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The Spot: American Suburb

The new season of the podcast "Q'ed Up" focuses on the city of Antioch, 45 miles east of San Francisco.

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

Make Great America Again,” produced by Devin Katayama and Sandhya Dirks for the KQED podcast Q’ed Up: American Suburb, February 2017.

The first season of the podcast Q’ed Up, titled American Suburb features reporting from deep within Antioch, CA, following those who have been priced out of the western parts of the Bay Area and are looking for a better life in the eastern suburbs, and the older residents who were and weren’t ready for them. The entire season is filled with extraordinary stories about race, poverty and belonging, reported by KQED’s Devin Katayama and Sandhya Dirks.

In this episode of American Suburb, they introduce us to a group of Muslim families in Antioch, who’s mosque was burned down in 2007, and now must decide whether to rebuild there or leave the city.

Subscribe now to hear the full season of Q’ed Up’s American Suburb. You can also see photos and read more about the season at their website.


Every Morning I Hear This Voice,” produced by Mikkel Nedergaard for the Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, 2008.

You can hear the best of the best audio documentaries cherry-picked by the team at Third Coast by subscribing to their podcast Re:Sound at thirdcoastfestival.org.

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blue Dot Sessions, and The Arcade Fire.

If you have a suggestion for a podcast or audio project we should feature, please drop us a line at thespot@kalw.org.

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

Also, for the whole month of March podcast producers from around the world are asking listeners to take a moment to share some of your favorite shows with people that you care about -- especially with the people that you care about who you know haven’t really given podcasts a chance yet. Talk about it over dinner, send them an email, or share your favorite shows using the hashtag #TryPod on social media.