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With ‘Beautiful Sin,’ Berkeley filmmaker tackles Costa Rican reproductive rights controversy

Andrea Bianchi, her husband Alberto Moreno, and their children, Camila and Alejandro, are one of the three families the documentary Beautiful Sin follows for a decade. Photo: courtesy Azul Films Gabriela Quirós, a Berkeley documentary filmmaker, spent 12 years making Beautiful Sin, which will air on KQED TV, Sunday Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. The […]

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Berkeley High’s Principal talks about attendance scam

Pasquale Scuderi spoke today on KQED. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Following last week’s revelation of student-generated attendance fraud at Berkeley High School, Principal Pasquale Scuderi and Quan Tran, a BHS senior and chief of service of the Associated Student Body there, were interviewed this morning by Michael Krasny on KQED’s Forum. Thirty-two students have been suspended from Berkeley High […]

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Berkeley filmmakers on issues of Jewish identity, Israel

Between Two Worlds, the new documentary from Berkeley filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman, tackles the ongoing divisions within the American Jewish community over Israel and Jewish identity by telling five riveting stories. The film is being shown at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and is playing in Berkeley on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at the […]

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Everything you wanted to know about Berkeley, on KQED

"People in Berkeley are very passionate about the issues": Photo: D.H. Parks On Thursday, Berkeleyside’s Frances Dinkelspiel was interviewed by Jon Brooks, Editor of KQED’s News Fix, about Berkeley — the biggest issues facing the city, its financial health and business climate, food culture and outsize influence nationwide. Dinkelspiel also spoke about Berkeleyside, and in […]