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Precious J. Green

Producer/Reporter

Precious has lived in and loved the Bay Area since 2012 when she moved from Atlanta, Georgia.  Her reporting interests include the politics of race and gender and pop culture as a reflection of our changing cultural landscape. Prior to joining KALW, Precious worked with a variety of community development, social impact and economic equity focused organizations. Before moving to the Bay Area, she practiced law in her hometown.

She joined KALW as a 2020 Audio Academy fellow. 

BeBe Sweetbriar

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home. On this episode, host Jenee Darden speaks with drag artist and actress BeBe Sweetbriar. Watch her in the miniseries "Hiraeth" on Amazon. 

Venus Soleil

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and through social distancing. For our first episode of 2021, host Jenee Darden and producer Precious Green share their favorite Youtube channel picks.  

  

Gooch

Tim Seelig is the artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. He shares his thoughts on COVID's effect on the gay community and the chorus going virtual for their holiday concert. 

Angela Lilley Bennet

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and through social distancing. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with Tom Heyman--a singer, songwriter and  host of "The Sad Bastard Club" web series. 

Photo provided by Tim Seelig

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and through social distancing. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with Tim Seelig, artistic director and conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.  

Phoebe Wong

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and through social distancing. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with photographer Andria Lo & writer Valerie Luu. They are creators of the book Chinatown Pretty.

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Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and through social distancing. This week, host Jenee Darden and audio producer Precious Green share their picks for the  Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

photo by Troy Chew

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and at social distance spaces. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with painter Troy Chew.

Sights & Sounds: Valerie Troutt's Picks

Nov 12, 2020
Pete Rosos

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and at social distance spaces. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with jazz and R&B vocalist Valerie Troutt

Ying Liu doesn’t just tell ghost stories, she shows them. Liu is creator of the documentary series "The Haunted Bay," where she and her team investigate haunted places around the Bay Area from gay bars to old ships.

Suzy Tyler

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and at social distance events. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with blues guitarist Chris Cain

Club Fox Wednesday Blues
Redwood City’s Club Fox has launched this weekly streaming event that allows music lovers and artists to enjoy live music experience from home.

Srishti Sethi / Wikimedia Commons

 

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

Santa Clara County Measure T is a $24 parcel tax designed to raise funds to protect and preserve natural open spaces in the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority district. This covers the eastern foothills of Santa Clara County, south of the US-101 corridor. The tax would apply to real estate in the cities of San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Morgan Hill, and the unincorporated portions of the county. It requires a supermajority to pass and would generate almost $8 million each year for projects in those areas. 

 

Jeff Troth / Flickr Creative Commons

 

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

Measure J is a $288 parcel tax designed to raise funds for teacher salaries and school improvements. It would apply to all taxable real estate in the city though there is an exemption for seniors over 65. The Controller’s Office says the measure could generate almost $50 million a year. 

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San Francisco could join Oakland and Berkeley when the city’s Supervisors vote on millions in proposed cuts to the San Francisco Police Department.

Precious Green


Today is the first day of the new school year for thousands of K-12 students around the Bay. All classes are online-only. But, there is a push to get kids back into real classrooms.

Thomas Scott / AC Transit

On Sunday, AC Transit launched the new Tempo line along the International Avenue corridor. Tempo is the Bay Area’s second bus rapid transit line or BRT. It features bus-only lanes and new technology to bypass most traffic signals. That’s why it’s ‘rapid’.

 

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

 

California’s Proposition 23 is the latest round in an ongoing fight between labor unions and two major dialysis corporations. You may recall 2018’s Proposition 8, which would have required those companies to offer refunds for overcharging many of their patients. It failed after opponents spent more than $111 million to fight it. 

 

On Sunday, a group of Pac-12 football players threatened to opt-out of the season unless their concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic along with other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed.

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California lawmakers returned to work today after an extended summer recess. Officials were originally scheduled to resume the session on July 13 but postponed their return due to the pandemic.

Daniel Arauz / Wikimedia Commons

 

The Oakland City Council recently approved the city’s mid-cycle budget, which goes into effect tomorrow. Though it fell short of calls to defund the Oakland Police Department, it did move roughly 3% of OPD’s budget, $14.3 million, to alternative safety measures. 

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The National Weather Service issued a red flag fire warning for parts of the Bay Area on Sunday. The warning runs through 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 29 and covers mountain areas in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

Burkhard Mücke / Wikimedia Commons

 

On Friday, the same day that many people celebrated Juneteenth around the Bay Area, some tore down statues in Golden Gate Park. 

Alexander Schimmeck / Unsplash

 

Five Bay Area counties should be forced to repay millions to a state education fund, according to the California Department of Finance. What was once a windfall for several Bay Area counties may now be a curse as California seeks to reclaim the millions in the midst of a COVID-19 induced fiscal nightmare.

Java Colleen / Flickr Creative Commons

 

After one hundred and fifteen years, PG&E is leaving The City for The Town.

When I first started writing this, my focus was on how sheltering-in-place and COVID-19 had upended my Audio Academy experience. That feels so long ago.

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Summer may have just begun but parents and students around the Bay are already looking forward to returning to school and some sense of normal this fall. And it’s official, normal’s going to be different.

 

Office of Rep. Barbara Lee / Twitter.com/RepBarbaraLee

 

Around 4:00 p.m. Monday, protesters gathered in front of Oakland Technical High School on Broadway. Tupac blared on loud speakers as they prepared to march in memory of George Floyd and against police violence.

Hair Salons Reopening / Church Service Guidelines / Spare The Air Days Resurging

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Over the holiday weekend, there was a back and forth about whether or not places of worship should reopen right now. 

COVID-19 Status Update / The Future For Restaurants

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