Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Whispering Dishes02/27/15
All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.
Crosscurrents: February 26, 2015
Classes designed for young African-American men, teaching ethnic studies in high school, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Forest...
Taking African American Male Achievement to the next level
Young African-American men in Alameda County face a lot of serious challenges -- things like high rates of incarceration, homicide, poverty, and low...
Bay Area schools put race on the syllabus
Beginning next fall, all San Francisco public schools will offer a class called Ethnic Studies. It’s a look at American history and culture from the...
Shining a light on Bay Area comedy
The Bay Area is a destination for both established comedians coming through on tour, and aspiring ones trying to get their start here. Nato Green is a...
"Becoming Richard Pryor": new biography by UC Berkeley Associate...
Richard Pryor got famous for his radical, racially-charged humor in the early 70’s. But the comedian didn’t start out this way. Back in the 60's, Pryor...
Nonprofits struggle to manage Tenderloin’s language barrier
It’s no wonder that the Tenderloin has become a melting pot of San Francisco’s vibrant Asian and Latino immigrant culture. The neighborhood is often the...
Crosscurrents: February 25, 2015
Nonprofits struggle to manage Tenderloin’s language barrier; Becoming Richard Pryor: new biography by UC Berkeley Associate Professor Scott Saul; FSFSF...
Crosscurrents: February 24, 2014
A band of volunteers keeps an eye on SF bond projects; behind the scenes at the San Francisco Food Bank; trees take root in the Tenderloin; and local...
Band of volunteers keeps an eye on SF bond projects
In the most recent election, San Francisco voters approved a $500-million transportation bond for projects like BART escalators, traffic signals, bike...
Trees take root in the Tenderloin
“Right now we’re standing in front of a more arid desert feature,” says my tour guide Darryl Smith. It’s an odd thing to point out in the middle of San...
Talking turkey: the uneasy coexistence of people and wild fowl
The population of wild turkeys in the United States has been growing steadily throughout the country, and the trend holds true here in California. Wild...
In San Francisco, coyotes are your wildest neighbors
San Francisco is a biodiversity hotspot. Its vast parks are home to more than 50 types of mammals. Now, the city named after the patron saint of...
San Jose permanently okays killing wild pigs
For this story we head down to San Jose, where wild pigs have been causing quite a stir. These big, burly beasts weigh around 300 pounds. All that...
Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? February 21, 2015
This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound ...
A conversation about workers' rights in the gig economy
Sharing economy companies like Uber and Lyft have become a powerful part of the economy. Now, some of the workers propelling that sector are organizing...
Teens Digitally Detox
Hundreds of students at Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco are taking part in a nationwide Tech Timeout, challenging students to unplug from...
Crosscurrents: February 19, 2015
TaskRabbit takes hold in Bay Area divided by income gap; A conversation about workers' rights in the gig economy; Teens Digitally Detox; and local...
TaskRabbit takes hold in Bay Area divided by income gap
The way we make a living is changing. For about a third of Americans, regular hours and benefits are giving way to a patchwork of contracting, temping,...
Local Music: Danny Click
This is Danny Click. One of his earliest memories is hearing his mother play a slide guitar. He picked up the guitar himself for the first time when he...
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