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Rachel Dornhelm

Rachel Dornhelm got her start in radio at WHYY. After anthropology graduate school, Rachel lived in Uzbekistan working with youth near the drying Aral Sea. Rachel returned to radio full-time in 2001. Her work has appeared on WNYC, WBUR, Marketplace, NPR news magazines and KQED.

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Occupy Oakland to Launch New Strategy Tomorrow

November 28, 2011 | 4:01 pm

Occupy Oakland to Launch New Strategy Tomorrow

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Organizers of Occupy Oakland have a new 24/7 vigil strategy that they plan to kick off Tuesday at noon. They say the new approach gives them the legal right to stay in Frank Ogawa Plaza, outside Oakland’s City Hall indefinitely. Phil Horne, media spokesman for the Occupy SF Legal Committee, told KQED News intern Reena […]

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November 28, 2011 | 3:27 pm

Interview with Jean Quan on Possible Recall, the Occupy Movement and the Oakland Economy

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As the holiday shopping season gets underway and Occupy Oakland looks to regroup in Oakland, it’s a good time check out KQED reporter Krissy Clark’s wide ranging interview with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. The two of them talked by phone last Wednesday. In addition to plugging a new gift card that can be used at […]

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Yao Ming Launches a California Winery for the Chinese Market

November 28, 2011 | 1:50 pm

Yao Ming Launches a California Winery for the Chinese Market

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There’s a new player in Napa County this week: Yao Family Wines. Yup, that Yao. Billed as “Napa’s Tallest Winemaker” on the company’s official website, the Chinese basketball star Yao Ming is poised to capitalize on the Chinese wine boom. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal today, the former 7-foot-6-inch Houston Rockets […]

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November 28, 2011 | 9:46 am

Live Reporting From UC Regents Teleconference

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The University of California is live streaming audio of the meeting. Here’s a live stream of tweets about today’s UC Regents meeting. The regents are dialing in from four locations to discuss next year’s budget. Student protests are planned at a number of campuses. The agenda allows for a one hour window for public comment […]

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November 28, 2011 | 9:15 am

Developing story: San Jose cop, wife found dead in Gilroy home

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The San Jose Mercury News is reporting on a presumed murder-suicide involving a San Jose police officer. A San Jose police sergeant and his wife were found dead in their Gilroy home overnight, and investigators believe it was a murder-suicide, multiple sources told this newspaper. Neither San Jose police or Gilroy police would not immediately […]

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November 28, 2011 | 8:42 am

A.M. Splash: Protests Planned at UC Meeting Today; Occupy LA Arrests; Raiders Win

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UC students to protest at regents meeting today (SJ Mercury News) Student protesters with the Occupy movement will converge on four UC campuses Monday morning to vent their fury at a meeting of the regents, with demonstrators in Davis attempting a campuswide shutdown. Futures rise after big holiday shopping weekend (AP) Stock futures rose Monday […]

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Oakland Firestorm Anniversary: The Fight Over Eucalyptus Trees Continues

October 19, 2011 | 1:46 pm

Oakland Firestorm Anniversary: The Fight Over Eucalyptus Trees Continues

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Another tree, another controversy. Anyone around for the Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire remembers eucalyptus trees got a lot of blame for fueling the blaze. The problem with eucalyptus? One vegetation manager I spoke to called them “junky,” meaning they spread lots of dry debris: leaves, seed pods and lower branches. They grow quickly and in dense […]

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September 15, 2011 | 9:25 am

The Trashiest Bay Spots + Coastal Clean Up Day Saturday

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The conservation group Save the Bay released its annual list of regional “trash hotspots.” Executive director David Lewis said it’s important to understand HOW the garbage winds up in our waterways…from city streets. “Most people don’t know that storm drains are not screened,” Lewis says. “That water doesn’t go to a sewage treatment plant. It […]

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Q&A: How BART Tried to Stage Media Coverage

September 14, 2011 | 3:46 pm

Q&A: How BART Tried to Stage Media Coverage

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BART is facing down a new public relations mess…this time it’s a report that it tried to manipulate the media’s coverage of an August protest. I spoke to the The Bay Citizen‘s transportation reporter Zusha Elinson who broke the story. We talked about the latest revelations as well as the future of the transit agency […]

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September 14, 2011 | 12:40 pm

Facebook Unveils Subscriptions to Compete with Google+ and Twitter

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The Old Way: You send people a friend request on Facebook. If they approve it, you get to see their stream of data. The New Way: You can subscribe to someone – if they’ve opted in to subscribe. Whether or not they approve you, you’ll get to see the info they’ve made public. If you […]

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