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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 (258 archives)
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."
"Tales of the City: A New Musical" has just opened at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. It's based on Armistead Maupin's much-loved 1977 novel, and the first of its many sequels. It's a story of sexual liberation gay and straight, and the clash of values between bohemian and old money San Francisco.
In the wine business, everything old is new again. A growing number of restaurants and wine bars are serving wine the way it used to be served just after Prohibition: on tap, like beer.
In the Republican primary for Senate, Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, used her money and connections to wallop former Congressman Tom Campbell and State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. Fiorina will face incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.