Imran Ali Malik | KALW

Imran Ali Malik

Imran Ali Malik is a fellow in KALW's Audio Academy class of 2020. His reporting interests revolve around the housing crisis in the Bay Area, looking for big picture trends and forgotten histories.

Imran is also the host and creator of American Submitter, a podcast that thoughtfully examines what it means to be a muslim in America. He lives in Oakland with his wife and children.

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The first Monday of the shelter-in-place ordinance came with overcast skies over the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. This one comes from New York staff writer Jelani Cobb. He asks, “How did there get to be an entirely separate city inside of Oakland?”

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The carpet in Maria Montes de Oca’s apartment is matted and discolored. She shows me how the base of the cabinet under her sink has collapsed from water damage.

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Twitter will begin to label and in some cases remove doctored or manipulated photos, audio and videos that are designed to mislead people. 


Proposition E looks to address San Francisco’s twin crises — homelessness and ultra-high housing costs. If it passes, more of the city opens up to affordable housing development.