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Changing of the guard: A conversation with Oakland's new mayor

Mayor Libby Schaaf


Libby Schaaf was sworn in as Oakland's new leader on January5th, 2015. After she won decisively in the November election, we wanted to learn more about the former city councilwoman. She came into the KALW studios to talk about everything from leadership style, balancing family life with running a city, and what makes Oakland unique. 

"I mean, we are Oakland. We are always going to be a center of demonstration and protest and free speech. That is just who we are."

A one-on-one conversation with the new mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf. 

To hear the full interview, please click on the audio player above.


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Ben handles daily operations in the news department, overseeing the editorial and sound engineering teams, delivering daily newscasts, producing the nightly news and culture show Crosscurrents, and supervising special projects including KALW's Audio Academy training program.