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Courtesy of Pooja Kaur

This award-winning documentary explores the lives of Sikh youth in America, and how they confront and respond to violence, sometimes with humor.

Fire Crews Take Advantage Of Calmer Weather In California

Nov 1, 2019
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Calmer weather allowed crews to increase containment of wildfires after a three-week siege of gusts fanned blazes across California and led utilities to cut power to prevent winds from blowing branches into electric lines and igniting an inferno.

The Heart Of UC Berkeley: Sproul Plaza

Oct 3, 2019

In this Audiograph, we go to a popular gathering spot on a historic campus.

Photo by Bonnie Chan

In this week's Audiograph, we go dancing in Oakland. Contra is a social dance with roots in the kind of English country balls that you might have seen in "Pride and Prejudice," mixed with lots of moves familiar to square dancers, all set to live string band music.

Soundbox: San Francisco Symphony's experimental space

Apr 25, 2019
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In this Audiograph, we go to Soundbox, the San Francisco Symphony’s experimental music space. First launched in 2014, each concert at Soundbox has a theme, and is put together by curators. These concerts feel totally different than going to the symphony — and they’re supposed to.

Courtesy of the Oakland Athletics

From Audiograph, signature sounds of the Bay Area:

The Bay Area has a rich pro sports scene with distinctive voices who bring us all the action.

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After a year and a half of negotiations, a diverse group of Bay Area officials, housing advocates, and other stakeholders have signed off on what they’re calling a “grand bargain” on housing.

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The new Transbay Transit Center opens next month in San Francisco. It’s meant to connect buses from the East Bay with MUNI, Caltrain, and High-Speed Rail. The only problem? The tunnel connecting Caltrain to the transit center hasn’t been built yet. The tunnel will be less than miles long, but building it will cost $4 billion dollars, on top of the $2.2 billion already spent on the transit center.

Chapel of the Chimes Solstice Concert

Jun 11, 2018

This story is from our Audiograph archives. Audiograph is a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the Bay Area’s sonic signature. These sounds tell the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you.

"one-forty/three-sixty-five" by CC Flickr User Laura LaRose

 

The votes are in — or, most of them anyway, with some mailed-in ballots yet to be counted. And California voters have weighed in on state and local propositions as well as many elected offices.

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Regional Measure 3 would increase the tolls on all Bay Area bridges — except the Golden Gate.

Under this plan, the tolls at every bridge would go up by $3 over the next seven years. So if you’re used to paying $6 to cross the Bay Bridge during rush hour — surprise! Next year it would cost $7. And by 2025 — $9.

How changes to the Farm Bill could affect Bay Area food stamps

Apr 24, 2018
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The Farm Bill. It sounds like a bill that deals with … well, farming. But the Farm Bill that’s up for renewal and being debated in Congress right now actually deals with a lot more.

Radio Poets 2018: Angelo Castro, "When I'm King"

Apr 24, 2018

When I'm King

By Angelo Castro, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

When I'm king, I would want a queen, by my side when I'm having a hard time...

  

On this edition of Your Call, UC Berkeley geography professor emeritus Richard Walker discusses his new book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Radio Poets 2018: Mia Abrajan, "The Loving Sky"

Apr 23, 2018

The Loving Sky is always in our memories

It always has a special place in my life

like the love we have for our family and friends

It will last for eternity

because the loving sky's abundance is ever lasting

(music: Younger Than Yesterday by Real Estate)

 

Yo Le Voy A Los Chivas

By Lizbeth Leon, Glassbrook Elementary School

Yo le voy a los Chivas 

Y tambien mis amigos y amigas

Juntos jugamos futbol

Y nos gusta meter un goal

Radio Poets 2018: Juan Jimenez, "Where I'm From"

Apr 18, 2018

 

I am

By Juan Jimenez, Glassbrook Elementary School

 

I am from the United States

My parents are from a state in Mexico

I am happiness and joyfulness

Public domain photo

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with a sports journalist and athletes about how the #metoo movement has rocked the sports world.

Gymnasts, swimmers, basketball players – athletes across the sports world – have come forward with revelations about sexual assault and abuse they have suffered over the course of their careers. What institutions and practices in the sports world protect perpetrators? And how can those power structures be dismantled?

Guests:

Courtesy of Brava Center For The Arts

 

Artist Beatrice Thomas performs in drag as soulful death-metal diva Black Benatar at Drag Queen Story Time at the San Francisco Public Library — and all over the Bay.

 

She’ll be hosting Black Benatar’s Black Magic Cabaret as part of So Soul San Francisco at Brava Theater this week.

 

Radio Poets 2018: Santos Dzib, "My Color Brown"

Apr 17, 2018

 My Color: Brown

By Santos Dzib, Sanchez Elementary School

 

Brown feels like a sugary chocolate cake melting in your mouth. 

Brown smells like wet mud after it rains. 

Radio Poets 2018: Wendy Sanchez Colaj, "The Stars"

Apr 16, 2018

 

The Stars

By Wendy Sanchez Colaj, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

The stars twinkle twinkle twinkle

All throughout the night they are so bright...

Radio Poets 2018: Xiomara Trejo, "My Heart"

Apr 12, 2018

My Heart is made of cotton candy

You can hear the sound of waves

I’ll bring my heart everywhere

To the Sun

Moon

and family

The sun is light

the moon is dark

and my family is life

From a whisper to a roar, Youth Speaks empowers young people worldwide

Apr 12, 2018
Courtesy Youth Speaks

  

On this edition of Your Call, we're celebrating National Poetry Month by speaking with two young poets and the senior program manager from Youth Speaks, a San Francisco based organization that teaches young poets how to use their words to express themselves, shape their place in the world, and build community.

 

 

Radio Poets 2018: Kevin Dzib, "My Color: Violet"

Apr 11, 2018

My Color: Violet

By Kevin Dzib, Sanchez Elementary 

Violet looks like a gecko crawling through the rainforest. ...

Radio Poets 2018: Rae'vyn Twine, "Imagine"

Apr 10, 2018

 

Imagine 

By Rae'vyn Twine, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

Imagine you are sitting on a cloud 

with no loud sounds 

Radio Poets 2018: Oliver Williams, "My Passion"

Apr 9, 2018

 

My Passion

By Oliver Williams, Sunnyside Elementary School...

When I'm King

By Ilyas Abdolcader, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

I'll be staring down at my town

While wearing my beautiful crown

Humble will be our game

Our town will have no shame

We'll have nothing sloppy

I make negative things things not exist

No homeless on our list

Happyness

By Pamela N. Alvarez Sosa, Junipero Serra

Happyness is when you have a lot of joy.

It's when your mom comes back from Mexico.

It's when you go somewhere for the first time.

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with local youth about the changes they want to see.

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