their documentary “The Corridor,” a film about Five Keys,  the first-ever high school within an adult jail – the San Francisco County Jail. To raise finishing funds, they’ve launched a kickstarter campaign.

"Passion" shows LGBT choral music's evolving role

Mar 26, 2015

What's the role of gay and lesbian choruses today? The SF Gay Men’s Chorus first performed in 1978 after the murder of gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone that morning. Three years later, they toured the USA, inspiring dozens of gay and lesbian choruses to form. These groups provided cultural voice and safe social connections for LGBT people, especially in small towns and away from the coasts.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to the members of early music ensemble Artifice, who give a live taste of their upcoming concerts for the SF Early Music Society in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco, titled ‘Resonance of Salzburg’; conductor Michael Morgan and composer/vocalist Diana Gameros share details about the ‘Notes from Mexico’ concert by the Oakland East Bay Symphony; comedy juggler Frank Olivier joins us in the studio to talk about his ‘Twisted Cabaret and Pandemonium Vaudeville Show’ at the Great Star Theater in San Francisco; and Open Air critic at large and regular contributor Peter Robinson takes a look at the season of spring, and at Sean Penn’s new movie ‘The Gunman’.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, March 26 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

Digging up ancient worlds

When construction workers break into the earth’s surface, it’s not unusual for them to discover ancient worlds. Last year, crews unearthed the remains of three mammoths and one giant bison in San Francisco. While working at the Caldecott Tunnel, fossil hunters discovered the remains of camels that once roamed the East Bay. There are actually provisions in California’s environmental laws that require anyone doing major digging projects to call fossil experts first, just in case. So when work began near Fremont to rebuild the Calaveras Dam, paleontologist Jim Walker was called to the scene to hunt for fossils. He expected to find a few, but the count surpassed 600.

From our partners at the East Bay Express.

Suzy Clement

 

The birth of a child is life-changing. For the wallet, the lifestyle and the fact that there’s another human to care for.

But for many California families, there’s an extra challenge to think about. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, one in ten of the state’s children has a special health care need, including an intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, or autism.

One of those children is six-year old Lucien Gonzalez.

Back when Lucien was nine months old, his parents began to notice he was missing some milestones. For example, he took a long time to sit up and crawl. At 11 months, they started to make some calls. They made an appointment with a neurologist. And they contacted the East Bay Regional Center to get their son assessed.

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Martin Seggelke, conductor and Artistic Director of the new San Francisco Wind Ensemble, about the upcoming concert on November 16; Actor Sean Thompson, who currently plays the lead role in the 42nd Street Moon production of Rodgers and Hart's musical I Married An Angel  stops by, together with stage director Greg MacKellan; conductor Michael Morgan reflects on the 25th anniversary season of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and SF Chronicle classical music critic Joshua Kosman offers his concert picks for the month of November.  Open Air with host David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday, November 7, at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

Luis Flores

Tucked away in the student center at University of California Berkeley, the Undocumented Student Program is designed to be a national model. It makes college possible for students without legal status.

The East Bay has been experiencing something of a wine boom over the past decade or so and the East Bay Express devotes this week’s edition to exploring it in the Taste Edition. There are now at least 25 wineries in East Bay cities. Ellen Cushing wrote about them and their history. She spoke with KALW’s Holly Kernan about wine culture in the East Bay.

Listen to the interview above.

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