Protecting the Land – Q&A with Eric Buescher

By: Paolo Skyrus If you haven’t heard of Martins Beach south of Half Moon Bay, you’re missing out. This lovely white sanded location has been the location of numerous fond memories of the surrounding community. However, it has also been part of a problematic property dispute that has lasted for years. Ever since venture capitalist …

Q&A with Larry Hassett

By: Nick Dal Porto If you live in the Bay Area, chances are you’ve visited a park or some kind of open space in your lifetime. However, there’s a whole lot going on behind the scenes to manage those open swaths of land and keep them free for public use. Larry Hassett is a local …

Voting Rights – Q&A With Nervana L. Nurse

By: Jacob Fisher Voting rights is a huge issue facing our country. In 2016, only 60% of eligible voters were able to vote, not because they didn’t try, but because discriminating practices prevented them from doing so.  The National Voter Corps is a volunteer organization dedicated to making sure everyone can vote. I interviewed Nervana …

Finding a Healthy Plan – Q&A with Ruth Linden

By: Evan Tung I had the opportunity to interview Ruth Linden, president of Tree Life Health Advocates. With a sociology Ph.D., she has been a professor at many well known colleges including Stanford, Tufts University, and UCSF. She has received the Helen Hooven Santmyer Prize in Women’s Studies for her book Against Sadomasochism: A Radical …

Gunning for Guns – Q&A with Donald E. J. Kilmer, Jr.

This story is part of a Q&A series where students took an issue of national importance that they’re researching in their government class, and conducted an in-person interview with somebody actively involved with fighting for or against that issue. By: Nicholas Garland I interviewed Donald Kilmer, a lawyer who specializes in firearms law and the …

Q&A With Gail Raabe

By: Natalie Cheyette With constant hurricanes and wildfires, it’s no secret that global warming is catching up with us, and fast. But so far, we in the Bay Area haven’t been affected too much, aside from smoke from the Napa fires. How will climate change affect us in the future? I sat down with Gail …

Q&A with Ken White the Animal Saver

By: Arthur Yu Executive Director/President of the Peninsula Humane Society, Ken White, has almost 40 years of working with and for animals under his belt. After getting a masters degree from San Francisco State University,  he began working with animals through the San Francisco SPCA to develop a curriculum for school children about animals and …