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Every good story starts local. So that’s where we start. The Bay is storytelling for daily news. KQED host Devin Katayama talks with reporters to help us make sense of what’s happening in the Bay Area. One story. One conversation. One idea.

Every good story starts local. So that’s where we start. The Bay is storytelling for daily news. KQED host Devin Katayama talks with reporters to help us make sense of what’s happening in the Bay Area. One story. One conversation. One idea.
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Every good story starts local. So that’s where we start. The Bay is storytelling for daily news. KQED host Devin Katayama talks with reporters to help us make sense of what’s happening in the Bay Area. One story. One conversation. One idea.

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Episodes

Leaving the Bay Area: Where People Are Going and Why

6/20/2018
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More than 200 people wrote in to tell KQED about their plans to leave the Bay Area and California. Read about where they're going and why.

Duration:00:07:35

When Oil Refineries Flare, What Happens To The Air?

6/19/2018
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On May 5th, 2017 the power went out at the Valero oil refinery in Benicia. Above the refinery, flares blazed and released thick clouds of black smoke. The surrounding areas were evacuated and nearby schools were ordered to shelter-in-place. In the days and weeks that followed, the flares released more than 80,000 pounds of sulfur … Continue reading When Oil Refineries Flare, What Happens To The Air? →

Duration:00:08:43

‘Misleading Statements, Otherwise Known as a Lie’

6/14/2018
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When ICE raided Northern California cities in February, they arrested more people than they expected. But you wouldn’t have known that from the Trump administration’s outcry after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the raids ahead of time. How ICE and Trump spun a false narrative about the Oakland mayor and the raids to drum up … Continue reading ‘Misleading Statements, Otherwise Known as a Lie’ →

Duration:00:09:31

Warriors: ‘They Bounce the Ball in Oakland’

6/13/2018
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The Golden State Warriors have not always been the golden team. Oakland fans have supported the Warriors through decades of losing seasons and rode the high toward three NBA Championships. Now as the team plans to move across the bay to The City, some people in The Town feel left behind. Guest: Lukas Brekke-Miesner, writer … Continue reading Warriors: ‘They Bounce the Ball in Oakland’ →

Duration:00:10:16

‘Money Flows North, the Green Goes South’

6/12/2018
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Huedell Freeman was hauling 47 pounds of marijuana from a farm in Mendocino County to a medical dispensary in Los Angeles when two Rohnert Park police officers pulled him over. They took his weed, gave him a citation and let him go. Freeman was never charged with a crime, nor was his marijuana ever returned. … Continue reading ‘Money Flows North, the Green Goes South’ →

Duration:00:10:57

San Francisco: 2. Big Tobacco: 0

6/8/2018
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Flavored tobacco gets booted out of San Francisco. On Tuesday, voters passed Proposition E with 69 percent of the vote, making the city the first in the nation to pass such a comprehensive ordinance banning all flavored tobacco products from every store shelves. This isn’t the first time San Francisco garnered a major win against … Continue reading San Francisco: 2. Big Tobacco: 0 →

Duration:00:10:57

Total Recall: Judge Aaron Persky Voted Out

6/7/2018
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#TBT on The Bay: Sixty percent of voters decided to remove Aaron Persky from his judgeship in Santa Clara County. He’s the judge who handed a six-month sentence to former Stanford athlete Brock Turner after Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015. On an earlier episode of The Bay, we asked … Continue reading Total Recall: Judge Aaron Persky Voted Out →

Duration:00:09:11

Inside the KQED Newsroom on Election Night

6/6/2018
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Find full primary election coverage at kqed.org/elections.

Duration:00:10:41

Your Identity, Your Vote

6/5/2018
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The three top candidates running for mayor in San Francisco will have the chance to be the city’s “first” in some way. But does a candidate’s identity sway people’s votes? And how does a voter’s identity play a role at the polls? We ask these questions to voters and more. Guest: Corey Cook, Dean of … Continue reading Your Identity, Your Vote →

Duration:00:10:08

Fire Inspections Go Undone: An Investigation by the Bay Area News Group

6/1/2018
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Read the full story "Burned Out: How overwhelmed fire inspectors fail to protect us" here: http://extras.mercurynews.com/fireinspection/

Duration:00:09:52

From ‘Just Say No’ to ‘Delay, Delay, Delay’

5/31/2018
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Billboards adorned with giant pot leaves line Bay Area freeways. This can make it hard for parents to ignore that awkward coming of age conversation about drugs. Our health editor, who’s also a parent, says drug education is radically different from when she grew up. Read her story here. Guest: Carrie Feibel, KQED health editor.

Duration:00:09:29

Waiting For BART in Antioch

5/30/2018
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Antioch has waited decades for a BART station. The city has seen a population boom led by the Bay Area’s housing crisis, which has pushed people farther and farther out. Last weekend, BART officially began train service to Antioch. We talk to residents about how it feel. Guest: Sandhya Dirks, reporter and co-host of KQED’s American … Continue reading Waiting For BART in Antioch →

Duration:00:06:39

Ranked-Choice Voting Explained

5/29/2018
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If you’re voting in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley or San Leandro … you get three votes! Kind of. Today, we explain how ranked-choice voting works, why some people like it, why some people hate it, and how politicians can win even if they come in second. June 5 is Primary Election Day. Guest: Scott Shafer, … Continue reading Ranked-Choice Voting Explained →

Duration:00:10:55

Reasonable vs. Necessary: What Keeps the S.F. District Attorney From Prosecuting Officers

5/25/2018
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Two deaths by police. Zero charges. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said Thursday that his hands are tied and he won’t be prosecuting the officers who killed two men of color in high-profile cases. But he calls the shootings of Mario Woods in 2015 and Luis Gongora in 2016 “unnecessary” and “disturbing.” So why … Continue reading Reasonable vs. Necessary: What Keeps the S.F. District Attorney From Prosecuting Officers →

Duration:00:12:49

East Bay Candidates Get A Little Woo-Woo

5/24/2018
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District 15 isn’t your normal district. At a forum in Berkeley, East Bay candidates for State Assembly are asked to do something they almost never do on the campaign trail: validate their opponent’s point of view. Guest: Guy Marzorati, KQED Politics and Government reporter

Duration:00:11:04

Journalists in Carpools Talking Bridge Tolls

5/23/2018
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We jump into a stranger’s car on the Bay Bridge in the “casual carpool lane” to talk about raising bridge tolls. Our carpool driver and rider join in on a discussion about Regional Measure 3, which voters will decide in the June 5 primary election that could increase tolls on seven state bridges in the … Continue reading Journalists in Carpools Talking Bridge Tolls →

Duration:00:11:18

‘A Severe Inability to Pay’ Criminal Processing Fees in SF

5/22/2018
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The costs of processing crime in San Francisco has left the city’s convicted criminals with millions of dollars in unpaid debt. Many people can’t afford to pay the extra administrative fees that accompany the criminal court fines. The Board of Supervisors will vote today on whether to waive unpaid debt that’s owed to the city … Continue reading ‘A Severe Inability to Pay’ Criminal Processing Fees in SF →

Duration:00:08:28

Can Cultural Districts in San Francisco Really Stop Gentrification?

5/18/2018
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Calle 24. Japantown. The Leather District. These are all neighborhoods in San Francisco that the city has formally recognized as cultural districts. Not so much for tourism as an attempt to save them from gentrification. But will it work? Guest: Chloe Veltman, arts and culture reporter for KQED

Duration:00:10:03

Oakland Loses Battle With Developer Phil Tagami Over Coal

5/17/2018
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Oakland has lost a battle with coal. A judge ruled Tuesday to uphold a contract that lets a developer ship coal through an Oakland port. Developer Phil Tagami had sued the city after the council had voted to ban the shipment of coal. Guest: Dan Brekke, KQED transportation editor

Duration:00:06:16

Hunter’s Point Gets a Hearing at SF City Hall

5/16/2018
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San Francisco supervisors were not happy with answers they got on Monday from the company accused of falsifying soil data at Hunters Point. In recent weeks, we learned two pleaded guilty to faking reports, and there is suspicion about whether the parcel where people now live is safe. Today, an update on how San Francisco … Continue reading Hunter’s Point Gets a Hearing at SF City Hall →

Duration:00:09:06