40 Burst results for "BAY"
Fresh update on "bay" discussed on The DA Show
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New York City's Middle Schoolers Return To Classrooms As More Educators Get Vaccinated For COVID-19
"Students to attend New York City's public middle schools are doing something unusual. Today. They're actually going to school, something they haven't done since November. This despite some concerns from the teacher's union is Glenn Schuck reports. From Bay Ridge this morning. Blind Yes. For 6/7 and eighth graders little kind of feel like those first day of school butterflies again. 471 middle schools, in fact, will be reopening about half Going to be able to staff five days a week in person. Others will be open two or three days a week. Mayor De Blasio says parents should know that safety and testing remains priority. One. We said we would do testing constantly today. In our public schools will get to the 500 1000th test. Of a student or staff member. 500,000 half million tests have been given Teacher Union President Mike Mulgrew will be here. McKinley Junior high this morning. Address some of the concerns they still have about staffing going forward and making sure that teachers get vaccinated, he says. Most have not. One shot. 10 10 wins in Bay
Fresh update on "bay" discussed on The KFBK Morning News
"Let's take a check on traffic with Brian Noble CEO's role in this morning. Take it away. Brian do this report is brought to you by Merrill Still have that problem boys found. I 80 at Douglas onto this morning big rig went off the road wife. They're trying to retrieve it. The right lane is want also east on Douglas on round two west on I 80 according to CHP is shut down there as well. They expect us to go until at least seven o'clock this morning taken with the traffic cam in that spot now starting to be able to make a little bit more as we head into the light of day and looks like that could take a little bit longer, but nonetheless started to see some slowing in that spot as things were getting busier. Have your super commuter headed westbound on. I 80 onto the Bay area in short, nothing to sell you down all the way from West sack on high 80 all the way to the Bay Bridge, getting a little more slowing on the bridge itself, mostly mild stuff getting into the city. If you're getting off of my 80, it's 6 80 headed into the East Bay Communities of Concord, Pleasantville in Walnut Creek got a little bit of mild slowing getting into concrete. It's very breaking back to the limit..
Colton scores in NHL debut, Lightning beat Hurricanes 3-0
"Ross Colton had a goal in his NHL debut and I'm very vast Leschi stopped twenty five shots in the lightning's three nothing shutout of Carolina cold put Tampa Bay on the board on his first career shot on goal during the second shift password when this guy would be I kind of blacked out right after the the play but from what I remember I think you know we had a good offenses on shift gone before that and kinds try to fight to get to find that and you know heavy wheeled around there and kind of just put in front that's Leschi had his twenty second career shutout and first since March twenty twenty against Montreal Blake Coleman Barclay Goodrow also scored in the third of four straight games between the two teams Alex padel coverage may twenty five saves for the hurricanes after shutting up the lightning in his previous start I'm the very
Fresh "BAY" from Murph and Mac
"Smartphone or desktop. We are these sports leader from the Children, Auto body traffic deaths. We've got a problem on Highway four in the eastbound direction. Why did Franklin Canyon it's erect, blocking at least one of the lanes there, and traffic is at a standstill is your approach that scene? So use caution again. Eastbound Ford Franklin Canyon in the North Bay South bound one on one near heard and Santa Rosa was a crash on the shoulder, but some debris from the wreck May still be in the roadway in the south, a north bound 11 plenty slow going now heading into Gilroy from Maston up past East Done, and then again in San Jose, between 2 80 80. Also highway nine is shut down at Highway 35 because of Trees and wires down a brief backup, but no metering lights quite yet at the toll plaza of the westbound Bay Bridge. This report is sponsored by Sleep number Discover the sleep number 3 60 smart, bad for proof and quality. Sleep now, during the ultimate sleep number event,.
Vaccine Line Jumpers Heading Out To Hard-Hit Los Angeles Communities, Improperly Using Access Codes To Get Vaccinated Faster
"Gavin Newsom is pledging to make changes in the state's access code for scheduling Cove it vaccination appointments. The system was too that up to help vulnerable people living in areas hit hard by the pandemic. But there's word that some people are abusing it. The Los Angeles Times first reported that some wealthier people in L. A in the Bay Area had gotten ahold of the access codes and were e mailing and texting them to friends and acquaintances to schedule vaccinations. That's even though they weren't eligible for the shots due to their age. Your job. L. A County supervisor Hilda Salih says she's outraged. I am not surprised. I'm disgusted. I am disgusted and I'm not disgusted at the work that we're doing. But I'm or disgusted about the behavior of people in the public that they're not being responsible and actually allowing for those communities that are the hardest hit. To be able to stand in line and get their vaccine. Newsome says. The state will change the code system in terms of people getting the codes were gonna go away from group codes to individual codes, and we're working with the county's on that we don't like to see those abuses. Some nonprofits that received the codes say they've stopped handing them out out of concern that vaccine doses will not go to the right people.
Fresh "BAY" from Morning Edition
"Morning edition From NPR News He QB D News ahead with Brian. What that's coming up at 6 22. Joe is here with the Bay Area Traffic update update on the Bay Bridge A Windy Bay Bridge this morning. Starting to back up at the toll plaza bit before the parking lot me to re lights are still off for the moment, but at the toll Plaza totally number four. There's a report of either a stalled vehicle or a vehicle that's trying to back up out of the toll gate. For some reason, it's going in reverse. At least it's moving but wrong direction. 5 82 of five interchange of new Crash relatively minor one westbound five Idiot two of five, but it's back into traffic a little worse on two of five almost from 11th Street now And a big jam continues and high before in Franklin Canyon eastbound because of the crash past Franklin Canyon, right Lane, Joe.
Tiger Woods is recovering from major surgery after a high-speed car crash
"Was awake and responsive following surgery on his right leg and ankle after the SUV he was driving crashed Tuesday morning near Los Angeles, a statement released on the golf legends Social media account says. 15 time major champion is recovering following a procedure to repair multiple fractures. Deputies say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Fresh "BAY" from Morning Edition
"Deserve better. I'm Brian White. A few zip codes tell the tale and toll of the Corona virus this morning on KQED news. And here's what's ahead. Weather wise for you for the Bay Area. Morning cloudiness. A little bit more sunshine as we get into the day and windy again. Cooler high temperatures. Eyes from the low sixties to the upper sixties, close to 70 inland today, mostly sunny in the Sacramento Valley with winds up to 30 MPH today. This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Noel King. Good morning. The Biden administration is trying hard to get its $1.9 Trillion covert relief bill passed in the House by the end of this week..
Vincent Jackson, Former NFL Wide Receiver, Found Dead in Hotel Room
"All know Vincent Jackson former Tampa Bay Buccaneer was found dead in his apartment earlier was it it was last week. I was it last week. Yeah. Yes, it was last week and you know his family members want answers and they've actually donated his brain for a CT now they are doing this because there were things off. His I don't know mannerisms his behavior that kind of led up to this very very tragic ending for him that have people kind of scratching their heads going. This isn't normal. This isn't right. So there's got to be something here. When it comes to CTE. Yeah. So if you don't know who it's in Jackson is he was a wide receiver for the Chargers and the Buccaneers and he was thirty-eight years old took out in his way too young what really sucks about like there were just starting to get details about how he was found and everything. So apparently housekeeping came into the room. He was in a hotel in Florida and they he was slouched over on the couch. So they thought he was sleeping so they left the room and then they you know, they called in a welfare to his family called off their check cuz they hadn't heard from him for like a month. Well, I thought it was only two or three days ago. There was like a stretch where they had he was just kind of doing his own thing and they were concerned because so initially the story was at home. It was a an extended period of time and then the two were two to three days thing that you're talking about is they had talked to him and they hadn't heard from him and they were like, yeah everything seems okay clearly. It wasn't so this ESPN app states that at first they entered the room they assumed he was sleeping so they left the room and then they entered the room again later on and he hadn't moved from his spot. And so that's when they called 911 right? There are no signs of trauma injury. I mean this guy had family and kids. Oh, yeah, and that's why people know why is he staying in an extended States? Very bizarre and that's just kind of the things with CTE is that it just completely disrupts your brain patterns and just any sort of your brains deformed at that point, you know, you're you're doing things you're maybe saying things you're acting certain ways where people are like, whoa, what is going on with you, you know, and it's tremendously sad and at what point what's the solution? I mean, you know the NFL Constantly working on ways to make the game safer and taking care of their players, whether it's you know through the helmets or even like the pads or whatever go down the list of things of the technology of what their actual shooting up in to help combat that but clearly it's not working.
Bruce Springsteen Appears in a New Jersey Court on Drunken-Driving Charges
"Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen appears in federal court. The rocker was arrested back in November 4 D w Y reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. It happened at the Gateway National Recreation Area. Springsteen reportedly refused to take a preliminary breath test when the park Ranger approached. The singer, despite with a Ranger RL, Hayes said, were signs of intoxication, namely, After testing his gaze and walk in turn test. Hes also said he watched Springsteen consumers shot of patrolling tequila before getting on his motorcycle to start the engine. He smelled strongly of alcohol and had
Shailene Woodley confirms that she and Aaron Rodgers are engaged
"Its official green bay packers. Aaron rodgers is engaged to actress. Shailene woodley whom you might recognize from such works as the oc big little lies and perhaps most notably as charades player. Second from the left on hollywood game night. just make that The future mrs. aaron rodgers confessed to jimmy fallon. She knows next to nothing about football. Yes we are. We are engaged but for us. It's not new news. You know so. It's kind of funny. Everybody right now is freaking out over it and really. We've been engaged for while he's a wonderful incredible human being but i never thought i'd be engaged. Somebody threw never girls. When i grow up on to marry someone who who's rose balls a football fan. I yet to gain. And before i met him. I'd never seen one softball game before when we also like i knew he was a football guy but i didn't know like what kind of a football guy he was and i'm still constantly learning. I'm still like wow you know friends. You got to watch his youtube greatest. I was like i don't know about that. I know is like the nerd who wants to host jeopardy jeopardy. I love happens to also be very good at
Shailene Woodley Just Confirmed She's Engaged to Aaron Rodgers
"Actress Shailene Woodley announced on the Jimmy Fallon Show last night that she's engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are engaged. We are engaged, but for us is not new news, you know, so it's kind of funny. Everybody right now is freaking out over it and were like we've been engaged for a while, she says. The couple met during the pandemic, and then she joked, I never thought I'd be engaged to somebody who threw balls for a living.
Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley are engaged, she confirms
"You guys good morning shelling Woodley confirming that she is engaged to one Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Look at this nice, she said on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. For us. It's not new news, so it's kind of funny. Everybody right now it's freaking out over it. Um she said, we're like, Yeah. We've been engaged for a while. She gushed about Aaron Rodgers. She called him a wonderful, incredible human being. And she said I never thought I'd be engaged to someone who threw balls for a living. She said. I never thought as a little girl. Yeah. When I grow up, I'm gonna marry someone who throws balls. Yeah, but he's really just so so
Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley are engaged, she confirms
"Morning use Here's Brian D. Shayne Lee Woodley confirmed it on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She is engaged to Aaron Rodgers. And that's awesome. Everybody deserves to find their partner in life. She doesn't seem to know too terribly much about football, his career or the Packers. She's never been the Green Bay. She's never even been to a football game, and that's all totally fine. She's happy. He's happy. They're happy. That's all that matters. That being said, I felt the need to get out of headless one because I've seen how this goes down before every bad throw Every interception. Every loss going forward will be met by some smart guy or girl tweeting at me or sending a message on the academic or grudge talking tax line there. Read something like this quote. He's distracted by his new fiance. You might think I'm kidding, but that happens all the time. It's an absolutely preposterous thought, but one that at least some portion of the Packers fan base seems to share your within your right to voice that opinion and I'm within my right that they get absolutely insane. My loved ones are enhancing presence is in my life. But his must be detracting presences in his Come on. It's just a lazy take that you're using to avoid blaming Aaron or the team or anybody actually involved with what happens on a football
Wild beat Sharks 6-2 for third win in a row
"In front chops are shot on that. I did pull out school point was also there. What tenacity from the light goes on Monday night in February, the hockey game like Dave, Michigan on Lightning radio, Andre Palat did score that tie breaking goal in the third period, sending Tampa Bay to a four to win in Carolina. While those Panthers beat the Stars 31 the wild dump the shark 62. And the flames shot out the leaves three zip d a back to you. Excellent. Thank you, baby. When we come back is Fernando tattoos to 22 years
Shaking Up the Lower Grade Curriculum with Writing
"Let's talk about writing. Yeah because i know there's a passion of yours. How do you find passion and a love for teaching writing in the earliest grades like it just seems like that usually happens with teachers that are in the upper grades. What would you in the grade levels that you love to teach it writing. Also become a passion. The i've seen such exciting writing pieces. Come from my students. Because i don't want to sound like my head is big or anything but i just can get little kids to write. I just can the system. That kind of came up with for my students where i basically spent a month. Indoctrinating them with the process. They could say forwards backwards upside down. It doesn't matter in their sleep. There is a little chance that i taught them. And bay internalized it and it was like it's just initial and then i talked to him what to do on each level of writing process and also became like a game right right right i had a display on the wall and it was almost like okay. I did all the things i need to do. On level one like the picking ideas as like they had success checks that they had to do before they can move the level two and it became like a game. They're like. I did this and i did. This did this. And they didn't check with me they check with a friend like the idea was that i could get out of it. Let them depend on each other or themselves to produce a piece of writing and if their friends like you did this miss you can go to level two. They're running up to the law and they're moving their picture to level two and they have a new goal sheet of things they have to do on that level and i talked them so explicitly what to do on every single level that by the time they got that they don't need me. Why do you need mrs tab. I don't know what to do next. I have to pick an idea. Okay monopoly i did. I have to plan it out then. I gotta read the thing that i have to edit it out to revise it in the not publish it and then i go back and pick a new idea. Have you know and so it just i mean even the boast roebuck writers because so many kids. They hate writing they. They don't know what to do. There's anxiety there. It seems like this big beast of fame but the way to get writing anxiety to go away is to teach them how to like system get something created all. That's taken care of. So i spent all my time working on the crashed right because they had the process now so i was actually able to get in there and help them improve the quality of the crafts instead of running around being like us. You don't even know how to said it's you didn't even put a capital letter here. Oh my goodness you just look. Although eat how kids periods all the way down to the paper they just what they think essentially is all that it was gone because at top them explicitly and once they had can pretty much anything i asked him to write in. It's just the best love
‘Definitely Gross’: New Jersey Crews Working To Clean Raw Sewage Flowing Into Ventnor Streets Due To Pipe Leak
"It may be days before crews can plug a leak. That has sent raw sewage flowing into the streets of Ventnor, the Atlantic County Sewer Authority, issuing a statement saying they don't even have the parts to begin repairs. Leakage is expected to continue for up to a week. They're also urging people to avoid contact. With raw sewage water. The federal government will be recommending a series of flood control measures to a number of states, including New Jersey to help prevent a major threat to home and business owners. Fact they flooding following Superstorm Sandy in 2012 devastated homes and businesses. Coastal in lance bass in tributary swell with flood runoff and slowly seep into properties. Since late 2016, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has been trying to figure out a way to prevent future back bay flooding. In a report expected to be released later in the year, The Fed is recommending a series of Steps, including building storm surge barriers, flood walls and even elevating homes and other buildings. 2030 is the earliest date construction on these solutions could begin with approval and funding still needed by
A Ouija board mystery
"Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries. Heiner host kit chrome in my month-long search our investigation into different forms of nation. I touched on the wage board last friday. And almost as a cautionary tale and immediately received some emails. Asking me to back that up. So i put it to my team of urban legend writers to come up with some information. That was something. I can validate with police. A names and numbers and read over this podcast so here. It is in the small seaside town of dungeness bay. The bodies of seventy five year old eric ward and his seventy two year old wife. Mildred were found on the beach without a mark on either body. The clothes were soaked with seawater. The autopsy report indicated. The water was found in their lungs. The bodies were discovered by a jogger who tracks were the only ones found on the beach when the police arrived locals testified that the couple were often seen walking the beach. at twilight. The couple's adult son clayton ward. Came up from california that after three weeks of intense investigation no suspects were revealed and clayton had to get back to his job as a technology specialist for the silicon valley giant apple but his parting comment to the dungeon is bay. Police was that when he returned he'd be able to identify the murder of his parents in eighteen. Ninety one the patent was granted to elijah bond for the we g board but one of the first mentions of the review board used was in asia around eleven hundred. Ad and historical document documents from that era but the design we know today was based on the talking boards of ohio produced by kennard six months after his first visit to dungeness baked clayton more restrictions on the list of clues. He assured police that if followed would lead them to the murderer of his parents. Seven days later after following the various clues. The police brought in steve hawks. The grounds keeper employed by the wards who under intense interrogation confessed to the drowning of the couple. He claimed that eric had kept a large amount of cash in a safe that he planned on taking. He was however unable to explain how he was going to get into the safe. When asked by the police where he got the clues clayton more replied that he belonged to a small group that used the ouija board to solve crimes and that when his father was contacted his father's spirit told him steve had knocked him unconscious and then dragged him into the waves thinking they would be washed out to sea where they would drown but he was unaware that it was low. Tide and they'd be washed up on the beach with the changing tide. He further toll clayton that. If the police went to steve's house they would find the bloody tire iron news to knock him unconscious. Clayton return to california but when police attempted to contact him with further questions about the clues they found his address was nonexistent. Phone number disconnected no record of employment at the apple corporation. Then investigator that was brought in on the case discovered that eric and ward owned a ouija board and from journal they cap learn that they were often the host of the spirit calling itself. Dozo now we g board users will tell you that. Zoe is the demon spirit of the ouija board that sometimes he becomes protective of those that. Hold the open through the board that allows him to enter this world. Where the wards holding the door open for a demon spirit that manifested into the image of a protective son that never existed and when they were murdered by their grounds keeper was a door that allowed so to pass back and forth between this world and is shut. In which world is he
Science FAIL! Why it's good to do
"We've all made mistakes right. But sometimes i can make us fundamentally confront who we are and who we want to bay beck in twenty four eighteen neuroscientist. Dr been to has had a damn good reason to be excited. It was it was such a shalit's basically there was years of work at prestigious scientific journal current biology had just accepted a paper by humidity supervisors based on his phd project but not without rigorous peer review. I of course reviews as good and tough questions and lots of extra analyses. I did when finally the email arrived and said yes. The paper is accepted. it was just. It was a very happy moment. A piper in a high impact journal. That's a big deal for. Young scientist then investigates how we perceive the world visually. So as your brain stitches together sane in front of you what you see is rematch spatially. Onto a part of your cortex at wrinkly atalaya of brian. So if you think of the cortex is old crumbled up that if you would flatten it out like a sheet could see on this flat surface neighboring points on the critical surf representing neighboring points in the visual field in the scene in front of us then put people in an mariah scanner to see what happened to the map when he distracted them using different visual cues. He came up with a k. For design for study and think we scan a total of twenty seven people which was at the time by far the largest study using this type of method and the method was kind of knew. He said there was a lot to figure out. It was computational so there were some analyses that literally took weeks every weekend machine would run through that stuff when it crashed it would send me an email which is a dangerous thing to do because when you get an e mail on sunday saying oh your coaches crashed in your very tempted to go back to the office and start to fix it. That lots of careful data crunching and analysis lighter and he'd found something significant and surprising this aspect of the brain of the visual brain which part of the scene a given neuronal population of marin response to seem to be more malleable than we thought and it was surprising that it seemed to change with attention. Just through your attending a given power to seen more than an condition. There's a lot to this week but the shorter the long of it is. This was a robust finding worthy of journal. So fast four now to six years later it's june twenty twenty and bins running his lab and tame remotely in the middle of a pandemic lockdown in germany. He's home is three. Kids is a lot going on right and he gets an email. I received that email. And i have to say at i. If i'm honest i i. Wasn't that worried that something was wrong. Really wrong only been didn't understand what yet and he would have to make a career defining choice about what to do next today on science fiction. Something we can all relate to filing and why it's good to do especially in science but also wants wrapped up in a whole lot of stigma and shame again especially in science you know great successes are trumpeted and things. That are not successes. You don't want people to know about however failure is so normal to the day to day working of science we need to move towards a culture where we are actively embracing failure. We all know that air is human and assigned as you know we have to ask why and behalf to ask how and way we fe often leads to the next question we are asking and so does this theory much part of scientific process. It's very great suits of inspiration in many ways the into no signs. That's not the way it looks and sounds in science when a journal pulls or retracts a paper the stuff of nightmares for scientists. But he's angst about scientific integrity scandals scaring scientists away from talking more openly about making mistakes back to that email bend has received at the uselessly. Big university in giessen. It was from susanna stole. Who is doing pay at university college. London under the supervision of professor sam schwarzkopf. Now sam had been a post doc in the lab been had done his pitch in and susanna was building on original. Study when i first read and paper thought. The design. They've chosen was really beautiful and was impressed. Ben included a very extensive stepney mandatory material conducting analyses infect around thirty pages of supplementary data for just a two page paper. Susannah was impressed with half farah was but then she went to do her on experiments and she noticed something odd she was getting. The same results has been even with different experimental conditions. And that shouldn't be high s-. I really had no clue
Nedeljkovic earns 1st NHL shutout, Carolina beats Lightning
"The Carolina hurricanes shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second time this season blanking the bolts for nothing Saturday night Alex the delta Ventura's first NHL shutout stopping all twenty four shots from the reigning Stanley Cup champs and praised his defensive corps for their play in front of them from start to finish we were we were playing our game and and show and I think we got we got to only got a few few bounces our way a few few times they threw pucks on net from from bad angles and that kind of bounced away from the not low so it's it's always nice to get wins like that after a scoreless opening period Carolina struck twice Vince intro check continued his six game point streak tapping in the first hurricanes goal then Sebastian aho capitalized on a lightning giveaway by roofing the puck past Andrei vasilevskiy I'm Walter Garcia Cano
Energy Florida crews head north to help restore power
"Power crews from several Florida Electric companies are in the Carolinas, staged and ready to restore power to the thousands who have been affected by the dangerous winter
"bay" Discussed on Bay Curious
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Interview With Bradley Kam
"We have a returning gas brian. Cameo from unstoppable domains and brad. Thanks for joining great. Thanks for Awesome awesome. so we've had you on before for those that maybe missed it. You can go to the reimagine twenty twenty youtube channel Up reimagined twenty two brought cameron and it will populate they're interesting story good stuff there You know for free that. Take a peek out. That i'm having back again. So hopefully we can shed some new light and get some updates in and see what's going on but bradey know what i noticed from. The last discussion is With quite get your journey like into blockchain I've done countless interviews now over the last four months and it'd be It's interesting you know. Love to hear your side and you found out in the rational and how you got into blockchain shore. So i i heard about it from the wired article in two thousand and eleven the rise and fall bitcoin which a lot of people probably heard him read and i remember thinking. Oh this is cool. And that i remember tossing the magazine aside and then nothing about it again. For a couple of years i moved out to san francisco in end of two thousand twelve december. Two thousand twelve to work on marketing tech startup. Six years working on that. But when i moved to san francisco. I moved into this hacker. House called twenty mission Right in the center of the mission district is crazy place a day. After i got there they were shooting horror. Fill there Just to give you kind of an idea of like what the building looks like They didn't need to change the scenery. It was ready to go for the film So there was like a clown getting murdered or something like that right outside my right outside. My door They eventually built it up a little bit. Got a little bit nicer but it was basically. I started by a early bitcoin supporter and essentially everybody. There was some sort of Some sort of a bitcoin enthusiast. The second bitcoin exchange was launched in the basement of the building Trade ill second. Bitcoin exchange in the us. bunch of early meet ups were in the building. The talk was giving talks in or courtyard before theorem. Live was basically everybody that i met when i moved to. San francisco was crypto person. Maybe three weeks. After i got there read the white paper You know maybe rented another couple of times just that first week thought it was one of the most amazing things i've ever heard was a little skeptical about whether or not this could actually work implementation. Wise i'm not ankle so i of needed to trust might eleborate friends. Essentially that this was like real from a tech perspective. They convinced me that it was and reading about it and think about it. Ever since i was more seven years ago. So how is living about pat. I don t twenty mission. It's not there anymore. I don't think right though. There is a lot of phases so a lot of a lot of those early folks in a lotta. Those early crypto folks are have since moved on But it was it was. It was pretty wild in the back in the day. I mean they were doing doing five hundred person. Y- parties with multiple. Dj's going until six am and stuff like that A lot of meet ups. It was amazing. I met so many. Jimmy's metallic was so he's to my. Cto is what was in a hacker house. I don't think he was. I think he might have been twenty mission as well but there was another one. A nearby and metallic was pitching a theory at that time Which kind of blew. Everybody's mind when he was trying to sell tokens and obviously my cto. Now wish he would have awesome. Yeah yes i didn't actually. I didn't get to talk to patel. Bear but it i did a. I was taking this class collection. You in south bay. And i think twenty fifteen and batali gave a talk Talking about a theory. And what. I heard it. It sounded like the most convoluted confusing thing ever. Everybody was like why. What's gas wise there. Gas is that different than ease. The token like it was just so confusing hours. Like is this really. Is this really going to work. It just seems so So bazaars i i didn't i didn't immediately get it. I don't think i'm probably took me another year. After the thing was was live when i started seeing some apps and then finally once i could see apps i was like okay now i get it now. This is a decentralized platform for apps
"bay" Discussed on Bay Curious
"They reach drinking age, we have three million new consumers coming into the market and three to four million every year from this point. Here's. These are the baby boomers and for whatever reason they tended to consume wine and in a larger volume than did their parents and the baby boomer's generally liked white wine possibly because of the arrival of innovations like stainless steel tanks and refrigeration windows arrived in wine country it changed everything about the flavor of white wine for the better. What we find is when we permit grapes especially white grapes at lower temperatures, the fruity characteristics of that are inherent in the grapes are enhanced and maintained. Thanks in part to the boomers, we see a spike in the consumption of table wine starting in the mid to late nineteen sixties and the vast majority of that boom was in white wine branded bottled California wine. While the baby boomer's back in America were starting to notice the wind coming out of the North Bay the French winemaking establishment didn't really take American wines very seriously at this point. That all began to change on May. Twenty Fourth Nineteen Seventy six at the so-called judgment of Parrots. French wines head to head with wines from the Napa Valley in a blind tasting. Like imagine a long table with several judges seated behind it, each taking their turns, tasting, different wines, and taking notes, and these are French judges by the way why experts of the highest pedigree but when the scores were tallied, the most unbelievable thing happened. California. Won The top choice. In both the red and the white varieties were the California. Wise. The first place winners were a stag's leap Cabernet and a chateau. MONTELENA. Chardonnay both of those wineries are still in operation in wine country today the judgment of Paris was a feature article. It made the cover of Time magazine basically shot in the arm for the industry was validation and we had even more people coming in and wind start wineries had Andrew Plant. And plant they. Did. Today, there are more than four hundred physical wineries in Napa, county alone producing more than a thousand different wine brands. And looking forward, climate change is already affecting the North Bay. Things are getting warmer in grape growers and winemakers alike are beginning to adapt to an uncertain future. But people in the know say with absolute certainty that wine country and its spirit of innovation. Are here to stay. So I hope you're thirsty. That was reported. Christopher beale. Big thanks to Michael Variety for submitting today's question at bay. Curious Dot Org and thanks also to our friends and family whose voices heard at the top of this episode. Nick OJ Emily Schwartz Larry Jerome Jim Ratcliffe. Before you go I have.
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"To answer Michael's question about when wine country got start and how it became. . So popular, , we brought in reporter Christopher Beale Hey Christopher Hay alluvia. . So let's start with when wine grapes were first planted in the North Bay. . When was that all the way back in eighteen twenty three the Spanish created a mission in Sonoma's. . It's the first place where grapes were intentionally planted in wine country but the wine made from these grapes was Sacramento Kinda like alcoholic. . Grape juice used in church, , not what we would recognize as wine, , and then in eighteen thirty s some of the early European settlers in the NAPA sonoma valleys would have grown some basic wine grapes as well. . Now, , when does the wine country that we think of today start to take shape for the sake of the story let's start in eighteen forty California is ten years from entering the Union and this guy named Charles Krug arrives in San Francisco. . Crew was a German after the revolutions of eighteen, , forty eight in Europe the comes into San Francisco. . It was the editor of a German language newspaper in San Francisco. . That's Jim Lapsley he managed agricultural continuing education at UC Davis for more than thirty years with focus on wine-making. . Now, , after a few years in San Francisco Charles Krug gets married and ended up as a dowry getting quite a bit of land. . This is the area just North of Santa Lena where the Charles Krug winery is located considered. . It'd be the first commercial winery in Napa Valley. . The wine country story is really one about marketing and innovation, , and this Guy Charles crew gets credit for a lot of the early innovation and wine country including being the first to use a cider press, , which is kind of like a slotted barrel to press wine grapes before that grapes were generally crushed by people's feet. . When California entered the union, , it was a place where we could grow grapes because the climate was quite similar to the southern Mediterranean. . It was dry during the summer it had wet winters and differ grew very well here in California. . For, , is a species of grapevine. . It's used to make wine after the early success of pioneers like Cruyff people began to plant grapes and produce more wind and the NAPA and sonoma valleys. . But this was still considered low quality table wine and it continued to represent only a fraction of the US market mainly because it was still cheaper for east coast consumers to import wine. . From Europe by boat, , then from California by train. . But that all changed in eighteen, , seventy five, , the US government stepped in and increase the tax on imported European wines to twenty cents a gallon which leveled the financial playing field for California's wine producers, , and as a result, , the wines dig it imported from Europe can be much more expensive wines and oak wine that was everyday drinking. . That became the from California. . Now. . It wasn't a linear march from this moment today. . The wind industry suffered a few major setbacks over the years but one way or another managed to survive them. . Here's a few of the important ones I wine country was almost destroyed by bugs in the eighteen seventies. . This is a microscopic bug that eats the roots of wine grapes. . It's related to an eighth fit in it's called. . PHILOXENIA. . And when it arrived in wine country, , it destroyed the vineyards to kill the vineyards and the only way could really come up with a solution was to plant on grafted vines the bottom, , the rootstock would be a native variety and then on top graft with Vida's Benifica.
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"Tonight Democrats will wrap up their national convention with a speech from their presidential nominee Joe Biden. Next week it's the Republicans turn and President Donald Trump will take center stage. Now. There's no question that today, the Nine County Bay area is solidly blue, but it hasn't always been this way bay furious listener Marcus wants to know when and why did the bay area become overwhelmingly cerebral you chose Marcus question in our march public voting around and today we'll bring you some answers. I'm Olivia, Allen Price and this is being curious. If, you ask some of the biggest names in Bay area politics when the region became. So Liberal, you get a lot of different answers and I think it begins with the origins of the city in the gold rush. So sometime around eighteen fifty, but maybe it was more like the nineteen fifties with the beats. There's this whole subculture of pot-smoking jazz loving poetry writing painting making. People or maybe he was ten years later, if you had to look at the one seminal event that changed things, it was the passage of the civil rights. Act In nineteen, sixty four, there's truth in all that here to explain the evolution of Bay Area Liberalism is committee politics editor Scott Scheffer. It's a little hard to imagine now but one of the most conservative candidates ever picked as the Republican nominee for president was nominated right here in the super liberal fifty shades blue bear. That's right. Arizona Senator and conservative icon Barry Goldwater was nominated at the nineteen sixty four Republican convention at the Cow Palace at the southern edge of San Francisco. Remind you. That extremism. Liberty is nobody. got crushed by Lyndon B Johnson. Who Won California by a landslide still in the nineteen sixties, the nine county bay area still had plenty of Republican officeholders. But. The seeds of change had been planted by transplants to the city people like our nose and over the years what I call a cultural ideology has evolved in San Francisco from that time where people come to the city seeking opportunity and freedom. Agnes Liberal Democrat who represented San Francisco in the state assembly before getting elected mayor was one of the many people who came to San Francisco and ended up in politics. Some of the brilliant politicians we see today whether it's Nancy Pelosi whether it is comma. Harris. Willie Brown Leo McCarthy Phil Burton. All of them came to this city Phil. Burton remember that name because I'm GONNA come back to it. But I another one of those people who headed to San Francisco in search of something better. My name is Willy Rome of San Francisco at one time I was holder of public office both at the state level and at the local I was mayor Willie Brown landed in California from Texas in nineteen fifty one he enrolled at what is now San Francisco State University. Brown was steered toward politics by the end ACP which talked about the kinds of things he never heard in. Texas while they talk about things like black people becoming police officers, black people driving buses. Black people becoming deputy sheriff's black people over and becoming fireman back then. Brown. Says the political division wasn't left or right red or blue, and there was a separation of newcomers and old. We didn't call them liberals within call him conservatives but they were newcomers timers that was in the mid Fifties San. Francisco still had a pretty vibrant Republican Party in nineteen, fifty five, for example, the city elected a Republican George Christopher as the city's mayor in a landslide. But there was also a strong alternate culture developing with beat generation writers like Allen Ginsberg. Hand says USF political science professor, James, Taylor, part of that wave of migration. We're black folks from the south they were not run of the mill. Talent attempt the of the best they came to the West Coast and it liberalized be area because it diversified it today much of the city's black residents have left town pushed out by urban development and the high cost of living. But says. They left their mark in politics and in the jazz scene developed in the city's Fillmore district..
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"Everyone it's Olivia Allen price and this is bay curious. This Friday is June nineteenth, but to many people. It's much more than that. It's June. Teeth a celebration of freedom. The holiday has been around since the late eighteen hundreds, but it may take on a new residence this year given the protest for racial justice happening across the country. A few major local employers have even made June eighteenth a paid holiday for their staff. Here at bay curious, we like to keep our eyes on search engine trends and we've noticed a lot of locals are asking what is June. Teeth so I up. We've got a quick primer for you from reporter assaults on a poor. For one weekend each year, thousands of people come together at the Lauren district in south. Berkeley, you'll see drummers traditional African clothes, street vendors, selling barbecue and an exhibit, documenting local black history is all for Berkeley's annual June teen festival, which the city celebrated almost every year since nineteen eighty. It some AB- rates the black experience. That's what I always tell people, Dolores not cooper has been organizing Berkeley's June eighteenth festival for the past thirty three years June teen stands for June nineteenth, and it was the day that general granger road into Galveston Texas on June nineteen, eighteen, sixty five, and let the slaves. They are know that they were free in. This was two years after the Mansa proclamation. This was the last group of enslaved people. People to learn, they'd been freed. The celebration evolved into June teams an annual holiday commemorating their emancipation delores says it's meant to remember the nightmare of slavery while celebrating the resilience of the African American community, we have to to our own horn and let people know that what we've done is significant without our contribution. America just simply would not be America so June teeth puts black joy and culture, front and center through food, frightening dance and music. The more you know, the more familiar you are, the better you feel, and it's not just. Oh, I like that music, and all I like the culture kind of thing, but just knowing black people as individuals. That have the same needs and wants as everybody else, but this year is June. Team will look a bit different, so we are doing an online commentary with writings from riders artists about the Penn Dim make about civil unrest about the current status of black lies. delores says they're calling this virtual event. No justice, no emancipation. She says the organizers will publish daily commentaries by black artists about how they're. They're processing the current moment. One article draws comparisons between protesters and comic book characters. Another is about running while black in response to the killing of a Motte Arboretum Dolores, says the at the end of the celebration she'll compile the writing into a magazine so that people have a keepsake to remember this June teams by the civil unrest makes us hopeful about the future in America and the changes that. potentally can come.
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"Final scene in the opening. Credits the tanner family is. Having this like super charming looking. Picnic Alamo Square and there are right in front of the painted ladies this row of ornate Victorian and Dorian homes. Each house has not one but two bay windows sticking off the front now. I think for me and for a lot of people who are not from the bay area. This scene created an image in our minds of what San Francisco looked like and it was all victorians and bay windows. A question about those bay windows. One Arek Tober voting round Adrian. Michaels wants to know why they're such an iconic architectural style here. He hasn't noticed as much in other cities. Today we're answering Erin question and shedding some light on the origins of the bay window. Stay with us Support for kqed comes from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company family owned operated and argued over since nineteen eighty proud supporter of independent thought whether that's online over the air or in a bottle more at Sierra Nevada dot com all right so bay windows are not only all over San Francisco but you also find them all over Oakland and many other bay area towns but how did they end up here and why reporter. Christopher Steele ventured outside to find out through the palm trees that Lafayette Park. Danielle still lives on the other side. That's where we're heading but not up. Let's go back to a time just a few weeks ago when we all go outside and get some fresh air and Stan less than six feet from strangers. These are called painted lady. You can thank the hippies. They started at trying to affect the elders in the summer of love but at Backfire. Because the elders did it too. I'm in San Francisco taking a tour with local expert on Victorian architecture. I'm Jay Gifford and I started this walking tour about fifteen years ago. It's called the Victorian Home Wok. Jay came to the bay area completely by accident. In the late nineteen seventies. He stopped over while moving from Michigan to Los Angeles and instantly fell in love with San Francisco's culture and its European inspired architecture. So much so that he decided to stay didn't even finish the road trip in one thousand nine hundred eight. Jay and his partner bought their own Victoria and it was in the Dubose Triangle which is a very rundown neighborhood and we were one of the first people to actually start to restore and and put things back. If you take a walk through any part of the city you'll notice that bay windows are on almost every home especially victorians does your Victorian have Windows yes it. Does I want to try to get it where the idea for bay-windows came from in the first place. Where were they invented? We'll get back to Jay in a second because this is where expert number two comes in my name is Christopher verplank. I'm an independent architectural story in San Francisco. Christopher is a wealth of knowledge about the diverse architecture in the region he is in fact a bay curious listener so you know he's legit. Is there a specific culture that we can trace? San Francisco's Bay windows back to the Spanish was at the British up saying lend more specifically seventeenth eighteenth century England right smack. In the middle of the renaissance. This new type of window started popping up on certain homes especially states for wealthy individuals incorporate a feature called an oriole basically three-sided or four sided appendage to a building Cantilever out of the companies and their typically more of a decorative effect trying to picture and oversized bay window made of stone in many English Manor. Houses these orioles were set up as a sort of a chapel and in some cases even contained a platform.
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"Or up to several days. But that depends on a lot of different factors like environmental conditions. What kind of surface? It is how warm it is in the room the humidity so it's a little hard to say right now. Exactly how long will ask so? You know my instinct would just be cleaned the DOORKNOB if possible or not. Touch it with my hand. And what about the air? We have a question about Ken. The virus linger in the air. Let's say you get out of an elevator and somebody writing before you had corona virus. Yeah this is an area that sort of up for debate right now. There have been some preliminary studies that show. Ronna virus can linger in the air for a couple of hours but those studies haven't been pure reviewed yet and so I think in general folks. Just have to take as much precaution as possible and really practice those social distancing measures have been recommended by the CDC and other public health officials. So the next question is is there a way we can see what neighborhoods people with virus are located in? So we can know where to be the most careful. I think that might be the wrong way to look at it. We know not very much testing has been done. At least not a sufficient amount of testing has been done. We should be looking at it as how to follow best practices all over the bay area. So whether you're in the hate or if you're in so much like you should follow the same health practices that you would anywhere else. Even as people are trying to move around less were still moving around a lot. You know someone who woke up in The Hague who you know may have gone to. I don't know a farmer's market in Palo Alto later in the week you know quickly could could move somethin' from one place to another. I think one of their issue is you know a lot of people potentially could have it. Who aren't getting tested. Especially if you know you're a healthier person and you're not exhibiting some of the more severe symptoms. This virus can also be symptomatic so you could have it and have no symptoms so I think that we all just have to act with an abundance of caution and like I said before not necessarily just for us but for the other people in our lives who are immuno-compromised who are over the age of sixty who could have a really negative reaction to this virus if they got it. Let's talk about the people who are currently experiencing some kind of illness Maybe it's cold. Maybe it's the flu. Maybe it's corona virus. One listener wants to know. Why can't I get tested for the virus? There just aren't enough test to go around. I mean that's the short answer. Is You know we've heard a lot recently about the CDC and other struggling to get enough test to test folks who are showing symptoms of Corona virus. So that's one of the reasons I think if folks are sick they can follow some basic guidelines. Which is stay home? We'll start there stay home. Don't go to work. Try Not to go like a lot of interactions with other people and then getting contact with your primary care. Doctor Tell them what your symptoms are. Tell them where you've been. Tell them who you've been in contact with. And then they can help make that assessment for you just taking really slow and deliberate of steps at that. Point might be the best way to go forward. A lot of workplaces are sending employees home for two weeks. You know saying everyone. We're GONNA work from home for the next two weeks. What is it about two weeks that is kind of wise? It become this sort of standard amount of time. Yes so I think in part is that this virus has a fourteen day incubation period. So at the end of those two weeks folks should know whether or not they're sick and be able to take appropriate action but I think the real answer is that fourteen days is conservative. And it's sort of A. We're going to try this for fourteen days and see how it goes and then if they need to extend the amount of time that folks are kept out of work. They likely well. That's that's totally my conjecture. But nobody wants to send workers home for a month or two months and there's also a thought that the krona virus could be like the flu which tends to clear up in the spring and summer months and I think a lot of people are hoping that the corona virus will do the same thing and that by the time we hit April. May It will have dissipated. I WanNa talk a little bit also about what's happening here in the bay area like what our communities and governments doing to to help. Stop the spread of this thing. Yeah so as of the time a recording this Oakland San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. Have all band large events of more than a thousand people I mean basketball games concerts performances and other big public events will not be taking place for a certain period of time. And that's really to keep the virus from spreading between large groups of people and then we've also seen a lot of recommendations by local governments to really practice social distancing you know they're encouraging telecommuting and San Francisco recently There was a proposed package of legislation from the Board of supervisors which would help out with some of the lost money. While people are out of work it would try to put a moratorium on fictions to prevent people from becoming une housed and then San Francisco has also set up some quarantine sites for homeless residents so that they can have a location ago too. If it's found that they have contracted the novel coronavirus. Now we have a number of listeners. Who are looking at what's happening in Italy and what happened in Wuhan and wondering you know could have time come where we would be quarantined. It's hard to say it's kind of hard to imagine you know when I saw this question. I my first response was no of course not but then as I looked into it. I I saw federal official saying you know. They don't believe that that's what's going to happen. But they can't take anything off the table right now on a day by day basis. It seems like the cases are growing. But that's something that we expect it to happen. As the testing capacity grew we knew that more cases would be confirmed. This story is moving. It's fluid and we'll have to wait and see right and you know you're covering this you know so closely that right now. I'm are there any precautions that you are taking personally? So I'm participating in social distancing. I've been working from home. I have been washing my hands much longer and much more frequently. Every time I get home from being outside at all I wash my hands. I've been doing more skype calls and facetime calls with friends which is a little odd. But it's one way that helps me prevent from feeling isolated from my community and then I'm just trying to be you know mindful of of what I touch who I interact with to make sure that I'm not spreading anything around at this point. It seems like those are the best steps that we can take. So I've been taking those steps hygiene hygiene hygiene. Yeah my hands are very dry now though we do have one last question and perhaps it's a silly one but I'm thinking about everyone you know sitting at their house trying to figure out what to do. Anonymous wants to know. Does ALCOHOL CURE CORONA VIRUS. Unfortunately it does not. Wouldn't that be a fun solution? But it does not cause or cure corona virus. Alright well Michelle Wiley. Thank you so so much for taking the time to talk with us today and yeah sharing everything. No yeah thank you as you can see. There's still a lot of uncertainty about this virus and what will happen in coming weeks and months. My big takeaways from this episode were lay low. Wash your hands and remember that. Even if you're healthy or you think you're healthy. It's in the interest of overall public health for you to keep some distance from others. We're going to keep answering your questions at kqed.org and we'll share updates online as we learn new things about the krona virus followed Kikuchi on social media were at Cuny on facebook. Twitter and instagram is episodes produced by a Saul Asana Poor Katie McMoran and me Olivia Allen. Price big thanks to reporter Michelle Wiley for her expertise and to all the question asker who helped shape this show. Bay Curious is made in San Francisco at member supported cake. I'm Alan price thanks..
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"We are too. We're going to answer some of your questions today. But first a quick look back at how we got where we are in the bay area right now. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a case of novel Corona Virus in California. The number of novel Corona Virus Cases Continues To rise San Francisco officials have announced the first two cases among city residents one hundred and fifty seven. That's the number of confirmed corona virus cases in California reported by state public health officials to effectively retained. The virus. Thousands of people need to be tested every day. That is not happening in California anywhere in the country right. What these emergencies highlight is our basic failure of our system to serve the most vulnerable among us people who are older who have underlying chronic health conditions homeless populations the biggest thing that the see anybody has said is hygiene hygiene. I G Santa Clara County has announced a ban on public gatherings of more than a thousand people for the next three weeks in response to the virus. What happens if for example? I feel sick and call the public health department to ask for advice. Have you returned from Italy? Have you returned from Japan? Who Have you talked to? Who Have you been in close contact with? Is it is. It's extremely concerning. So that's why we should be trying to take this seriously. It's been pretty intense yesterday. The World Health Organization announced that couvert nineteen is officially a pandemic more than one hundred. Twenty thousand people are infected worldwide. Here in the bay area. We've got ninety nine confirmed cases at the time of this recording and so far three people in the state have died. This news is scary. And if you're like me you're trying to figure out how to protect yourself and those around you. You're trying to figure out. Where is the line between overreacting and under reacting ultimately there are a lot of known to this thing I can't promise you the depths or certainty of answers that we usually try to give you here on Bay curious but we're going to tell you everything we do know about the virus right now but how it's transmitted about what you should do about travel plans? And how governments are responding. We'll get into it right after this support for bay curious comes from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company family owned operated and argued over since nineteen eighty reminding listeners to think for themselves but drink with others. Sierra NEVADA DOT COM. We've been taking your questions about coronavirus and compiling answers at K. Q. E. D. Dot Org for a few weeks now Katie's Michelle Wiley is focused solely on answering some of those questions so we welcome Michelle now. Hey Michelle Hey. There's a lot of information that circling out there and it just feels like everything is changing so rapidly. How are you covering this? Someone who's trying to answer listener questions you know every day. It's just following those changes as fast as I can. You know there's a lot of information and it's coming from a lot of different places so in some way I feel pretty akin to our listeners. Being like what is going on I don't I'm hearing one thing from this place. One thing from this other place. I'm just trying to tackle it. You know one day one question at a time and I know for a while when people were talking about Corona Virus. They would say oh. Your risk of dying from influenza is greater than Corona virus. Everyone's overreacting about this. But it definitely feels like in the past week at least here in the Bay Area. Things have have shifted and people are really taking it more seriously. Why is this virus worse than the flu or a regular cold so I think when it comes to talking about better or worse should really think about it more as known and unknown when it comes to diseases like colds or the flu? We do know a fair amount about those diseases. We kind of know what time of year they tend to crop up. We have a vaccine for the flu but when it comes to a corona virus. We don't really know very much you know we. We're not sure if it's going to continue on into the spring and summer months we don't have a vaccine for it so there's just a lot that we don't know right now so. I want to dive into some of these audience questions. This first one comes from Alan Kay and he wants to know like what about riding on a bus with other people. You if you are still going to work. How do you get there on public transit safely for writing on public transportation? General Best Practices apply. So make sure you're washing your hands. Make sure you using hand sanitizer and try not to touch your face after you've touched public spaces you know. Many public transit agencies have upped their cleaning cycles. So Bart is now going through the entire train. After it completes each Lupin workers disinfect any area writer might touch so like the hand loops that you hold onto Any sort of bar you might hold onto near the doors really any area humane touch and then Muny officials also say their equipment is being cleaned daily. You know that can offer some comfort but really. It's only as clean as the last person who touched it. I think another thing that folks can take a little solace from is because ridership is down. Bart spokeswoman Militia Tro says there's a lot of space on there we don't have as much crowding and what that means is you're able to have that arm's distance space between you and someone else. We don't normally have that luxury. We have crowding during peak commute times but because we have experienced a drop in ridership you can make sure that your an arm's distance link from someone yeah. I can vouch that I rode into work yesterday. And it just felt like they were like half the people of normal okay so this next question comes from a listener. Amy and she writes. I'm a wedding photographer. And I go to a couple weddings all over the bay area every month to work. Should I cancel my work? Or what kind of precaution should I take? So as of Wednesday morning San Francisco officials did announce that they will issue a public order that will prohibit large events of a thousand people or more. So you know. If this person's worked isn't fall into that category it really depends on what they're comfortable with. And what their health status is. If you decide to go to work make sure you wash your hands. Frequently try to carry hand sanitizer and maintain some distance between yourself and others. It's one of the best ways you can keep herself and others safe. People have mentioned at risk populations. What makes somebody at risk? Big At risk populations are folks over sixty and anyone who's immuno-compromised so part of the concerns that folks have is that you know if you're a particularly healthy person you might not have an issue catching corona virus. But you could bring it back to folks who could get seriously. Ill even die from catching it. So you just want to be really careful not only for your own health and wellbeing but for the health and wellbeing of your whole community that you're not getting corona virus and spreading it another category that we've got a lot of questions in is travel. A lot of people have travel plans coming up. They want to know what to do with them. One person wrote in and they have plans currently to fly from OAKLAND TO ATLANTA ON MARCH. Twenty first and wants to know. Should I cancel? What are the risks of being on a plane with in the US for an extended period of time so he spoke with officials at the Oakland Airport in San Francisco airport and they say this time passengers should expect serve normal operations at the airport? Both have up to their cleanings quite significantly. I think the San Francisco airport has months of cleaner. They're like stockpiling to make sure that they have enough for the long haul. Essentially so there's more handwashing stations there. You should see more hand. Sanitizing stations there as well as increased cleaning staff so for this person. Who's traveling to Atlanta? I'd say you know it really depends on what you're comfortable with. And if you're comfortable traveling as oppose spokesman Geico says the best thing folks can do is just follow good hygiene practices. You're touching something that might have been touched by other people. Wash your hands. If you're unable to wash your hands use hand sanitizer. You can't do that. Avoid touching your eyes your nose or your mouth because that's really how. How a lot of types of colds and Flus Corona viruses are transmitted. One tip that we spoke about on the phone was you should try and bring a small container of hand sanitizer in your carry on that way. You don't have to get and go to the bathroom as frequently can kinda sanitize on the go at your own pace so I guess staying on sort of the same track of of airplanes. Another listener wants to know. Does it seem likely that airplanes are going to be treated like cruise ships? Are where if somebody on. Boorda's found to be sick. Maybe you know after the travel that all passengers could be quarantined. I think at this point. It's a little hard to say. So according to the CDC's guidelines if someone on board an aircraft is sick or thought to have the novel Corona Virus Airline staff are instructed to separate them from other passengers of possible provide them face mask and then once the plane lands the CDC will conduct an assessment and determine if folks who were on the plane with them need to be quarantined and of course that assessment will generally consist of is it really krona virus or is it some other illness that looks like chronic virus. I think at this point. It's probably unlikely that airplanes will be treated like cruise ships just in part because of the way that people are transported. How many people are transported? But it's Kinda hard to rule anything out and the next set of questions has to do with transmission so this listener asks if an infected person touches a doorknob. How long does the virus last on that? Doorknob stay suggests. Corona virus may persist on surfaces for a few hours.
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"For our love letter to the bay area. We sent producers Jessica check and Kiana Mocha down in the night of ideas at the San Francisco Public Library. What's happening today? We recorded interviews with about forty strangers. Asking them what makes them love the Bay area and what keeps them here. That's many of you reflected on moments when you were inspired by the striking natural beauty of this place. They went all the way to Nikko Kayaking at night. Pitch Black and as we start going out more and more as my eyes to the just dark the water around my Kayak starts glowing blue. The water out there is bioluminescence and you know I was just enjoying this amazing water. That was just read literally radiating blue and it made me think about all the Times that also were on inspiring three or four days. A week I swim in the Bay and it's such an incredible experience every time the first experience wasn't it was a little scary because it was cold and I was thinking too much about. Is this too cold? Am I GONNA get hypothermic? Is a Sea Lion GonNa bite me and you know and then I would hit a piece of seaweed and get freaked out and But after a few times you just feel like you're in another world in a world that's so much bigger than you. I love the ocean views. Eleven marine I love seeing the fog. I'm just GONNA say Carl. I don't really like you that much but I'm trying to love you. I always go over to Oakland to chase the sun. Coney has some of the best county parks in the whole United States and they even have senior citizen discount for parking so now that I'm retired. I just love hiking. I started walking into the Golden Gate Park and I ran into the Bison and the vice to the bay every part of the bay area offers something beautiful to see and experience. We also heard a lot of stories. About how the culture here has delighted. You take this story from one. Lopez who I moved to the bay area as a boy in nineteen eighty nine. When we first came to America we left Nicaragua for political reasons. And we got a cheap apartment in the mission and I didn't know this was going on but I woke up to all these sounds and Saturday morning and I look outside. And my dad's already looking outside. And there's all these beautiful grows half-naked so he was like happy. We made the right choice coming to America and I was still too young hundred fully understand but I saw how happy he wasn't looking good thing so so every year now we go off the city. Still like it's got a gold rush. Feel to it like there's still like you know you know technologists trying to make their fortune and You know and the bustle that comes with that and even now so the chaos that comes with all of that and there was just like a random guy is trying to talk to the United. I ignored him and then he wrote it down your beautiful and I was like oh so sweet and it's just like just random people showing appreciation just trying to be nice kind and there's actually a lot of people here that are like that. So opportunity has always been part of the story of the Bay area from native people who flourished in our climate to the thousands of immigrants both foreign and domestic who came in search of gold for so many of you. This place is still a beacon of opportunity for careers new beginnings a place to be yourself a mechanical engineer. The give me the best opportunity to develop my career. They give me the opportunity other countries probably would not have done would not have have a woman that the what I had in this country? I'm originally from France and I was bullied a lot there and I saw coming to the Berry as like in approach immunity to be like. Oh cool it's a new opportunity. Nobody would judge me and that's exactly what it was. I moved here when I was eighteen to be gay in public. The exception some people feel at home here and then there's the opportunity to be part of a diverse community. That's one of the things I was looking for when I moved here as a pilot or callers so you saw the Chinese culture the magic. I'm not no Honduran and all different cultures and just one single area. How Alto California always seem much more like home than Iowa for the Chinese food alone prayed? Just remember as a child being able to have Chinese food that tasted so different from anything you could get in the mid west. I actually was walking Lake Merritt one day on Saturday and they were having a women's March and it was like how a variety of women from all different backgrounds coming together and not just women it was also other gentlemen there will and so it was this powerful to see how passionate in deep people feel about equality Especially in current political climate. How certain groups and certain people get marginalized you WanNa to be somewhere where people are power for their passionate about that so it was a Gaza. Samis played back in the day when we were kids. She often said if I can take a pitcher out of Atlantic Ocean and that can sweeten that pitcher but I can't sweeten entire ocean all been like the lack in that community. Feel that I had the ability to impact the community. I can't do this macaroni level but I can do a small community so I in education. I really WANNA do. That was the first day when we brought our son to his elementary school and seeing the diversity and and the care of the teachers and the creativity of the teachers. That was a special moment when we asked about what specific moment made you love the bay area. A lot of the stories that we got were about moments that you felt pure joy this is cheesy but I love Dolores Park. I was just there this afternoon and it was beautiful and it was sunny and it was so warm its first side of the Munster candidate. Normally people will bring your dogs but you get all the cats and they're all just hanging out on the grass and looking very unsure about what's happening but enjoying it just like everybody else. The moment that I fell in love with the bay area was stepping into my first ecstatic. Dance the one in San Francisco is unique in that it's in an old Catholic church in the lower haight and all the pews have been doubt and it's now a skating rink which is beautiful but on Sundays. There's beautiful natural pouring in through the stained glass windows and at the front of the room as a DJ. And what I found was a room full of people expressing themselves in such beautiful ways. Staying here and loving. This place isn't always an easy choice. The Bay area has changed since last year. I came to know it. Anita Wong had to work through some tough stuff growing up here. I really just had to kind of a horrible horrible like highschool experience kind of had to deal with my best friend and she actually committed suicide when I was nineteen. I just didn't want to be here anymore. There's bad feelings about it but I you know I wanted to go to school and college somewhere else. Even my parents were here You know I'd have resisted really for a long time to come back but then now I'm thirty one so a lot older and I've moved it's different places across the country but I feel like I realized like my home and my heart is really in the bay area. I see how much the bay area has affected my family in terms of how many community members supporting my family and I felt like I couldn't take that away from them so I had to deal with the head of confront the bear again and I said. Okay you and I are GonNa work out our feelings. We're going to record to work out different problems and low and behold now I really I really love it I love being here and people are so much more you know really more me really like more genuine and so yeah well. My husband just passed away and so it's kind of bittersweet but in some way I feel he's still with me and still with my kids and so I'll always stay here because I feel close to him being here in the bay area even when you think about leaving imagining an easier life that you might lead somewhere. That's cheaper less complicated less crowded. Something brings you back. I moved to Sacramento but I do come back to the bay all the time because my friends are here. We'll come here just to like have coffee or lunch with them. Rethink about relocating. But it's nothing like Dorothy says. Police like home in San Francisco our home. I mean I never really wanted to leave. And it's it's kind of like it's my home. That's what I love about it. There were a lot of responses that we didn't have time to include in the episode today words from Bart Lovers Bridge Lovers Bicycle Lovers even traffic lovers. We're going to keep the love fest going for the next few weeks sharing more tidbits from you at the end of upcoming episodes. If you've got a story to share about why you love the Bay Area. A moment that sticks out in your mind visit bay curious dot org slash love letter. Thanks to everyone who we met at the night of ideas who was featured in our show. Today sleep shop won't hear alum. Genie Donkin Corey. Sarah Roberts Alicia Christie Simone for Lopez Temp Salvia. Meyer Lou Nicole. Someone or Lopez Lisa fattener Maurice Kyw Latisha Coal Nago Kayla Sharp Anita Wong Marva Kathleen. Valentine am I name is Luka this episode was produced by Jessica plot check with help from Kiana. Mokattam. I'm Alan. Price Bay. Curious is made in San Francisco at member supported cake..
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"Russia cargo team took me up to the projector room in the back of the theater. This is the original from nineteen thirteen as you can see. And why would it have been tim lined. Because of the nitrate fire hazard. You needed some kind of protection on the woods woods. So that if a fire did start wouldn't burn the whole place down. I think I should mention here. Photographic film is a strip of transparent plastic coated on on one side with a light sensitive. Gelatin emulsion do this with a nitro compound and you've got something so reactive it'll burn even after you submerged aged in water so these days keen roles prints not highly flammable nitrates as they're called but the projectors are from the silent film Myra and he literally cranks the films on Saturday nights here actually not too difficult to do you. Just watch the screen and you're on can put much automatically readjust on the fly while you're looking at the screen to see the image at its proper speed. He's also the guy who repairs and researches the background of footage people send here because they niles is a good home for silent films Samarasinghe. What's out there and still is turning up a family just not too long ago brought us five nitrate films that were under house in Stockton rare films that I've never seen before? And what were they up. There was one film that was shot by the miles brothers in Nineteen Tim. Twelve San Francisco Company at ten Franc Park aviation need some more footage from the San Francisco earthquake aftermath. Nineteen six some pretty amazing Steph Rachel. How long did the silent film era last almost forty years from the eighteen ninety s through the nineteen twenties? But a lot of people didn't take these films seriously back then didn't think anybody in the future would care about about a bit of fluff made for the moment or maybe they did but nitrates fires destroyed a lot of foam history. It's amazing how many many films that were made in that time period thousands and thousands of films only a fraction survive but but because there were so many made that still means that there are still a lot of them around. Fortunately were there any surprises for you doing story. You Know Olivia. I don't think I realized how many women were involved in silent film and not just involved. We talked about Charlie Chaplin. But he wasn't the only big talent of this period take for example Mabel normand with bouncy curls and expressive eyebrows. She was the first actress to be tied to the railroad tracks. She she was also at keystone when Charlie Chaplin arrived and taught him a few things before he moved onto Sa. She directed some of the movies. He was in served as his I leading lady for a stretch ran her own production company eventually just like Chaplin thanks to historians like Keane were rediscovering and treasures hidden in plain sight for close to a century. Now can I just watch some of these films on Youtube in my jammies with my own popcorn. Yes you can't but but I'll tell you I have done a lot of that for this story and a lot of the musical choices. Her awful also the quality of the prints nut so great either plus. There's something to the physical experience of watching a movie in a theater with a live piano player. And what does our question asker her Jose Nunez have to say about your story. I was really blown away by the very insightful. At it just basically gave me more for a history of my hometown. It's not only just a you know a piece of history for Free Monitor the bay area but also all of California. 'cause people think moviemaking. I was born and still lives in a so-called but this as bunches of North Korea as it is anything else so Olivia I just WanNa reemphasize. Something Keen said about us. The most successful silent film company in the Bay Area Jose's parents and it must be said a fair number of bay area. Journalists have suggested Niles was Hollywood boo for Hollywood. But that's really an overstatement. Niles was big for the bay area but it was still an outpost for Chicago Studio and Hollywood deserves. The screen credit gets well. Aren't you the Party pooper. Rachel I'm not saying don't go and feel I love for Niles and silent film. Just keep it real fixed a few weeks ago. We asked you to tell us your favorite favorite big curious episode. Here's a message. We got from Clare in Oakland. Eight favorite be curious episode was the one about how it Sound decibels of the trains. Every time I ride part I might years or like put my ear bud. We're making a playlist with all of your suggestions and it's not too late to get your favorite in the mix. Tell us your favorite voice memo and send it to Bay curious at Kqed.org Committee Dot Org be sure to say your name and the city where you live to be. Curious is made in San Francisco at K. Q.. I'm Alan Price..
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"Olivia what do you think of. When you think about silent films Let's see they're Kinda jerky black and white. I guess I think of like the classic story where there's a villain who ties a Damsel in distress to the railroad and you're waiting to see. Will the hero come to save her in time. Yes that's definitely one of his genres. There were silent horror movies to like a creepy vampire with big teeth. Enhance it really. Set The standard for all scary movies to come. I also think about Charlie Chaplin. You know that kind of sweet sad guy who got into all kinds of trouble and it turns out some of the films that catapulted him to Megastar status shot right here in the Bay Area Ellen. preis hanging out. Today with Kikuchi Silicon Valley Editor Rachael. Myrow we got a question about those early days of silent film. From Jose Zeh Munoz. Who grew up in Fremont I've always been fascinated by movies watch movies and his parents told him something? He's wondering about for years. That movies were once made in Fremont. That's the reason why I wanted to reach out to you. Guys to get more insight on the mirror to see if we tate Fremont West Hollywood. That's right to your listeners. We here at bay curious are about to embark on an audio story about silent films. Elms this should be fun stick around. So where were we silent films in Phrma. Yes I mean no shade to Fremont but we talking about the turn of the twentieth century right. I would have thought at the time if you were GonNa make a movie in the bay area. You'd probably make them in San Francisco. They were we're movies. Shot in San Francisco lots of great locations including Market Street Golden Gate Park. But I'll let David keene till the story. He's got the the best job Livia. He's the historian for the Niles. Sna Silent Film Museum Niles used to be its own town before it was incorporated into Fremont. It's like a place lost in time. The main drag looks like a movie set with about four blocks of old buildings. Maybe not dating back to the eighteen fifties when Niles was established stabbed but some time after that in one thousand nine hundred twelve. The essence of Film Company came denials. They spelled E. S. S. A. N. A. Y.. Why and it was a phonetic spelling of the two owners? Last name's George Spor. Who is the businessman and ran the Chicago Studio and Broncho Billy Anderson who was the first Western movie star Cowboy Anderson had been traveling around the United States for three years looking for the perfect perfect weather and filming location for the Westerns that he was making and came upon Niles and stayed here for the next four years? There's and made over three hundred fifty films. It was the most successful silent film company in the Bay area. Wait three hundred and fifty films in in just four years. I know it's hard to imagine now but film companies at the time churned out movies. At the rate of several a week they tended to be thin on plot plot and big on action chase scenes and slapstick comedy. The companies hired a lot of actors from the world of Vaudeville theatre people with the physical stamina and comedic chops for this kind of work. Keane says Bronco. Billy spotted a rising talent a rival movie. Production Company in Southern California L. A. -fornia a young English comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin Chaplin had been working at the Keystone Film Company for one hundred fifty dollars weekend His contract was almost up and Broncho. Billy's right hand man Jess Robbins. Signed him up. Estimate for one thousand two hundred fifty dollars a week and a ten thousand dollar signing bonus at that time ten grand would be worth something like two hundred fifty five thousand dollars today. It was inexpensive bet that paid off resonate chaplain didn't particularly like this dusty. Do One horse town. But he made five films here that cemented his standing as a movie star one of those was the tramp filmed the iconic scene of walking walking away from the camera in Niles Canyon which still looks a lot like it did back then big trees and dappled sunlight over a winding country road. Yeah that's it's a senior. He's wearing a bad suit and bowler hat and he's like kind of waddling away from US right. This was also a time when seal lab chaplain to transition. I'm from being a performer with a popular bit in someone else's film to a filmmaker himself exercising creative control every one of his essence. SONATE films survive. Because they've never been out of distribution his time it was very pivotal to his career and then they couldn't afford him anymore anymore. We'll almost he was still under contract with us. And A and went on to make a few more movies for the company but in southern California which by then and was well on its way to becoming Hollywood the center the Movie Making Universe as for the studio and Niles it kept on keeping up but then Takis became popular in the nineteen twenties quiet to record the sound and the Niles Film Studios Seventy train. Train tracks became an insurmountable problem..
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"Now reporter Amanda Font heads out in search of answers about the colors of the bay. I live in Alameda but I work in San Francisco so I get to take the ferry. Every day it's beautiful it's a great commute and also means I get a good look at the water her have to say from short ashore. It looks pretty green to me incremental. Change is hard to see when you're looking at something every day day like how your hair looks just as long today as it did yesterday even though it has grown a little you could look at an old photo of yourself to see a difference but that won't work if we're looking for subtle color changes in the bay. The only way to know for sure is through data and lots of it many parts of the very different today than they were forty three years ago. Luckily someone has been collecting. That data name. Is Jim Klaren. I'm trained as a lake biologists. But I've spent my entire career working in San Francisco Bay. Jim recently retired from the US Geological Survey but he spent more than four decades studying. How the bay is influenced by human activities? And he's seen a lot of change. I asked Jim if he could answer Justin's question just straight up is he's the bay really greener okay The color of water is pretty complicated. Subject alright all right kids buckle up for some science when I think about the color of water in California the first thing I think about US Lake Tahoe. You've probably seen those bumper for stickers that say keep Tahoe blue well what does that mean. Lake Tahoe is pretty much. Snow Melt is pretty close to pure water at doesn't have much in in it and if you held up a drop and looked at it it would pretty much be clear. It's light that influences. How we see the color of water? So water absorbs herbs red and green and orange and yellow and violet but it doesn't absorb blue. Blue Light has a much shorter wavelength so unlike the colors of light with longer wavelengths same red or orange. It doesn't snake through the water they were. They hit the molecules. The blue nightly scatter on your eye perceives more blue light and so when sunlight penetrates into lake AAC likely Tahoe. All of these other colors are absorbed by the water but was slip behind his the blue. This light scattering is also the reason. The Sky looks blue. Oh so if when you were a kid your mom or dad told you. The Sky is blue because it reflects the ocean and the ocean is blue because it reflects the sky. Yeah they probably just didn't know the answer or you were asking too many questions so in the bay when you see any other color besides blue you really seeing particles particles. Ed had other colors. There are living particles in our nonliving particles to nonliving particles are mostly play particles. Also come from soils this sediment gets into the water through erosion runoff after it rains and via the multiple rivers that flow into the bay currence. Turin up the sediment which can make the water look Brown. The living particles are microscopic algae phytoplankton the phytoplankton have the same chlorophyll that land plants. Have that make them green. It's these phytoplankton that give the water a greenish hue now. The question of has there been a long term trend of greenness in the bay. It's it sounds like a simple question but it's not as simple simple and straightforward as you would think because we have all these sources of variability. That isn't a static thing it changes seasonally day to day. A our to our and so if there's a long term trend all of that variability makes it hard to detect a a long term pattern of change. Here's where all the data Ada comes in at the USGS. Jim was also part of a project that since one thousand nine hundred sixty eight has been collecting water samples in the bay to measure changes changes over time. These sampling cruises happen about once a month. I talked with Erica. Nishad on one of them. She's a biologist who works for the. US She s this day. She was using specialized instruments to collect the measurements of several different factors including chlorophyll content so so the C. T.. He is taking vertical profiles of the water column at different stations. Every station we stopped at is getting a complete vertical profiler of how space and time the TD that stands for conductivity temperature and depth is a bundle of different sensors attached together at the end. A cable at each of the sampling locations. Erica lowers this thing. Slowly to the bottom of the bag. He added this nice camera so I can see when the CD's surface. So I WANNA start right sitting at surface and then I go to as Costa bottom as I can get without reading it into the bottom so I can see back here all the way down. It's scanning taking measurements and reporting them. Back it comes back up with a sample of deep water water so they can study the phytoplankton species later. There's also a continuous surface. Water sampler running inside the lab on the boat and and a special instrument that is taking pictures of individual fighter plankton in real time. They're collecting a ton of information. So that when you look at the larger data data set patterns start to emerge. Here's Jim again. We have measured over the last two decades a trend of increasing phytoplankton. So two things. You're going on. That would make the bay look greener over time decreased sediment input less brown increasing Fayek Langton abundance more green so yes. There is a trend of increasing greenness in the bay. There you have it. It is greener. But we're not done yet because elect Ricardo Montalban in the wrath of Khan. I want to know why why. Why are there more phytoplankton now than before now we need to talk about biological communities? Phytoplankton are small but they take up a lot of space little on the aggregate but like massive on the whole if you weigh all of the communities that live in the bay the phytoplankton the bacteria the clams the muscles that crabs the fish the phytoplankton would way most it's the living component that has the largest living biomass in the bay. There right at the base of the Food Web. A lot of them are eaten by clams mussels which are filter. feeders they pull in and blue water through a tube like structure called a siphon and in the process they filter out the nutritious phytoplankton. They used to do this at a pretty astounding rate and we calculated all. This is over the three decades ago. That if you if you know how many clams mussels are in the bay. How large they are? You can calculate how fast they're filtering water her. The clams and Mussels that live in the bay are pumping volume of water this equal to the volume of water in the bay every one or two days during the summertime. If you've ever gone swimming in the Bay and gotten watering your mouth just know that it has probably been filtered through a clam so back before nineteen ninety eight. Those clams and Mussels. Were keeping the fighter plankton population under control but then things started to shift and in nineteen ninety nine. We started seeing changes in the seasonal pattern of the phytoplankton. We saw bloom in the autumn. We'd never seen anything like that before. Our Question Asker Justin was living in New York in one thousand nine hundred nine so he didn't see this shift until it was well underway the extra phytoplankton blooms. Were a mystery to Jim in the team team until they checked in with their colleagues who studied the clams they could hardly find any in the bay but other species numbers were growing. They started seeing record high numbers of crabs in the bay flatfish in the bay looking those soul and record high numbers of shrimp. Those animals are all coastal hosted marine organisms. Who Live their adult lives in the ocean? But they're young spent the first year or two of life in the shelter of the bay and they all eat eat clams so Amanda to make sure I have this starting in nineteen ninety nine. We have more clam eaters so a fewer clams thus more fido plankton and greener water. Yeah this is called a trophic cascade. A change in one part of the food web sets off a cascading effect on the other organisms in it and the clam eater numbers are still up. Which is why the water is still that rich shade of artichoke joke? Okay but why the Senate influx of those other animals. We have learned over the last couple of decades that there are natural cycles of the climate it system that fluctuate over periods of multiple decades. There are these huge wind oscillations. That happened way out in the North Pacific Ocean around around nineteen ninety nine the direction of the winds shifted in a way that caused the ocean along our coast to churn up cold water from the deep this is called coastal upwelling in the cold. Deep water is rich nutritious so this phase of strong winds strong upwelling is a period of high biological productivity activity. Okay so the winds blow it shifts. The ocean climate feeds the flat fish crabs and shrimp. Their babies drift into the bay. Eat the clams. The fighter plankton populations grow and the water turns green. That's how it works and this all has something to do with human caused climate change. I take they get actually know. Jim made it clear that this is not something that has been caused by human actions. These are responses to global climate change. This is part of the natural oscillation of the climate system. Does that mean the water will eventually go back to looking more blue so this Greening period that we've experienced since nineteen ninety ninety eight. We might reverse that pattern if we see this next climate shift. The only way. We'll really know for sure is if we keep collecting data so we can observe long-term changes. It's really important for us to keep making measurements. Keep making observations. Because the longer we do this the more were surprised. Yeah surprises are new discovers that was reporter Amanda Fund. She took the story back to Listener Justin Heart tongue to see what he thought. I'm glad to know that It's not the climate. I'm glad to know it's not my failing eyesight or my bad memory. So mystery definitely solved and I can also tell my dad not that I am not crazy what she was when I told him about this. So thanks for asking the question. 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"Okay, so Kevin has a few questions for us. Are there more crows? Are they pushing out other birds? And is there a plan to reduce their populations? We asked K cuties, Dan Brady, who has a fascination with just about everything including the natural world to take a stab at answering them. So Dan, what did you got for us? So let's just say Kevin is not imagining things. I visited him at work. He works for theatrical, rigging company down in Redwood City. He says, it's the same thing every day, crows, lots and lots of crows. I see them in the morning. I see him in the afternoon. I see him up in trees. I see him on the ground. I see him on top of buildings in there everywhere I kind of feel like the crows taken over big time. And you know, to establish his credit we asked Kevin to do a cau- himself and he does pretty good. One. Barroga. Kevin's. Right. We're seeing a lot more crows these days spoke with Bob Lewis, who helps run the Golden Gate, autumn society's annual Christmas bird, count, just took a look at the count today, starting with two thousand and there were a hundred and sixty seven crows then in our circle, so that circle he's talking about covers Oakland and a large part of the East Bay for line in hells, and the Christmas bird count involves about three hundred people coming out, just for that one count in that East Bay area to count all the birthday can of whatever species in twenty four hours and it's the biggest count in the US is, actually, the biggest count in the world. So as Bob told us, we started with one hundred sixty seven crows in the year two thousand two thousand to two hundred fifty..
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"If you're still lost check out our web story, and we'll put a link in the show notes. Okay. Sam has some more questions about English nine. So back to Kellyanne Sam out on the water. We motor away from the Treasure Island moorings and towards hunters point where the big container ships are anchored in the middle of the bay at Anchorage nine four. They they come to San Francisco. They have to submit a request a notice of arrival, basically, the big container ships need a plan for where they're going and what they have to unload before they can. Even enter the bay already assigned a bird. So the pilots will take them all the way to their birth or sometimes they're assigned to the Anchorage. At which point they will come here to the anchors. A birth is a spot at a court to unload cargo an Anchorage is a specific spot to drop anchor out in the middle of the bay to wait. There are anchorages all over number twenty three up near Benicia is for ships to wait out the Faulk Anchorage nine here is the biggest and the only place fuelling is allowed inside the bed. The biggest ships that come into the bay are the ultra large container ships most of which head to the port of Oakland. So that's where we decide to head next. As we turn our boat towards the East Bay are question asker Sam has some more questions. I see large container ships come into the bay the come ago, but I also see some that are anchored for several days, typically shifts getting unloaded and reloaded within a couple of days sometimes even just in one day, but not always other than fuelling. Is there reason they stay anchored in the bay for an extended period? It's going to be based on their agents setting up their mooring inside the port. Sometimes Mike winner was labor dispute. The deport Oakland. That's load a lot of folks down that labor dispute back in two thousand sixteen meant it was taking longer for ships to get unloaded that was just one big example of things moving slowly. But most of the time if a boat sits around for more than a day or two it's because the company hasn't given that ship new orders yet there aren't enough people to unload or there isn't a shipment ready for pickup. There are about twenty five to thirty big ships travelling in the bay every day and each port is designed for specific types of cargo whether they unload big containers or cruise passengers glee each of the each of the docks of these different ports have specific purpose like all these inside of Oakland or container products. That's why Oakland's port has those massive. Star Wars looking cranes to unload all the containers up in Richmond. There's a fueled. That means petroleum oil products. There's an aggregate. Doc rocks. Gravel sand concrete San Francisco has a car terminal. And yes, they do drive the cars right off the ship. Venetia fuel Rodez fuel Martinez. Fuel in San Francisco ports. Twenty seven and thirty five are specifically built for cruise ships. When things don't lineup and a boat has to sit in the bay for more than a day or two the big shipping companies don't like it because it means they're losing money. Sometimes if a boat there for a really long time the coast guard has to check in on the crew and make sure they're doing okay that they have enough supplies. Most Time Warner standing there waiting. There's not a lot of money being made. Right. So yeah, sometime we gotta check on them. What salmon I really took away from our time on the bay is how many details the coast guard has to keep track of it looks like both just come in dock and turn around and go back out. But I think there's a lot of stuff going on. I never knew. Goes on post folks, never realize, and that's you know, like, I say, that's a good thing. You guys went they've done. No, nothing. That was reporter Kelly O'Mara, thanks to Sam Lord for asking. Today's question. There's a lot more that Kelly and Sam learned on their tour of the bay that we've put online including the answers to two more listener questions. What happens to the sewage on the ships? And how does the crew good off when they're anchored in the middle of the bay? Find the answers to those questions at bay curious dot org bay curious made in San Francisco at K Q E D, I'm Lydia Allen.
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"Jin's popularity can be traced back to prohibition when the manufacturing and selling of alcohol became illegal in nineteen twenty people got creative have you ever heard of bathtub gin? Well, that was literally people making Jin in their bathtub. It was cheap and easy. And there was a lot of it. So when president Roosevelt repealed prohibition thirteen years later there was plenty of generosity and just waiting to be drunk. Thirty six against prohibition is happy news while the grain raises of the United States, and many others throughout the land rose about cheers in the end of prohibition with nothing, but a MARTINI. So that's a big deal right there. Prohibition. Really kind of gave the MARTINI the leg up. I mean, it is just like this granddaddy of cocktails and this granddaddy came from here the San Francisco Bay area. Well, it probably came from here in nineteen Eighty-three. The San Francisco court of historical review, a group with no actual legal authority. They held a mock trial over the origin of the MARTINI. And they determined that their city was the cocktails. Rightful birthplace. But not to be outdone a mock court in Martinez overturned that ruling shortly after. When I press Jennifer to MIR and Gabriel on where the MARTINI was invented. No one is willing to say anything definitively. But finally, Jennifer gives it to me straight. So do you think it's important that people know where the MARTINI came from God. No, no, no one no one needs to know any of this. I mean, if you're if you're enjoying yourself at my bar. That's really all I care about..