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Politics Oct 28‘The Informant’ Tracks Latest on Calif. Prison Overcrowding, Occupy Oakland
The Informant blog, a product of KALW Radio in San Francisco, tracks the latest news and developments in cops, courts and communities in the Bay Area. We checked in with lead reporter Rina Palta on Friday afternoon to hear…
Arts Oct 28San Francisco Symphony Celebrates 100 Years
The San Francisco Symphony turned 100 this year. With a busy touring schedule and listeners around the world, the symphony has won some of the most prestigious awards in music.
Arts Oct 21‘Margin Call’: Calm Before the Storm of 2008 Financial Crisis
The 2008 financial collapse is a complex phenomenon to fathom. It's an even harder phenomenon to recreate in a cinematic narrative. "Margin Call," a film that opens in theaters Friday, takes on that challenge and offers a fictional account of…
Arts Oct 18Frontline’s ‘Lost in Detention’ Examines Immigration Policy Enforcement
// A year-long investigation by Frontline and the American University Investigative Reporting Workshop examines the current U.S. immigration enforcement system and stories of hidden abuse in detention centers. The Obama administration has deported or detained more immigrants than…
Politics Oct 17California ‘Dream Act’ Offers Undocumented Students Path to Higher Education
// On October 8 California governor Jerry Brown signed Bill AB131 into law, enabling undocumented students who meet state residency requirements to have access to state public funds for higher education. It is the second half of legislation known as…
Economy Oct 17Around the Nation: The Occupy Movement
What began as the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York has now spread to cities across the United States. Here's a roundup of the latest public media coverage of the weekend protests around the nation: At the movement's original…
Arts Oct 17Occupy Wall Street Movement Expands to International Cities
Following weeks of protests in New York and other cities in the United States, demonstrators took to the streets in locations around the world in similarly fashioned protests over the weekend, resulting in hundreds of arrests.
Arts Oct 14Architect Moshe Safdie Uplifts the Skyline and Spirit of Kansas City
Jeffrey Brown speaks to Moshe Safdie, architect of the Kauffman Center in Kansas, about the moral purpose of architecture and the need for a building to reflect the cultural essence of its location.
Arts Oct 12Negotiating Asian-American Identity Through Portraiture
The work of seven visual artists in the recent exhibit, Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter, highlights the unique and diverse experiences of Asian-American identity.
World Oct 11‘Women, War and Peace’ Challenges Notions of Conflict
// A new series from WNET challenges the notion that war and peace are domains dominated by men. In each of the five hour-long episodes, 'Women, War, and Peace' highlights a different area of the world where women are…