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Cyrus Musiker graduated from Hampshire College, then worked in the wine business in New York City and Napa Valley for almost a decade before he succumbed to his true calling as a radio news hound. Cyrus received a master's degree from the School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, then juggled stay-at-home Dad duties while working at a series of jobs: reporter and editor for KPFA in Berkeley and NPR's Crossroads. He was also a frequent contributor to NPR's Latin File, Living on Earth, Marketplace, and for "the smiling man," Charles Osgood.
Cy's work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism.
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Stories (261 archives)
If you've been to see live theatre, you're familiar with the announcement asking that cell phones and other devices be turned off before the curtain rises. But attitudes appear to be changing. More and more stage companies and symphony orchestras are asking audience members to keep their smart phones on and live-tweet during the show.
A state Senate committee has rejected a bill that would have prohibited the University of California and California State University from giving raises during bad budget years. The decision came a day after CSU trustees voted to freeze student enrollment next spring -- while allowing a 10 percent pay increase for two campus presidents.
Next year marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Bay Bridge. And Bridge officials have commissioned a sculpture -- in light -- to mark the occasion.
Now that federal safety inspectors have wrapped up their investigation of the San Bruno gas pipeline disaster, Congresswoman Jackie Speier says it's time to close a federal loophole that left the pipeline uninspected.
When San Francisco Supervisor Dan White assassinated Mayor George Moscone and fellow Supervisor Harvey Milk, it changed the politics of the city and the state. But it also marked the friends and families of the victims, including Mayor Moscone's then 14-year-old son, Jonathan. His experience is the subject of the new play, "Ghost Light."