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Election 2015: Educator, musician, and activist Francisco Herrera runs for mayor


We’re less than two weeks away from local elections, including a mayoral race in San Francisco. One of the candidates is educator, musician, and activist Francisco Herrera. KALW's Ben Trefny sat down with Herrera to talk about his candidacy.

FRANCISCO HERRERA: If the construction folks - the investors - were to build for people, they'd still still make millions. If they were building affordable housing, they would still make millions. But they want to make billions.

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Ben joined KALW in 2004. As Executive News Editor and then News Director, he helped the news department win numerous regional and national awards for long- and short-form journalism. He also helped teach hundreds of audio producers, many of whom work with him at KALW, today.