In December 2015, Mario Woods died after he was shot 21 times by San Francisco Police officers. He was 26. San Francisco-based journalist Jaeah Lee first heard about his death when she saw a video posted to social media.
The Family Reunions Project goes beyond seeing photos on Facebook or calling relatives over Skype. But the project's creators were not prepared for how people would react when they put on goggles and "visited" home.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the phrase "world music." This year, we're touching base with artists who were attracted to global sounds or who became champions of those sounds to reflect on what this thing, world music, is. Today, we're talking to Mickey Hart, drummer for the Grateful Dead.
Throngs of protesters turned out at airports over the weekend to criticize President Donald Trump's Friday executive order suspending entry of all refugees to the US and blocking entry for citizens of seven specific countries.
On any given night in San Francisco, officials estimate there are at least 6,700 people living on the streets. The city is trying to turn it around — as are other California cities struggling with the problem of homelessness.
San Francisco's Asian American Orchestra is celebrating the 83rd birthday of John Coltrane with a concert tonight. They're playing Coltraneï¿½ but with a twist. They're highlighting the Indian and West African influences in the jazz master's work.
A new PBS documentary profiles four kids who are attending dual immersion public schools in San Francisco. The filmmakers are husband and wife team Ken Schneider and Marcia Jarmel. Patrick Cox has part four of our ï¿½Learning in Two Languages' series.
For our Global Hit Monday, we're playing a fusion of sorts, a mix of the pounding, hip-swaying drums of Afro-Cuban jazz and lilting New York Jewish tunes. Lonny Shavelson went to a concert in San Francisco featuring that musical mashup.
Native American tribes visited the State Department today to discuss a proposed oil pipeline. Environmentalists oppose the pipeline because it would carry 'dirty' oil from Alberta's tar sands. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, Parvez Sharma began paying close attention to the national discussion around religion. And the gay Muslim filmmaker said he felt the need to come out of the closet ? as a practicing Muslim. Sharma has made a new documentary about the lives of other gay and lesbian Muslims.
Just weeks ago, Palin Syrah was a modestly popular organic Chilean wine. Then came the announcement that a very popular Alaska Governor named Sarah Palin was John McCain's pick for running mate. And Palin Syrah was suddenly not-so-popular.
In December, Apple stunned its followers when it announced that Apple CEO Steve Jobs would not giving his traditional keynote speech. Not only that, Apple announced that after 2009, they will no longer be part of the expo.
California is hurting's budget deficit is larger than total expenditures in most states. New York Times reporter Jesse McKinley joins Katherine and Adaora from San Francisco with a look at how California might fare under the stimulus bill.