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Alameda beefs up services for the needy, unsafe amateur boxing remains uninvestigated, Scott Sigler podcasts bestsellers to Sci Fi/Horror fans.
Making it as a writer has always been hard, but with independent bookstores closing all around and the rise of free digital media in the last few years, it has become even harder. If you're not an Oprah pick, or on the shelves at Wal-Mart, you're probably not making much of a living as a novelist...
As U.S. journalists and photographers venture into war-torn countries like Afghanistan, scores of people from there try to get out. The largest Afghani community in the U.S. is right here in the East Bay: Fremont’s “Little Kabul." KALW's Hana Baba visited the neighborhood and met some members of...
Mario Bobino was born and raised in Oakland. When he decided to become a filmmaker, he didn’t head down south to Hollywood. He stayed right here, becoming a mainstay in the city’s independent film community. His latest feature, Townbiz, uses a cast of Oaklanders to tell the story of...
The movie Where the Wild Things Are, based on the children’s book of the same name, comes out this week. It tells the story of a boy named Max who goes on an adventure to the land... where the wild things are. KALW’s Molly Samuel talked with San Francisco couple and children’s...
In an effort to stop up the bleeding budget, the Governor ordered furlough days for some 189,000 state workers earlier this year--about 70,000 of whom work in the correctional system. Turns out, according to a state senate report released this morning, you can't just order prison workers to take a...
Artist and composer Tyson Ayers builds new instruments out of cast-off pieces of old ones. But his instruments aren’t your usual guitars and drums. They’re installation-sized, instruments that many people can play at once. His newest invention is called the Sound Cave. KALW’s...
San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall is a county detention facility with a capacity of more than 100 inmates. Its maximum-security unit can accommodate 20, and it’s usually full. The kids there face felony charges for crimes including assault, rape, attempted murder and murder.On a recent Saturday evening...
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