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Julia Llinas Goodman


Julia Llinas Goodman is a freelance writer and journalist based in Berkeley. Their reporting interests include the uses and policing of public space, underground communities and solidarity economies, and other topics related to human movement, urban space, and civil rights.

Julia has previously written for Jacobin magazine and The Establishment, among others. They also edit an architecture and politics zine called Take Shape.

Julia is a fellow in KALW's Audio Academy class of 2020.

Do you have a song that reminds you of a specific family member? In today's edition of My Mixtape, Alison McCauley tells us about a song she's been listening to with her kids for over a decade. Got a tune of your own to share? Tell us about it!

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Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. Cameron Williams wanted to know: "What’s the best place in the Bay Area to have a first kiss?"

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Police arrested at least 17 students yesterday, after they blocked an intersection near the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Do you have a song that's special because you first shared it with a crush or a significant other? In this week's edition of My Mixtape, author and educator Lisa Gray tells the story of a song just like that. Got a song of your own to share? Tell us about it!


San Francisco banned private cars from a major section of Market Street yesterday. It’s the first step in a plan to make the area safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that he is banning state-funded travel to California.

Carina Ho is a musician, dancer, and choreographer who performs as Onikho. In today's edition of My Mixtape, she tells us about a song that helped her get her start as both a music-lover and a music-maker. Got a song of your own? Submit it to My Mixtape here.

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Chesa Boudin was sworn in as San Francisco’s new district attorney yesterday. Boudin narrowly won the position against interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus, in a race that took days to resolve.


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A public records request has confirmed stark racial disparities in BART fare evasion enforcement.


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The National Weather Service forecasts widespread rainstorms across the Bay Area this weekend, which could help bring an end to fire season. But state regulators say the impacts of this year’s fires continue — when it comes to insurance coverage.



Do you have an artist who helped you learn a language? On today's My Mixtape, Michael Mei turns to The Beatles for exactly that.

This edition of My Mixtape is brought to you by KALW's own Audio Academy fellow Julia Goodman. If you've got a song of your own, submit it to us here.

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California regulators today launched an investigation into last month’s widespread power outages. Officials said they want to know what can be done to lessen the scope of blackouts in the future.

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More than 350,000 Californians remain without electricity today. The shutdowns were part of an effort by utility companies to prevent their equipment from sparking fires. Pacific Gas & Electric says more than 100,000 people remain without power here in the Bay Area.

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San Francisco's Proposition B would change the name of the Department of Aging and Adult Services to the Department of Disability and Aging Services.