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Last month, more than 100 people crowded into a library for a public meeting in Pinole, a tiny city North East of Richmond. They were there to fight a proposal to dredge the shipping canal in the Bay.

Ariella Markowitz / KALW

If you live in West Oakland, you’re more likely to visit the emergency room for a respiratory illness than anywhere else in the Bay Area. The culprit is diesel pollution, and heavy-duty trucks are a big part of the problem. Now, truckers like Bill Aboudi are going to be part of the solution.

Shopping with the Seafarers

Sep 3, 2018
Julie Caine

The vast majority of everything we buy comes to us across the oceans on lumbering container ships – floating villages of sailors with no doctors, no telephones, no police.  

99% Invisible: Reefer Madness

Dec 18, 2015

On the December 18, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

Shopping with the Seafarers

May 18, 2015
Julie Caine

Daily news roundup for Monday, March 2, 2015

Mar 2, 2015
Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group

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

Livermore Lab taking prosthetic arms to next level // Mercury News

"Once reserved for sci-fi heroes and far-fetched television shows, bionic arms that can communicate with the brain are under development at Lawrence Livermore Lab and five years away from human testing.

Nellie Large

Seafarers, from fisherman to explorers, have been coming to Bay Area ports for centuries. Maritime historian Lincoln Paine says our relationship with the ocean has been instrumental in shaping not only the history of the Bay Area, but of the entire world. His latest book, Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, charts 3,500 years of maritime commerce and discovery. KALW's Hana Baba spoke with him about the importance of the sea and its formative role in creating the bustling cities surrounding the Bay.

On the next Your Call, we'll speak with author and reporter Rose George about her recent book "Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside shipping, the invisible industry that puts clothes on your back, gas in your car, and food on your plate." What do you want to know about the industry that has so much effect on our lives, but remains hidden? Join the conversation at 10 and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.

Guests:

Rose George, author and journalist.