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Hear Here: Meet Marlene Tran

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Producers for KALW's community storytelling initiative "Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project" took their microphones to the Visitacion Valley library and met 66-year-old Marlene Tran.

No matter how long you’ve lived in the Bay Area, there are probably certain neighborhoods that you’ve never visited. Here in San Francisco, Visitacion Valley is one of those places. It’s in the southeastern most part of the city; the highway exit? Well, it’s the “Cow Palace.”

This neighborhood is actually just down the hill from our studios at KALW, so we sent our community storytelling team, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project, to meet some of these residents. In this story, we meet 66-year-old Marlene Tran in her own words, and also through the words of her friend and confidante, Lotus Yee Fong.

Listen to the full story above.

For more information about Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project, click here. You can also find the project on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at @hearhereradio

Erica Mu is a reporter and producer for the "Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project" in conjunction with KALW and the Association of Independents in Radio. Mu has reported on the serious side of health and the quirky side of arts, and she's also helped KALW pioneer the digital frontier as the news team’s web strategist and editor. Mu has also organized and directed KALW’s live storytelling events.