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Robin Young, Jeremy Hobson

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2:34 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

DJ Sessions: What Outer Space Might Sound Like

Italian DJ and producer Daniele Baldelli is known for his "cosmic disco" style. (Facebook)

Originally published on Wed June 3, 2015 2:01 pm

For this week’s DJ Session we sit down with KCRW‘s Mario Cotto, who shares a number of picks that sound very spacey, including a song by DJ Daniele Baldelli, who is known for his contributions to the “Afro Cosmic” music genre.

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2:34 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Forming A Community Of Conservation In San Diego

Transition Streets San Diego members Gawain Thompson, and Leslie and Jamie Edmonds stand in front of the Edmonds' home in El Cerrito, California. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Building on a model from a U.K. organization, a group of people in San Diego has come together to help each other build a more conservation-minded, sustainable lifestyle.

It’s a response to the drought, of course, but Transition Streets San Diego is also focused on energy, transportation, food and waste.

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NPR Story
4:01 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

In 1915, San Diego Hired A Rainmaker And Floods Ensued

In California, rainmaker Charley Hatfield caused a flood in oldtown. (Courtesy of San Diego Public Library)

Originally published on Wed June 3, 2015 8:12 am

In the midst of California’s historic drought, the San Diego Library opened an exhibit that reminds us of the measures communities used to take to get the rain they needed.

In late 1915, San Diego hired a “moisture accelerator” named Charles Hatfield during a drought. He was said to have delivered on his promise to deliver enough rain to fill the empty reservoirs, but there was too much rain, causing a deadly flood.

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3:31 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Transgender Bathroom Access At Work: New Federal Guidelines

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new guidelines for businesses, saying transgender employees should have access to the restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, which may be different from their gender by birth.

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3:31 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

The Challenges Of Unincorporated Cities

Both St. Louis and Baltimore are independent cities – they’re not incorporated into counties like most cities are. Those cities have struggled with some major problems in the past year.

Joseph Heathcott, professor of urban studies at The New School in New York City, joined Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to look at whether the fact that they’re independent cities is related to the problems.

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