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The Spot: Snapshots of Buildings

© Lucia Moholy Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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

Photo Credit: Negatives of the Bauhaus (Director's Cut),” produced by Sam Greenspan for the podcast 99% Invisible, August 2016. 

Much of what people knew about the Bauhaus in the 20s and 30s was from photographs. One photographer in particular documented much of the activity of the German art school, but when she lost control of her negatives, she was denied most of the credit for her work. Sam Greenspan and 99% Invisible shines a spotlight on Lucia Moholy and her fight for credit to her architecture photographs. 

See more of Moholy’s images and read further about the architecture of the Bauhaus Movement at 99pi.org. You can subscribe to the 99% Invisible podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and RadioPublic

A White Horse,” produced by Nate DiMeo for the podcast The Memory Palace, June 2016.

The Memory Palace profiles the historic, local gay bar The White Horse.

At the same time that Moholy fled to settle in London, 5,000 miles away in Oakland, California, another movement was growing, inside of a simple-looking, white building, right off the main drag, then known as Telegraph Road.

The Memory Palace takes us back almost 90 years to the corner of Telegraph and 66th, and reminds us just how important one building can become the longer it stands. 

You can hear more stories from the podcast at thememorypalace.us, and you can still find the White Horse on Telegraph Avenue at the Oakland Berkeley border.

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tin Hat Trio, Glenn Miller, and Dean & Britta.

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

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