9:00pm

Mon January 28, 2013
SFJAZZ Center Opening Night Concert

SFJAZZ Center Opening Night Concert

SFJAZZ Center

Airs Monday, January 28 at 9 p.m. Thirty years after presenting its first concerts in San Francisco, the organization SFJAZZ has built a permanent home and performance venue. For its opening gala, grand masters  will rub shoulders with modern stars and the SFJAZZ Collective. This historic opening night concert of the San Francisco Jazz Center will feature an all-stars McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Joshua Redman, Bobby Hutcherson, Esperanza Spalding, Mary Stallings, John Handy, Pete Escovedo, Regina Carter, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, John Santos, and Miguel Zenon.  Bill Cosby is the on stage host. WWOZ's Sondra Bibb and WBGO's Josh Jackson are the broadcast hosts. 

5:45pm

Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Senate Approves $50.5 Billion Superstorm Sandy Aid Bill

After a delay in the House that lead to bipartisan outrage, a bill that lays out $50.5 billion in aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy is headed to President Obama's desk for his signature.

With a vote of 62-36, the Senate passed the bill Monday evening.

The AP adds:

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5:24pm

Mon January 28, 2013
It's All Politics

On Climate Change, Americans May Trust Politics Above Preachers

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:27 pm

Pope Benedict XVI leads prayers on Nov. 27, 2011, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The leader of the world's Roman Catholic Church called for a "responsible, credible and united response" to the problem of climate change. But in the U.S. at least, studies show the view even of religious Americans on climate change is much more likely to be shaped by their politics than their faith.
Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images

When President Obama during his inauguration speech made a case for tackling human-driven climate change, it felt like deja vu for many in the environmental community — including members of religious groups who have long looked to him for action.

After all, Obama made a similar pledge during his first inauguration address in 2009, and left-leaning and progressive faith-based organizations were among activist groups that pushed for quick congressional action on major climate legislation.

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5:00pm

Mon January 28, 2013
It's All Politics

In New Immigration Plan, A Fraught Phrase Is Mostly Sidelined

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 5:27 pm

Crowd members seek help applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles last August.
Jonathan Alcorn Reuters/Landov

Here's one thing that was hard to find in the "Gang of Eight's" Senate proposal to overhaul the country's immigration system: the term "illegal immigrant."

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4:43pm

Mon January 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Watchdog Says Treasury OK'd Excessive Executive Pay At Bailed-Out Firms

A man walks by an American International Group (AIG) building in 2009.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

The special watchdog overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program says the United States Treasury failed to rein in executive pay at companies that received a government bailout.

The AP reports, for example, that the Treasury approved all 18 requests for raises it received from executives at AIG, General Motors and Ally Financial.

The AP adds:

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4:16pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Around the Nation

Unbridled Kentuckians Decide It's Time For A Kick-Ass New Slogan

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 5:23 pm

Whit Hiler (left) and Griffin VanMeter are spearheading the campaign to change Kentucky's slogan from Unbridled Spirit to Kentucky Kicks Ass.
KentuckyForKentucky

4:09pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Around the Nation

New Gold Rush Has Little Luster For Some In The Golden State

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 5:23 pm

Miner Steve Ator cleans a drill bit inside the Lincoln Project Mine, in Sutter Creek, Calif.
Lauren Sommer KQED

Gold mines are reopening in California, some dating all the way back to the Gold Rush. Soaring gold prices are drawing mining companies back into the Sierra Nevada foothills. But some communities fear the effect on local environments.

Dan Boitano, a fifth-generation miner, has been working as a tour guide in the Golden State's historic gold country. His family has been around since the Gold Rush.

Up until a few years ago, he was still guiding tours for visitors.

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4:09pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Environment

The Silver Lining In Drought: 5 Upsides To Rain-Free Weather

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 5:23 pm

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Drought is mostly seen as a bad thing — and for good reason. It dries up crops, destroys landscaping and stops ships from moving. But even the lack of rain clouds has a bright side.

Good For Grapes

Last summer it seemed like all Midwestern farmers were upset over the lack of rain. But not all of them were; those growing grapes were embracing the drought.

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3:39pm

Mon January 28, 2013
It's All Politics

Bipartisan Senate Group Kick-Starts Immigration Battle

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 4:41 pm

Five of the eight senators who proposed a bipartisan plan for an immigration overhaul attend a Capitol Hill news conference Monday. From left are John McCain of Arizona, Chuck Schumer of New York, Marco Rubio of Florida, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Dick Durbin of Illinois.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

A bipartisan Senate plan unveiled Monday to overhaul the U.S. immigration system frames a pitched debate expected in Congress around the areas of border enforcement, a path to citizenship for those already in the country and the future flow of new arrivals.

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3:26pm

Mon January 28, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Hey Marseilles

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 12:33 pm

Hey Marseilles.
Martin Watson Courtesy of the artist

The Seattle septet Hey Marseilles integrates symphonic cello, drumbourine, accordion and viola into a standard lineup of guitar, bass and drums for a warm, distinctive sound.

Nick Ward and Matt Bishop formed Hey Marseilles while students at the University of Washington, and independently released their first album, To Travels & Trunks, at the end of 2008. The band has since given the album a nationwide reissue and performed at festivals like SXSW and Bumbershoot.

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