Trial of Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow Continues in San Francisco
Prosecution and defense presented conflicting portraits of Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow, a one-time felon now facing racketeering, murder, and other charges. The case also stretches deep into San Francisco and state politics. KQED reporter Alex Emslie helps us unpack the case.
First U.S.-Mexico Wind Energy Project Faces Legal Challenge
A historic wind farm in Mexico is helping California reduce its carbon footprint. Located in Baja California, this first cross-border wind energy project started sending electricity to San Diego this summer. But not everyone’s happy with the arrangement -- some are suing. KPBS Fronteras reporter Jean Guerrero has the story.
Will Bio-engineered Shark Fin Help Save Sharks?
Two years ago, California banned shark fin soup as a way to reduce over-fishing of sharks. But now, a San Francisco startup plans to grow imitation shark fins in a lab. The prospect of cooking with artificial shark fin has some chefs intrigued. But the product, called "Smart Fin," also has a few skeptics. KQED Science reporter Daniel Potter has the story.
The Many Sounds of Kelley Stoltz
Kelley Stoltz has been a mainstay in the Bay Area indie music scene for years, not only as a highly valued producer and cheerleader, but as an artist in his own right. He started releasing his own music before Y2K; since then, he's worked with seemingly hundreds of artists, from garage-rockers Thee Oh Sees to singer-songwriter Sarah Bethe Nelson. And he has just released three separate records: Two full albums, "In Triangle Time" and "The Scuzzy Inputs of Willie Weird," and one four-cut EP. The California Report's pop music critic Steve Hochman gives them a listen and has this review.
Instagram Project Documents East LA Latino Gang Life
There has not been much actual documentation of the real young women who helped power Latino gang life in L.A. But they do emerge in the images of "Veteranas & Rucas," a crowd-sourced Instagram feed that documents the era via old photos, video and music. We talk to the curator, visual artist Guadalupe Rosales, herself a native of East L.A.