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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/08/31/six-resources-to-help-explain-whats-going-on-with-syria/ target=_self>Six Excellent Resources Explaining the Situation in Syria</a>

The Lowdown | August 31, 2013

Six Excellent Resources Explaining the Situation in Syria

On Saturday, President Obama announced his willingness to launch military action in Syria in order to punish the government of Bashar al-Assad for its alleged use of chemical weapons in a recent attack that killed hundreds of civilians. Syria has been embroiled in a state of civil war since March of 2011, read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/08/31/125405/transcript_president_obama_turns_to_congress_on_syria?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>Transcript: President Obama Turns To Congress On Syria</a>

KQED News | August 31, 2013

Transcript: President Obama Turns To Congress On Syria

A transcript of President Obama's remarks on possible U.S. military action in Syria, as released by the White House: Good afternoon, everybody. Ten days ago, the world watched in horror as men, women and children were massacred in Syria in the worst chemical weapons attack of the 21st century. Yesterday read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/arts/literature/article.jsp?essid=125402 target=_self>Book Review: Kate Christensen's Pursuit of Happiness: A Review of 'Blue Plate Special'</a>

KQED Arts | August 31, 2013

Book Review: Kate Christensen's Pursuit of Happiness: A Review of 'Blue Plate Special'

"Food is important," says Kate Christensen. It ushers us through all the events of our lives. It is also what comes back, as this PEN Award recipient trains her eye on her past in her latest book, Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites. Food colors all manners of read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/08/31/125395/if_its_not_legal_can_a_strike_on_syria_be_justified?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>If It's Not Legal, Can A Strike On Syria Be Justified?</a>

KQED News | August 31, 2013

If It's Not Legal, Can A Strike On Syria Be Justified?

As the Obama administration argues for a military intervention in Syria in response to a chemical attack that it says killed more than 1,400 Syrians, analysts say the case for a strike lacks a legal framework. President Obama said Friday that the decision to act is part of a U.S. obligation read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/08/31/125395/analysts_obama_lacks_legal_frame_for_a_syria_strike?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_self>Analysts: Obama Lacks Legal Frame For A Syria Strike</a>

KQED News | August 31, 2013

Analysts: Obama Lacks Legal Frame For A Syria Strike

As the Obama administration argues for a military intervention in Syria in response to a chemical attack that it says killed more than 1,400 Syrians, analysts say the case for a strike lacks a legal framework. President Obama said Friday that the decision to act is part of a U.S. obligation read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/08/nielsen-survey-how-students-use-tablets/ target=_self>Nielsen Survey: How Students Prefer To Use Tablets In Schools</a>

Mindshift | August 30, 2013

Nielsen Survey: How Students Prefer To Use Tablets In Schools

Not just for games and movies, tablets are becoming more common in educational settings. A recent Neilsen survey found that 71 percent of students who use tablets are interested in accessing textbooks. See what they’re using the tablets for: Nielsen read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201308301630/a target=_self>Lessons from the Bay Bridge</a>

The California Report | August 30, 2013

Lessons from the Bay Bridge

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to the public with much fanfare in November 1936. At the time, the span was the longest bridge in the world. Now, nearly 77 years later, the bridge is set for another historic opening. This weekend, crews are putting the finishing touches on the read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/08/29/109172/labor-strikes-protest-Bay-Area-San-Francisco target=_self>Labor Day's Local History, Present Actions</a>

News Fix | August 30, 2013

Labor Day's Local History, Present Actions

About 400 BART workers and union supporters gathered in Oakland at Frank Ogawa Plaza in August 2013 to rally in support of better wages for BART workers. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED) It should be a relatively quiet Labor Day, since the masses are at Burning Man read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/jp/prison-hunger-strikers-getting-by-on-gatorade-vitamins/ target=_self>Quick Read: Prison Hunger Strikers Getting by on Gatorade, Vitamins</a>

News Fix | August 30, 2013

Quick Read: Prison Hunger Strikers Getting by on Gatorade, Vitamins

Source: Kqed While the inmates are clearing suffering as a result of the extended fast, and report bouts of extreme nausea and dizziness, there are "no imminent health emergencies and no prisoners in critical condition," said Joyce Hayhoe, a spokesperson for receiver Clark Kelso. read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201308301630/c target=_self>Searching for Little Julian</a>

The California Report | August 30, 2013

Searching for Little Julian

In his meticulously organized garage, full of baubles, trinkets and more than 10,000 records, Chicano music collector and historian Gene Aguilera touches a needle to spinning vinyl. “This is his first single right here,” he says, as a sleepy, romantic R&B melody called “Lonely Lonely Nights” crackles into sound. The singer's read more...

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