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Bethel Island: Sounds from the outer edges of the Bay

In this Audiograph, we go to a place that’s a little more than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, right in the middle of the California Delta — Bethel Island. 

It's tiny, only five square miles, and you have to cross a bridge or use a boat to get there. There's no traffic light, no supermarket, and no school. But a few thousand people call it home. Including Reporter Ashleyanne Krigbaum's dad. 

CARL KRIGBAUM: This is East Bay, they call it. It's just about the furthest you can get on East Contra Costa County.


This story originally aired in February of 2014. Audiograph is a radio project mapping the Bay Area’s sonic signature, telling the story of where you live and the people who live there with you.