The luxury of living in a tiny house07/28/15
From a young age, many of us dream of the houses we’ll own. But those dreams don’t get into the reality of how much houses cost. These days, buying a...
Crosscurrents: July 27, 2015
Living in shipping containers, a co-housing compound in Temescal, tiny homes, and local musician Kenny Washington.
How a tiny shipping container community is causing a big...
Here in the Bay Area, rents are rising, and housing inventory is shrinking. It’s forcing many here to decide -- either you have to leave the area...
It takes a village: the Temescal Cohousing Community
One solution to the Bay Area housing crisis is cohousing, in which multiple people and families choose to live together. Whether in a single home, or a...
Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? July 25th,...
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...
The truth about pit bulls
Pit bulls are the most bred dog in America. They are the most common in shelters, and they are the most euthanized as well. There are organizations...
What are Velella Velella?
Over the past few months, millions of velella velella have been washing up all along the California coast. They’re blue jellyfish-like creatures with...
Crosscurrents: July 23, 2015
The truth about pit bulls; What are Velella Velella?; an Audiograph classic: City Grazing's Goats and Goat Whisperers; and local band Panic is Perfect.
Today's Local Music: Panic is Perfect
This music is by a San Francisco band called “Panic Is Perfect.” Their music, however, produces more of a desire for dancing than for panicking. You...
The last Black man in San Francisco
San Francisco is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country -- but it has one of the lowest populations of African-Americans. In 1990, 11...
Meet the Three Point Nine Collective
The Three Point Nine Collective is a group of Black artists in San Francisco. They take their name from the expected percentage of Black San...
Last saint of the Bayview
In 2008, artist William Rhodes moved to San Francisco from Baltimore. Immediately after arriving, he noticed the exodus of Black folks leaving the city...
A brief history of Black San Francisco
San Francisco's reputation as one of America's most ethnically diverse cities is in question as its African Americans population erodes. In 1990, 11%...
Crosscurrents: July 22, 2015
A history (and population decline) of Black San Francisco: the 3.9 Collective, Black artists in the city, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, and...
Anna Deavere Smith tackles the school-to-prison pipeline
There’s a disturbing national trend many call the school-to-prison pipeline -- where students, often low-income children of color, are pushed out of...
Crosscurrents: July 21, 2015
Americans' weak grasp of geography and schools trying to change that, documentary theater and audience participation, and local musicians The Oakland...
The fight to bring back Geography education
Americans are often stereotyped as not knowing much about the rest of the world. But, according to the numbers, it’s more than a mere stereotype. In...
City of Richmond thinks outside the box
When Chris Magnus took over the Richmond Police Department in 2006, he was tasked with cutting back violent crime in what was then known as one of...
Crosscurrents: July 20, 2015
Richmond Thinking Outside the Box; 3D printed prosthetics are fashion statements for amputees; Storycorps: A soldier returns from Iraq; and local band...
3D printed prosthetics are fashion statements for amputees
When Deborah Bevilacqua lost her leg in a motorcycle accident ten years ago, she had to get a prosthetic leg. It’s been functional she says, but it’s...
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