2015 United Nations Association Film Festival Reviews

Posted October 22, 2015 by

Dena Seidel’s documentary “Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South” certainly conforms to this year’s United Nations Association Film Festival theme of “Running Out Of Time.”  The film follows a group of 22 American scientists at Antarctica’s Palmer Base who are studying
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VHA Researches the Brain at War

Posted October 22, 2015 by Suzanne Gordon

One of the many things people don’t know about the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) – the nation’s largest, and indeed only, publically funded, integrated healthcare system – is the scope and importance of its research. While most members of the
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Keep McDonald’s “Nutrition” Film Out of Schools

Posted October 22, 2015 by Bettina Elias Siegel

Last week on The Lunch Tray, I broke an exclusive story regarding a new documentary film McDonald’s hopes to screen in middle and high schools under the guise of “nutrition education.”  Two days later, as growing national press coverage brought
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted October 22, 2015 by

Dana Woldow’s Oct 19 article “SCHOOL LUNCH FOES FAVOR ANECDOTES OVER EVIDENCE” is factually incorrect regarding Saint Paul Public Schools’ (SPPS) menus and the whole grain waiver the district utilizes to serve culturally relevant dishes to students. SPPS applied for
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Detective Lew Archer Visits the 1951 Tenderloin

Posted October 21, 2015 by

San Francisco’s Tenderloin has long been the quintessential noir neighborhood. Dashiell Hammett launched his writing career and helped invent the noir genre in the 1920’s while living at 620 Eddy Street at Larkin. Ross Macdonald is another legendary noir writer
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Rising Tensions as SF Election Nears

Posted October 20, 2015 by

San Francisco’s November 3 election is two weeks away and tensions are already boiling over. This is most evident in the two most high profile races: the District 3 contest between Julie Christensen and Aaron Peskin and Prop F, which
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Latinos Missing From Sunday Morning News Shows

Posted October 20, 2015 by Angelo Falcón

I was talking the other day to an old friend, journalism professor Miguel Perez (and NAHJ Hall of Famer), about media coverage of Latino issues. He pointed out, and I agreed, that the English-language television news talk shows, especially those
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Near Silence on Education at First Democratic Debate

Posted October 20, 2015 by Steven Singer

None. Null. Nada. That’s how many questions CNN anchors asked presidential hopefuls about America’s public schools at the first Democratic Debate. Imagine if Anderson Cooper and company had been silent on Climate Change. The candidates would have brought it up
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