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This series of audio documentaries—a production of KALW—explores the contours of change in San Francisco and the Bay Area. One corner, one person and one story at a time. THE INTERSECTION is produced by David Boyer.

This series of audio documentaries—a production of KALW—explores the contours of change in San Francisco and the Bay Area. One corner, one person and one story at a time. THE INTERSECTION is produced by David Boyer.
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San Francisco, CA

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This series of audio documentaries—a production of KALW—explores the contours of change in San Francisco and the Bay Area. One corner, one person and one story at a time. THE INTERSECTION is produced by David Boyer.

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English


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S02 E10 - The Future of Googleville

3/12/2018
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What will Googleville look like in 2030? And why did it take almost a decade for Mountain View's city council to decide? In the season finale, we explore how a city crafts a plan for the future while dealing with a housing shortage, a transportation crisis—and the demands of one of the powerful companies in the world. Ever wonder how local governments work? Go on, press play. Donate: paypal.me/THEINTERSECTION // Hear more: www.theintersection.fm // Twitter: @IntersectionFM // Facebook:...

Duration:00:32:12

S02 E09 - You Don't Fight Godzilla

1/15/2018
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When Google bought the land under the Sports Page Bar, the property tax skyrocked from less than $10K to more than $100K. And, technically, it's the bar owner's responsibity. What happens next just may shape the future of Googleville. In this episode, hear what it's like to negotiate with one of the largest, most powerful companies in the world...when that company also happens to be your landlord. Donate: paypal.me/THEINTERSECTION // Hear more: www.theintersection.fm // Twitter:...

Duration:00:15:15

S02 E08 - Is this Mountain View or Googleville?

1/4/2018
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Google accounts for 1 in 5 jobs and owns more land than anyone else. So, is Mountain View a new version of the old company town? In this episode we talk to locals, experts, journalists and officials about the rise of Google—and what would happen to the town if the company falls. Donate: paypal.me/THEINTERSECTION // Hear more: www.theintersection.fm // Twitter: @IntersectionFM // Facebook: fb.com/IntersectionFM --- Producer: David Boyer Editor: Ben Trefny Engineer: Chris Hoff and...

Duration:00:29:20

HOLIDAY SPECIAL - Marlena's at Hayes & Octavia (2013)

12/25/2017
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We'll head back to Googleville in the New Year. But first, THE INTERSECTION has a gift for you. It's the story of a San Francisco drag bar known for two things: owner Marlena (a.k.a. Gary) and her Christmas display of 1400 Santas. That is, until the bar closed in 2013. We captured the final days as fans and regulars grappled with the end of an era at this drag institution at the corner of Hayes & Octavia in the now upscale Hayes Valley neighborhood. "Marlena's Curtain Call" originally...

Duration:00:19:28

HOLIDAY SPECIAL - A Look Back at 3rd & Jerrold in Bayview

12/18/2017
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This week, while you're buzzing all over the country, THE INTERSECTION is digging into our archive and presenting the story of a corner that originally aired on KALW in 2014. It's about 3rd & Jerrold in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. The corner is home to a Black Baptist church, a KFC/Taco Bell, a tutoring non-profit (started by Steve Jobs' widow) and an organic pizza joint. Enjoy the trip back to a simpler time...when change was welcomed by some longtime residents. Hear more:...

Duration:00:36:28

S02 E05 - Homeless in Googleville

12/11/2017
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Home, Sweet...RV? More than 100 Mountain View residents are living in their vehicles. Meet three of them, who are parked just steps away from our corner: a Google engineer in a deluxe RV parked on campus, an older Google shuttle driver in a leaky trailer on the street, and a guy living in a van while he's on the outs with his family. Plus, hear how the city of Mountain View is responding. Hear more: www.theintersection.fm Twitter: @IntersectionFM Facebook:...

Duration:00:27:59

S02 E04 - The Sea Also Rises...in Googleville

12/5/2017
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Global warming may have some hyper-local consequences at our intersection. Journalist Kevin Stark writes about the impact of climate change on the San Francisco Bay, especially low-lying areas in Silicon Valley that are being developed as land becomes scarcer and more valuable. He explains why Google’s plan to develop North Bayshore may be risky in the long-term, as well as what the city and developers should be considering now—before they put a shovel in the ground. Hear more:...

Duration:00:12:11

S02 E03 - Don't Call it a Trailer Park

11/28/2017
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It's Googleville's only housing. And it's a mobile home park built 50 years ago. Here, Googlers live alongside their blue-collar neighbors, new immigrants and seniors on fixed incomes. But when rent increases and a greedy owner threaten their quirky utopia, the residents of Santiago Villa Mobile Home Park band together and take action. Hear more: www.theintersection.fm Twitter: @intersectionfm Facebook: fb.com/IntersectionFM --- Producer: David Boyer Editor: Ben Trefny Engineer: Chris...

Duration:00:30:37

VIDEO - Tour THE INTERSECTION

11/27/2017
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This week we're trying something a little different this week: In addition to a new episode, we've created a video tour of the neighborhood around North Shoreline Boulevard and Space Park Way. Give a look and a listen. And let us know what you think on Twitter at @intersectionfm or Facebook fb.com/IntersectionFM

Duration:00:03:14

S02 E02 - Before it was Googleville

11/19/2017
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a.k.a. The twisted history of this corner. Before it was Silicon Valley, this area was known as the Valley of Heart's Delight. The farms eventually gave way to nondescript office parks. And on this corner, the office park will soon be replaced by Google's answer to Apple's spaceship headquarters. In this episode, you'll hear all about the history of this intersection from the days of the California Gold Rush to the arrival of Google. You'll tour a 150-year-old mansion (Google bike shop...

Duration:00:27:15

S02 E01- Getting to Googleville

11/6/2017
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We're spending this season at North Shoreline Boulevard and Space Park Way in middle of Google's HQ in Mountain View. But first we have to get there. Over the course of this season, we'll break down how history, culture, money and politics come together—and apart—at this one dot on the map. Want to know more? Go to www.theintersection.fm Produced by David Boyer with KALW. Editor: Ben Trefny / Engineer: Chris Hoff and David Boyer / Music: Erik Pearson

Duration:00:26:11

Preview - S02 - Welcome to Googleville

10/11/2017
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This season, we're heading to a corner in the middle of Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley: North Shoreline Blvd & Space Park Way. Starting November 7, we'll connect the dots between the past, present and future of this intersection. In the meantime, subscribe: goo.gl/k1uP8S Or learn more about the podcast: www.theintersection.fm

Duration:00:02:10

Coda - Magic Wand

2/25/2016
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"What would you do with a magic wand on this corner?" In the last of episode of the season, we ask folks passing throughGolden Gate Ave and Leavenworth in SF's Tenderloin to imagine what can be... Want to hear more? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes at inter.ly/1lxMLFe

Duration:00:06:42

05 - Change

2/18/2016
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The G word. Gentrification.This week, we look at changeon the corner ofGolden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street inSan Francisco'sTenderloin. And we hear why the Tenderloin will never be the next Mission. Want to hear more? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes at http://inter.ly/1lxMLFe

Duration:00:21:47

01 - Home

1/14/2016
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Welcome to THE INTERSECTION and to the corner of Golden Gate Ave and Leavenworth St in the Tenderloin. While the neighborhood has the highest density of kids and seniors in San Francisco, it's associated more with its many homeless residents. We'll hear from a woman who sleeps in a tent—and cooks—on the sidewalks. And another woman who found a home in an innovative supportive housing project just steps away from the corner. Want to hear more? Subscribe to the podcast at...

Duration:00:20:49