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2020 in the Queer-View Mirror

Jan 5, 2021
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Happy New Year? We all hope 2021 will be kinder to us than 2020 … but only time will tell. So this week: 2020 in the queer-view mirror and a look ahead with national politics and legal reporter Lisa Keen.

2020 brought hardships on many fronts. Yet for LGBTQ people in the US, 2020 brought significant progress on some fronts, while bringing setbacks on others. Ms. Keen breaks down the top 2020 developments and assesses potential gains and losses for queer folk in 2021, including insights on Georgia's US Senate run-offs.

The First And Only Vice Presidential Debate -- We'll Discuss The Issues

Oct 8, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call, we’re getting your take on the first and only vice presidential debate.

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The furor over a Kamala seems much ado over very few syllables, but how one handles the mispronunciation can be telling.  

A’shanti Gholar is the founder of the Brown Girl's Guide to Politics and the national political director for Emerge America--a national organization devoted to getting more democratic women into office. You'll hear how A’shanti went from watching CSPAN as a kid, with her mom, to working for President Barack Obama, the DNC and the NAACP before joining Emerge America. And she'll share what it's going to take to get more women of color elected to office.

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Twenty thousand people poured into Downtown Oakland to kick off Senator Kamala Harris' presidential run. She was born in Oakland and served as Alameda County’s Deputy District Attorney back in the '90s. 

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Medical pot now legal in half of U.S. … Legalization gets pushback … Oakland grow houses linked to Mexican cartels … Time for a cannabis cocktail … and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

State excise tax out of Assembly, going to governor // Orange County Register

 


Californians waited a long time to see if their votes would make a difference in the presidential race, and they nearly made it to the finish line.

Cannabis News Roundup: The extra length 4/20 edition

Apr 22, 2016
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LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

UC campus gets grant to develop “drugged driving” test // San Diego Union-Tribune

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2016
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Inside the Republican Party’s desperate mission to stop Donald Trump // The New York Times

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016

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

Apple opposes order to help FBI unlock phone belonging to San Bernardino shooter // L.A. Times

“Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will resist a federal judge's order to access encrypted data hidden on a cellphone that belonged to the terrorist couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino last year.

Cannabis News Roundup: 05.22.15

May 22, 2015
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Feinstein evolves on CBD… Harris: War on drugs has failed… Oakland airport workers charged as smugglers… How to roll a joint…  and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Cannabis News Roundup: 01.20.15

Feb 20, 2015
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State Attorney General not opposed to legalization… Colorado hit with multiple lawsuits… TV loses fear of marijuana… The munchies explained… and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Cannabis News Roundup: 11.21.14

Nov 21, 2014
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AG Harris softens her stand on legalization after election…. “Dramatic reduction” in brain cancer with cannabis… Word of the Year: Vape… Bob Marley is now a brand… and more.

LEGALIZATION

After leafing through local newspapers from the 19th century, local author Jan Batiste Adkins found stories of African Americans who helped shape San Francisco. She dug deeper and decided to write a book about the city’s black history, African Americans of San Francisco. The photo book chronicles the lives of significant black pioneers from the Gold Rush to today, covering everyone from escaped slaves who landed in the city, to the Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris. Jan Adkins joined KALW’s Hana Baba to talk more about that history.

California's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office has released a report stating Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget for the next fiscal year is $6.5 billion short...