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"Gotcha" Journalism or Responsible Journalism?

Oct. 3, 2008
By Off Mic

Responsible journalism is in the eye of the beholder. On the national stage, Read more →

Longing for Relief

Oct. 2, 2008
By Brad Martin

It's getting to be that time of year when all the sunny days run together, creating a blur of unidentifiable days and weeks, rolled into forgotten months. I am always on the verge of buying air conditioning this time of year, and yet I know cloudy, cooler, rainier days are on the way. They're just out of reach. Read more →

Covering the Navy

Sept. 4, 2008
By Off Mic

Last week the KPBS radio newsroom received two phone calls from the Navy and an email, informing us of the decommissioning of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk. They wanted us to cover the story. & Read more →

The Vegetarian Life

July 30, 2008
By Off Mic

Her story was the impetus for our series " Read more →

The Vegetarian Life

July 29, 2008
By Natalie Walsh

Our These Days production assistant is a life-long vegetarian. Some people may not think that's very interesting, but having been born and raised in the Midwest, where a meal without meat was not considered a meal, I was fascinated that she has never had meat of any kind. No burger or bacon ever crossed her lips. No seafood or fowl ever entered her digestive tract. For her, this was a normal way of life - a vegetarian way of life. Read more →

The 8 X 8 Glasses of Water Myth

July 29, 2008
By Off Mic

Our guest was the engaging, energetic Dr. Read more →

What is the Omnivore's Dilemma?

July 29, 2008
By Off Mic

Factory-style farming and U.S. agricultural policy has democratized meat and made it available on a daily basis to all people, rich and poor. But eating too much & animal protein can contribute to & obesity, and it can cause high cholesterol and heart disease. In fact some studies show consumption of meat, in large quantities, & boosts the incidence of colon cancer. & The problem with trying to do without, especially if you adopt a strictly vegan diet (no milk or cheese & either), is it becomes hard to get & certain needed vitamins like & B-12 and & iron. Read more →

How Much is Too Much of a Good Thing?

July 24, 2008
By Off Mic

I recently produced a segment for Read more →