David Boyer | KALW

David Boyer

Managing Editor, Crosscurrents

David Boyer is the managing editor of KALW News. He is also the producer/host of the Murrow Award winning podcast THE INTERSECTION, which looks at our changing cities, one street corner at a time. Past seasons focussed on an intersection in the middle of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, an intersection in the middle of Google’s Mountain View campus and conceptual intersections at 2019’s Burning Man.

The project has received production grants from California Humanities and the San Francisco Arts Commission, and it was featured in the New York Times. The writer-turned-radio maker is also the author of two oral histories Kings and Queens (Soft Skull Press) and Bachelor Party Confidential (Simon & Schuster). He’s produced audio work for CBC, RTE, Third Coast’s Re:sound and KALW’s Crosscurrents. 

This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all.

Right now in Oakland, you have to be 18 years old to vote in a school board election. Measure QQ would give the City Council the power to allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in them. To be clear, they don’t have to allow it, but they could. 

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On Wednesday, California's Employment Development Department said that it has cleared about 250,000 of over 1.6 million unprocessed unemployment claims.

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Four Bay Area counties have failed to meet California's new COVID-19 health equity requirements. They won’t be able to reopen any further until they do.

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This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all.

Alameda County Measure X is a bond measure that would authorize the Alameda County Fire Department to take out a $90 million loan to repair and replace some of its outdated fire stations. 

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Sep 24, 2020

First Private schools in San Francisco Reopen for In-person Learning / Berkeley Is Trying To Become The Nation’s First City To Ban Junk Food From Supermarket Checkout Aisles / Wildfires Taint West Coast Vineyards With Taste Of Smoke

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Berkeley is trying to become the nation’s first city to ban junk food from supermarket checkout aisles.

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One of the principles guiding Burning Man is "Radical Inclusion." Basically, all are welcome. But, the temporary city that Burners build in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert has never been racially diverse. Just 1% of attendees self-identify as Black.

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Aug 10, 2020

University of California Mandates Flu Vaccinations / Oakland Unified Still Debating Remote Learning / California Top Public Health Official Sonia Angell Resigns / East Bay Speeds Up With Tempo / San Franciso Public Library Resumes Curbside Pick Up

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene, as seen through the eyes and ears of local artists. During shelter-in-place, instead of recommending in-person events, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home. This week, David Boyer speaks with arts manager Meredith Winner from Building 180. Meredith is also co-founder of Paint The Void, a COVID-inspired non-profit project that pairs Bay Area artists with local business owners to transform boarded up store windows into colorful murals. 

It's been 100 days since shelter-in-place began and people across the Bay Area are taking stock of how their lives have been transformed. Locals are trying to keep the spotlight on old injustices, while also dealing with our strange new corona-reality. 

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This week the Bay Area entered its fourth month of shelter-in-place. And it's a confusing time: infection rates are climbing in some counties, just as local resturants are welcoming back diners.

For the past 11 weeks, we’ve been checking in regularly with a mix of people to hear how they’re dealing with these extraordinary times.  This week, many have started leaving their homes to protest another pandemic. 

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Jun 1, 2020

Protests End In Arrests As Interfaith Leaders Push For Peaceful Demonstration / Governor Newsom Responds To Protests / CA's Top Education Official Calls For Action On Racism In Schools

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May 29, 2020

For the past 10 weeks, we’ve been checking in regularly with a mix of people to hear how they’re dealing with these extraordinary times. In this episode, we hear from a family questioning their memorial day trip down the coast, a potter who gets a positive test, and a mother afraid to send her kid back to school. It's Day By Day: KALW's Quarantine Diaries.

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While we are sheltered in place, Manny's in San Francisco is presenting a series of virtual conversations with leaders and thinkers who are trying to make sense of this moment and how we will recover. 

For the past nine weeks, we’ve been checking in with people from around the Bay to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. In this episode, we hear from a senior who sings, a teacher on his last day of class, and a bookseller happy to see regulars again.  It’s Day By Day: KALW’s Quarantine Diaries.

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While we are sheltered in place, Manny's in San Francisco is presenting a series of virtual conversations with leaders and thinkers who are trying to make sense of this moment and how we will recover. 

For the past eight weeks, we’ve been checking in with people from around the Bay to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. In this episode, we hear from an 88-year-old poet, an unemployed potter, and a frustrated restaurant owner.

While local and state leaders are preparing for the next phase, we’re all still grappling with the way the pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives. For the past seven weeks, we’ve been checking in with people from around the Bay to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. In this episode, we hear about new loves, dashed dreams, and the competitive spirit of an 8-year-old Uno champ. 

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While we are sheltered in place, Manny's in San Francisco is presenting a series of virtual conversations with leaders and thinkers who are trying to make sense of this moment and how we will recover. 

While local and state leaders are preparing for the next phase, we’re all still grappling with the way the pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives. For the past seven weeks, we’ve been checking in daily with folks from around the Bay to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. Today, we’ll hear about new loves, dashed dreams, and the competitive spirit of an 8-year-old Uno champ. It's the Quarantine Diaries.

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While we are sheltered in place, Manny's in San Francisco is presenting a series of virtual conversations with leaders and thinkers who are trying to make sense of this moment and how we will recover. 

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While we are sheltered in place, Manny's in San Francisco is presenting a series of virtual conversations with leaders and thinkers who are trying to make sense of this moment and how we will recover. 

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Most Bay Area residents are passing their sixth week of shelter-in-place. We’ll hear from a diverse group of locals, including a real estate broker, a new mom, and a funeral director. It’s Day By Day: Quarantine Diaries.

It’s been 38 days since the shelter-in-place order went into effect in the region. Since then, we've been checking in regularly with a mix of people from all around the Bay, including a teacher, a restaurant owner, an artist, a grocery store worker, a nurse, and a ten-year-old. 

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While we are sheltered in place, Manny's in San Francisco is presenting a series of virtual conversations with local leaders and thinkers who are trying to make sense of this moment and how we will recover. 

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Bay Area shelters and dog rescues are currently closed to the public. So, what’s happening with all the unhoused dogs? Turns out, shelters are getting creative. 

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While we are sheltered in place, Manny's in San Francisco is presenting a series of virtual conversations with local leaders and thinkers who are trying to make sense of this moment and how we will recover. 

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It’s been 24 days since the shelter-in-place order went into effect in the region. Since then we've been checking in regularly with a mix of people from all around the Bay, including a teacher, a restaurant owner, an artist, a grocery store worker, a nurse, and a 10 year-old.

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While we are all sheltered in place, Manny's in San Francisco is presenting a jam-packed series of virtual conversations with folks who are on the frontlines of the crisis and those who will lead the Bay's recovery.

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