Noise Pop | Dec 11, 2013
Listen to Noise Pop's mix of the year's best songs, featuring: Volcano Choir, Lorde, Deafheaven, Savages, James Blake, Rhye and more.
Literature | Dec 10, 2013
The ten best mind bending reads of the year. By Rick Kleffel
Music | Dec 10, 2013
The California Report's Steve Hochman provides his list for the best California albums of 2013. By Steve Hochman
Movies | Dec 09, 2013
Indelible images from a pretty good year in film. By Michael Fox
Music | Dec 09, 2013
The California Report's Andrew Gilbert picks his ten favorite California jazz CDs for 2013. By Andrew Gilbert
If you've ever spent a day on hold with a government agency, you know there has to be a better way. Now, the emerging field of 'civic tech' is trying to find it. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Roxann Stafford of Design Muse to learn more.
Some of the best new digital apps are coming from the youngest tech innovators. Middle school students Xavier Manning and Ciara Chase created apps that make their community better: from improving garbage collection to finding missing teens. Guest host Celeste Headlee talk to the students, and their guidance counselor Carletta Hurt.
CBS This Morning used Toto's "Africa" as the song to play over a montage of photos showing the Nelson Mandela memorial service. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tweeted about it, and soon even Toto's co-founder was weighing in.
The Stanley Parable is an exploration game, as well as a narrative storytelling experiment, that puts into question the tried and true rules of video games and challenges the player's notions of choice and free will.
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Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians
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