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Golden State Warriors basketball player, tech-investor and philanthropist Andre Iguodala shares his personal story at the intersections of class, race and sportsmanship. His new memoir is The Sixth Man.

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The Warriors Community Foundation has donated over $10 million to nonprofits in Alameda and San Francisco counties since launching in 2012.

But will they take their charitable dollars with them when they leave Oakland for San Francisco?

Ep. 9 - Meet Stephen Curry's barber

Jun 5, 2019
Courtesy of Yusef Wright

We all know sports is a business. That’s why the Warriors are leaving for San Francisco — to make more money. But sports are also emotional. Sentimental, even. In the lead up to the NBA Finals, Stephen Curry decided to give back in a very sports way. He identified 30 people in the community who made a difference in his and others’ lives and gave them each a pair of specially crafted shoes from his main sponsor, the athletic wear company Under Armour.  Curry’s barber Yusef Wright is one of those people. He works out of Benny Adem Grooming Parlor, just a few blocks away from the Warriors downtown practice court. In this episode of Bounce, we went to that barbershop and found a sense of peace, purpose, and hometown pride. 

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The Golden State Warriors are rolling, now. Last night they crushed the Portland Trailblazers in the first game of the Western Conference Finals. But, win or lose, the team is leaving for San Francisco next year. In the latest from Bounce, we're looking at how the Golden State Warriors organization is teaming up with local businesses like Oakland's Bakesale Betty to bring some East Bay flavor to the City.

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You can say the Warriors relocating to San Francisco is a business move. With courtside suites costing more than $2 million a year in a city with some of the wealthiest folks on the planet, the franchise is poised to make a lot more money. Not to mention the businesses popping up near the Warriors’ new billion-dollar Chase Center. But what about the Oakland establishments near Oracle Arena in East Oakland? What are their prospects after the team leaves? In this episode of Bounce, we're headed down Hegenberger Road to see how businesses are feeling about the Warriors bouncing to San Francisco.

Ep. 3 - From wilderness to superteam

Apr 24, 2019
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In this episode of Bounce, we tell the story of half-a-century of trials and tribulations through the eyes of a longtime fan.

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We're only two games into the playoffs and there's already a lot of drama. In this episode of Bounce, we'll cover a heartbreaking injury, a gutwrenching defeat, and we'll meet some of the people who show up outside every game to make a living.

Ep. 1 - How the Warriors became Golden State

Apr 10, 2019
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The new series Bounce begins by looking back...

Everybody loves a winner when it comes to professional sports, and with recent success, it seems like there are new Golden State Warriors fans popping up every day. But long before the big names of today’s super team came along or there was ever such thing as “Dub Nation,” there was a franchise that didn’t begin in the Bay Area.

PREVIEW - The beginning of the end

Apr 3, 2019

A preview of our new podcast Bounce: The Warriors' Last Season in Oakland.

Get a taste of the new series from KALW that considers how the team’s move across the Bay impacts fans, players, businesses, and the city it’s called home for nearly 50 years.

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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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Last week Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr attended a town hall meeting at Newark Memorial High School to talk about  gun control. Kerr and the Warriors have been part of the current rise of activism in American professional sports.

 

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The Golden State Warriors made a political statement over the weekend, when superstar Steph Curry said he wouldn’t join a celebration at the White House if the team received the traditional championship invitation.

State treasurer explores “marijuana banking” ... Oregon at a standstill due to testing ... New ‘drugged driving” rules ... Meet the trimmigrants ... Cannabis and Cabernet considered ... and more.

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Warriors fans probably think of the Spurs, Clippers or Cavaliers as their biggest rivals. But there’s another rivalry just out of sight of the public eye — the Golden State Warriors versus the San Quentin Warriors.

Meet the radio voice of the Golden State Warriors

Oct 25, 2016
Photo by Justine Lee

It’s two hours before tipoff, and droves of fans in a sea of blue and gold stand with signs, take selfies, and cheer as they watch the Warriors warm up. Up about 60 steps from the half court sideline, in a section broadcasters call “The Perch,” someone else is warming up, too.

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 6, 2016

Jun 6, 2016
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It was Draymond Green’s night // San Francisco Chronicle

"It was Draymond Green’s night. Pure and simple.

"The Warriors’ boisterous forward led his team to a thorough 110-77 dismantling of the Cavs in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, showing off all the various skills that make him one of the best to play the game."

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Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 14, 2016

Apr 14, 2016
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Warriors romp to record 73rd win // East Bay Times

"Confetti fell as the Warriors became living legends Wednesday, finishing the regular season with the best record in NBA history at 73-9.

Daily news roundup for Monday, April 11, 2016

Apr 11, 2016
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Warriors tie Bulls' mark with 72nd Win // East Bay Times

Daily news roundup for Monday, November 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015
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California Governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions // Sacramento Bee

"Gov. Jerry Brown heads to the U.N. Climate Change conference in Paris  this week to urge other states and provinces to sign onto California’s pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

City Visions: Do the Warriors belong in Mission Bay?

Sep 13, 2015

On September 14, 2015 host Joseph Pace dives into the pros and cons of the proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay.  

There is powerful support for bringing the Warriors to Mission Bay.  Can opposition groups still block the proposed arena?  What would the economic impact be for Mission Bay and for the city?  Will an increase in traffic in Mission Bay impede access to UCSF's emergency and other medical facilities?  

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe

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Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015
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Pee on these S.F. walls? Be prepared for them to pee back // SF Gate

 

“Beware, public urinators, some of San Francisco’s walls now pee back.

 

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Last night, the Golden State Warriors reclaimed the NBA Championship title for the first time in 40 years. Impromptu celebrations broke out in the streets. KALW sent reporters out into Oakland and San Francisco to talk to the local team's die-hard fans. 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015
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Major expansion approved for Bay Area Bike Share // SF Examiner

Oakland is the better option for the Warriors

Nov 14, 2013

From our partners at the East Bay Express.

San Francisco’s waterfront is booming. It’s become a major destination for tourists and locals, celebrated two World Series wins, and is currently playing host to an international sailing race. There’s a new cruise ship terminal, and a re-invented Exploratorium. And now the waterfront is preparing itself for another huge makeover.

Millions of people are crazy about sports, whether or not their teams are any good. Exactly why that is is the subject of Eric Simons’ new book: The Secret Lives of Sports Fans: The Science of Sports Obsession. Simons sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny to talk about the chemistry of fandom.

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By 2017, the Golden State Warriors plan to scamper out of Oakland to the more polished side of the court over at San Francisco’s waterfront. This move was announced in May at a press conference held in San Francisco. That day was cloudless, and the waterfront shimmered on San Francisco’s Pier 30. Loudspeakers belted Train’s “Soul Sista," a fire department boat shot off water cannons, and Mayor Ed Lee smiled as though his daughter were coming home for Christmas, which would be true if his lost daughter were the Golden State Warriors basketball team.

(SF Gate) // Investigators found DNA evidence linking Antolin Garcia-Torres to the disappearance of a 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl. At a news conference, today, Santa Clara Sheriff Laurie Smith said the source of the DNA was not blood. The girl, Sierra LaMar, was last seen on March 16…

(Mercury News) // The Golden State Warriors are expected to announce, today, plans to move the team from Oakland to San Francisco, building a news arena on piers 30 and 32, near the Bay Bridge. The move could happen as early as 2017. The Warriors currently owe $95 million to the city of Oakland for renovations to their current home at the Oracle Arena...