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Archive for January, 2014

<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/01/31/most-dangerous-cities target=_self>The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America</a>

The Lowdown | January 31, 2014

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America

Flickr Crime rates in the United States – both violent and property – have fallen significantly in the last two decades. The rate of violent crime, in particular — which includes murder, rape, aggravated assault and burglary — is more than half of what it used to be, according to read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/01/31/flu-death-count-continues-to-climb/ target=_self>Flu Death Count Continues to Climb</a>

State of Health | January 31, 2014

Flu Death Count Continues to Climb

State health officials reported Friday that deaths from influenza have reached 147, including four children under age 18. Another 44 deaths are under investigation, but not confirmed. The total deaths so far this flu season, which started last September, eclipses the number from all of last year -- 106. read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201401311630/c target=_self>Law to Protect Transgender Students Tested in Rural School</a>

The California Report | January 31, 2014

Law to Protect Transgender Students Tested in Rural School

California students who don't identify with the gender of their birth have new rights under a state law that took effect January 1. The School Success and Opportunity Act allows transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. Opponents are challenging the new policies, read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201401311630/e target=_self>Jazz Review: The Nathan Clevenger Group's 'Observatory'</a>

The California Report | January 31, 2014

Jazz Review: The Nathan Clevenger Group's 'Observatory'

The Bay Area?s jazz improvisation scene is made up of dozens of groups drawing on a shared pool of talent, so it?s not unusual for musicians to find themselves playing together in multiple ensembles. One of those bands is The Nathan Clevenger Group. Jazz critic Andrew Gilbert reviews their latest read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201401311630/d target=_self>Tijuana Safehouse a Haven for Trafficked Girls</a>

The California Report | January 31, 2014

Tijuana Safehouse a Haven for Trafficked Girls

The border between San Diego and Tijuana remains one of the most heavily trafficked international crossings in the world. And that traffic has a dark side: people, especially girls, are being bought, sold and forced into labor or sex. An early January bust in San Diego netted dozens of arrests read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201401311630/b target=_self>Napolitano on Security and Curling</a>

The California Report | January 31, 2014

Napolitano on Security and Curling

University of California president Janet Napolitano is going to Russia for the Winter Olympics in Sochi as head of the official United States delegation. President Obama tapped his former secretary of Homeland Security to lead the delegation as concern remains high that terrorists will try to disrupt the games. Host read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201401311630 target=_self>As Drought Worsens, Some Cities Near End of Water Supply</a>

The California Report | January 31, 2014

As Drought Worsens, Some Cities Near End of Water Supply

Despite some welcome snow in the Sierra this week, California still faces a deepening drought with no end in sight. State officials said this week that 17 communities across the state are at risk of completely running out of water within two months. Host Scott Shafer talks about the issues read more...

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<a href=http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/kqed/nHAK/~3/9gIscOTxPUU/ target=_self>Why Our Future Is In Good Hands</a>

KQED | January 31, 2014

Why Our Future Is In Good Hands

"Ideas can spark a movement. Ideas can spark opportunities and innovation." This, from enterprising 13-year-old wondergirl Maya Penn, who at the tender age of eight, launched her own business, Maya's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/01/31/bart-briefly-shuts-down-transbay-tube-after-anchor-scare target=_self>BART Briefly Shuts Down Transbay Tube After Anchor Scare</a>

News Fix | January 31, 2014

BART Briefly Shuts Down Transbay Tube After Anchor Scare

Trains stopped for 20 minutes after ship dropped anchor near tube between San Francisco and East Bay. read more...

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/01/31/133413/after_overcoming_early_obstacles_yellen_assumes_feds_top_job?source=npr&category=economy target=_self>After Overcoming Early Obstacles, Yellen Assumes Fed's Top Job</a>

KQED News | January 31, 2014

After Overcoming Early Obstacles, Yellen Assumes Fed's Top Job

Yellen, the first woman to head the Fed, has been undeterred by barriers since high school. read more...

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