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Archive for February, 2014

<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/28/finding-my-lost-iphone-obession-apps-good-samaritan target=_self>Finding My Lost iPhone — a Story of Apps, Obession and a Good Samaritan</a>

News Fix | February 28, 2014

Finding My Lost iPhone — a Story of Apps, Obession and a Good Samaritan

A ‘Find My iPhone' map of the travels of Dan's Brekke's cellphone after he lost it. If I look for my iPhone today — well, here it is, right next to my laptop. And if I launch the Find My iPhone app on iCloud (sorry to sling all the “i's” read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/02/26/felon-voting target=_self>Map: Felon Voter Disenfranchisement, State-by-State</a>

The Lowdown | February 28, 2014

Map: Felon Voter Disenfranchisement, State-by-State

Kevork Djansezian/Getty The United States stands out as one of the strictest nations in the world in denying voting rights to convicted felons, As of 2010, more than 5.8 million Americans — or about 2.5 percent of the voting age population — were unable to vote due to a current read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/02/28/why-the-non-gmo-label-is-organics-frenemy/ target=_self>Why the ‘Non-GMO’ Label is Organic’s Frenemy</a>

Bay Area Bites | February 28, 2014

Why the ‘Non-GMO’ Label is Organic’s Frenemy

Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It's a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they're the same thing. read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201402281630/a target=_self>Law School Dean: Demographics of California’s Bench Reflect Need for Diversity</a>

The California Report | February 28, 2014

Law School Dean: Demographics of California’s Bench Reflect Need for Diversity

A new report on the demographics of California's nearly 1700 judges finds slow but sure progress on making the bench look more like our state. And yet, more than two-thirds of judges across California are white males. What difference does it make, and why should we care? Host Scott Shafer read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201402281630/c target=_self>Craftsmen Create Fantasy Worlds for Set of Oscars</a>

The California Report | February 28, 2014

Craftsmen Create Fantasy Worlds for Set of Oscars

This weekend's Academy Awards are all about glitz and glamour. But it takes real people to create that fantasy. In fact, Awards season is a real bonanza for the carpenters, welders and sculptors who build the stages and props for Sunday night's broadcast. Reporter Caitlin Esch took a trip behind read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201402281630/c target=_self>Craftsmen Create Fantasy Worlds for Set of Oscars</a>

The California Report | February 28, 2014

Craftsmen Create Fantasy Worlds for Set of Oscars

This weekend's Academy Awards are all about glitz and glamour. But it takes real people to create that fantasy. In fact, Awards season is a real bonanza for the carpenters, welders and sculptors who build the stages and props for Sunday night's broadcast. Reporter Caitlin Esch took a trip behind read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201402281630/d target=_self>Using Art to Reinforce Identity and Ties to the Phillipines</a>

The California Report | February 28, 2014

Using Art to Reinforce Identity and Ties to the Phillipines

Los Angeles is home to the biggest Filipino population in the mainland U.S. But access to art from their home country is rather limited. A new exhibit at USC's Fisher Art Museum gives Filipino-Angelenos a rare chance to reconnect with the breadth of Filipino creativity. Alex Schmidt has a story read more...

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201402281630 target=_self>New Report Looks at California's Judicial Diversity</a>

The California Report | February 28, 2014

New Report Looks at California's Judicial Diversity

A new report on the demographics of California's nearly 1700 judges finds slow but sure progress on making the bench look more like our state. And yet, more than two-thirds of judges across California are white males. What difference does it make, and why should we care? We speak with read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/28/treasure-island-cleanup-exposes-navy-mishandling-of-its-nuclear-past/ target=_self>Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past</a>

News Fix | February 28, 2014

Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare. read more...

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/28/california-storm-the-coolest-view-you-will-see-today/ target=_self>California’s Storm: The Coolest View You Will See Today</a>

News Fix | February 28, 2014

California’s Storm: The Coolest View You Will See Today

Visualization uses meteorological data to render dramatic view of weather here and elsewhere on Earth. read more...

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