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Damu Dailey

East Oakland: Sideshow memories

The sideshow is a car culture movement, born in Oakland, where people build up and engineer their cars and sound systems, then go out to display their work in the streets and parking lots. This sometimes includes a car performance aspect, showing off tricks like doing donuts, or dipping.

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Portraits courtesy Brower Youth Awards

Youth leaders are building a more inclusive environmental movement

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with three honorees of this year’s Brower Youth Awards , which recognizes young leaders in the environmental movement.

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John Carlos on his iconic act of civil disobedience

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant scenes in sports and civil rights history. On October 16, 1968, U.S. Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos ran the 200 meter sprint fast enough to medal at the Summer Games in Mexico City. When the San Jose State alumni stepped up on the podium to hear the national anthem, they bowed their heads and raised their fists in the air.

East Oakland: Sideshow memories

3 hours ago
Damu Dailey

The sideshow is a car culture movement, born in Oakland, where people build up and engineer their cars and sound systems, then go out to display their work in the streets and parking lots. This sometimes includes a car performance aspect, showing off tricks like doing donuts, or dipping.

Oakland businessman Saied Karamooz was a senior executive in the tech industry and worked with Fortune 100 companies. These days he’s running a skin care company with his wife and running for mayor.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and Beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Bay Area native and editor of Street Spirit Alastair Boone tells us why she picked this song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 

Almanac - Tuesday 10/16/18

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Today is Tuesday, the 16th of October of 2018. It is the 289th day of the year.

There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. 66 days until winter begins

21 days until the election on Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

Portraits courtesy Brower Youth Awards


  On this edition of Your Call, we speak with three honorees of this year’s Brower Youth Awards, which recognizes young leaders in the environmental movement.

 

Angela Johnston

 

This November, voters in a handful of cities around the Bay Area will be voting on cannabis taxes.

Courtesy of Ken Houston

Ken Houston was born and raised in Oakland. He still calls the city home. Houston is a project manager in construction and longtime community advocate. He’s running for mayor, but doesn’t call himself a mayoral candidate.

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Part of Litquake's closing night celebration, Lit Crawl.

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Our wonderful food donors

Thank you to all the local businesses who provided food and drink during KALW's May membership campaign. Take a moment to see who they are, and if you have the opportunity, please thank them for supporting Local Public Radio!

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