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    Nick Ares
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    If you’ve ever been on the rivers of the Sierra foothills, you may have noticed some folks with shovels and buckets. Turns out, they are looking for gold in what was once Gold Country. We meet a few of them as part of our @WORK series.
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    Photo by Katherine Simpson
    For Ariana Marbley, the floral designer behind Esscents of Flowers, the pandemic has been a season of growth. She made flower arranging her full time job in June 2019. She’s found new ways to bring connection to customers through flowers.
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    Azul Dahlstrom-Eckman
    Rancho Grande refurbishes old, broken appliances and resells them at affordable prices. It’s a business that clashes with the part of San Francisco that adores the new and shiny, but their 25 years in business lets us know that newer isn’t always better.
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    Isabel Angell
    In this episode of What Works, we're going to Richmond to hear about a garden project that brings nourishment to a community that lives in a food desert and we'll visit a bike program that helps kids get their own wheels.
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    Collage by Porfirio Rangel; photo of Rivera courtesy of Giselle Flores; photo of Vecchio courtesy of Luciano Vecchio
    We know it's important, especially for children and young adults, to see images like ourselves in the media. Comics and graphic novels are increasingly popular – it’s a billion-dollar-a-year-plus business – and LGBTQ characters are popping up more often in their pages.
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    Annie Sprinkle
    “We are here for the tough conversations,” says Melorra Green, speaking for herself and her twin, Melonie Green. On this week’s Out in the Bay, the sisters talk about their visions for a more inclusive Castro neighborhood, about art, “Black Joy,” San Francisco Pride 2021 and their coming-out experience.