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Audio Interview: Board Game Teaches California’s Cap-and-Trade Climate Program

Public Press reporter Chorel Centers sat down with editor Michael Stoll and illustrator Anna Vignet to discuss the creation of a board game that allows teaches players how California’s year-old cap-and-trade greenhouse gas pollution control program works. It’s part of a trend of “gamification” of the news, using interactive formats to engage audiences and teach complex policy issues.  Read more
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City Construction Course Offers Job Placements, but Excludes Many Who Could Use a Hand Up

Rigorous screening limits candidates, who are groomed for union apprenticeships The good news: San Francisco offers a free 18-week training course through City College that takes low-skill, out-of-work city residents and sets them on the path to construction trade careers. The not-so-good news: While the instructors try hard to be inclusive, some city residents who need the program do not satisfy the minimum qualifications, including a high school equivalency degree.  Read more