The Spot: Living with the Port of Oakland | KALW

The Spot: Living with the Port of Oakland

Apr 23, 2017

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers... 

And They Won, They Won Big,” from Containers, produced by Alexis Madrigal, April 2017.

The new, eight-part audio documentary series and podcast Containers takes you through the world of ships and sailors, technology and tugboats, warehouses and cranes, and traces the roots of our global economic system to the Port of Oakland.

In this sixth episode of Containers, they investigate the environmental and health effects that the port has brought on neighboring areas like West Oakland, where residents were dying 12-15 years earlier than their counterparts in Oakland’s hills.

You can catch up with the other seven episodes in the series by subscribing via iTunes or Stitcher, or listening directly from SoundCloud.


This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Broken Social Scene, and Otis Redding.

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Tune in next week for a whole new episode of The Spot, only on KALW San Francisco.