Crosscurrents: July 6, 201507/07/15
Grocery-inspired art, eating weeds on the sidewalk, ugly fruit, plus local musicians Everyone Is Dirty.
Mapping Oakland's Immigrant Communities through Food
Ask artist Favianna Rodriguez to describe the food she grew up eating in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, and her response is akin to poetry. “It’s two...
Coming soon: The CSA box full of ugly fruits and vegetables
Central California fruits and vegetables are found in grocery stores across the nation. But what happens to produce that doesn’t make it to the market?...
StoryCorps: Remembering Grandma's peculiar comfort food
We all remember quirky family recipes, but we don’t always appreciate that home-cooking until we’ve actually left home. Joyce Lin-Conrad sat down with...
Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? July 4, 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 ...
Touch Of Grey: Lecturing to retired Deadheads
I ask teacher Peter Richardson about a good introductory song to the Grateful Dead. He mulls the question over for a moment.
Crosscurrents: July 2, 2015
The Grateful Dead Show! 2015 marks the 50th anniversary since the legendary band formed.
Sex in the city: The “gentrification” of sex work
The light is low and dark orange on Oakland’s International Blvd. Groups of people cluster around food stands or bus stops. Some are playing dice.
Crosscurrents: July 1, 2015
A Crosscurrents Special: Sex In The City.
Sex in the city: Is the economic boom a boon to sex...
At first glance, websites like Seeking Arrangement.com and SugarDaddy.com might look a lot like ordinary online dating sites. They promise to match ...
Love: A universal language
Many Yemeni women from OIHS--Oakland International High School--feel caught in a cultural dilemma: they come from a place where dating is prohibited...
Getting to know your students through a neighborhood tour
It’s a bright spring afternoon in Oakland’s Northgate district, and a half dozen Yemeni-American students from Oakland International High School, or...
Crosscurrents: June 30, 2015
The second installment of a special from Mills College student reporters: "Waking up from the American Dream: Stories about young immigrants in America....
A Brazilian immigrant returns home to start a family
Feeling homesick is something a lot of new immigrants experience. People often seek out the familiar in the foreign -- like with food. But while taste...
The journey: an unaccompanied minor's story of coming to...
David isn’t his real name. But for the young man we’re calling David, growing up in El Salvador was hard. His mother passed away when he was eight....
Running out of Time: Unaccompanied Refugee Minors and a...
Nor Kathem has his eye on the clock. He has set the alarm on his phone to go off when his parking meter will expire. He doesn’t want to get a parking...
Crosscurrents: June 29, 2015
A special from Mills College student reporters: "Waking up from the American Dream: Stories about young immigrants in America." Plus local musicians...
Crosscurrents: June 25, 2015
Two men and a baby: Navigating parenting and partnership in a two-dad family; Three Cheers for San Francisco’s Official Cheerleaders; and this week's...
Two men and a baby: Navigating parenting and partnership...
When Amos and Mickey Lim met in 1995, they had no idea they would someday have a daughter together. It just didn’t seem possible. They lived an ocean...
Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Lexington Club
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. This auditory...
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