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David Exumé

Audio Academy Fellow

David Exumé (he/him/his) is a 2020-2021 Audio Academy Fellow.  His reporting interests include music history, immigration, community organizing, and urban planning.  He's previously worked at KCRW in Santa Monica and WPRB in Princeton.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a minor in Creative Writing.  In his downtime, he writes short stories and sometimes produces mash-ups.

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The Humanist Hall in Oakland has been hosting indoor, in-person events since July, despite COVID-related restrictions. These include weddings, birthday parties, and wakes. Many have exceeded 100 people. 

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

Oakland Measure RR asks voters to remove a $1,000 limit on fines received for violating ordinances. This includes rules against misdemeanors like illegal dumping, vandalism, and excessive noise.


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