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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

Trauma Before and After the Camp Fire

11/16/2018
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Paradise was a city where a lot of people already carried more than their share of trauma from childhood. Now, as many work to piece their lives back together they have the added weight of trauma from the Camp Fire. Our reporter was in Paradise this past summer and tells us about one woman who is … Continue reading Trauma Before and After the Camp Fire →

Duration:00:15:43

Paradise Prepared for Fire — But It Wasn’t Enough

11/14/2018
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After two fires burned right up to the edge of town in 2008, the town of Paradise made a plan. It divided itself into evacuation zones. It went so far as to hold a mock evacuation during morning rush hour. People knew what they were supposed to do if fire came back. And yet last … Continue reading Paradise Prepared for Fire — But It Wasn’t Enough →

Duration:00:11:15

For Here or To Go? The Rise of Food Delivery Apps in SF

11/12/2018
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Caviar, Postmates, Uber Eats…the Bay Area’s tech family gave us food delivery apps. And there are plenty of gig workers willing to drive us this food. These delivery apps allow us to hole up in our office, work harder, faster and avoid human interaction. At least, that’s what one tech reporter fears. He says it’s … Continue reading For Here or To Go? The Rise of Food Delivery Apps in SF →

Duration:00:10:58

Bay Curious: How Do You Define the “Bay Area?”

11/9/2018
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People from the Bay Area or those who live here are a proud bunch. But how do you define this magical place? Do you use geography to draw the boundaries? Maybe it’s about sports teams and their fan bases or where BART goes? The hosts of the Bay Curious podcast at KQED explore the many … Continue reading Bay Curious: How Do You Define the “Bay Area?” →

Duration:00:09:31

Bay Voters Bring Outrage and Hope to Midterms

11/7/2018
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Resistance. That’s been the call of many, including those in the Bay Area who have led the country in resisting President Trump’s attacks on marginalized people and the state’s liberal ideals. We’ll hear from those who turned up at the polls, and others who didn’t. Guest: Monica Samayoa and Guy Marzorati, KQED reporters See all … Continue reading Bay Voters Bring Outrage and Hope to Midterms →

Duration:00:12:12

Voters Love School Bonds. But Should They?

11/5/2018
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School bond measures almost always pass. More money for schools – and by extension, kids – seems like an obvious yes. But less attention is given to how that bond money gets spent and who is on the receiving end. One powerful lobbying group, nicknamed CASH, helps school districts get bonds passed. But critics say … Continue reading Voters Love School Bonds. But Should They? →

Duration:00:13:01

Google Employees Say ‘Time’s Up’ for the Patriarchy

11/2/2018
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About 1,000 Google employees walked out of work Thursday and staged a rally on the company’s main Mountain View campus. The impetus was a New York Times report published last week about dozens of sexual misconduct allegations and some very large exit packages for accused executives. At the rally, our reporter captured some of what … Continue reading Google Employees Say ‘Time’s Up’ for the Patriarchy →

Duration:00:09:05

Silicon Valley Is Trying To Prevent Hate Speech. Is It Working?

10/31/2018
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Gab.ai is like Twitter without any restrictions. Gab is also where a man named Robert Bowers posted comments before allegedly shooting and killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Today: what Silicon Valley is doing to prevent hate speech online. Guest: Rachael Myrow, KQED reporter

Duration:00:13:42

How Much Do You Get Paid? *Crickets*

10/29/2018
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Are you embarrassed to share your salary? Yeah, a lot of us are. Software engineer Jackie Luo makes the case that we can’t improve the pay gap (for women or people of color) in industries like tech without being more transparent. So, she asked men in tech to share their salaries via Twitter. And thousands … Continue reading How Much Do You Get Paid? *Crickets* →

Duration:00:10:20

A Building Burns. Oakland Suspects Arson.

10/26/2018
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A big construction site of new housing went up in flames early Tuesday morning, and people immediately suspected arson. Some Oaklanders say it’s motivated by anger against gentrification. The five-alarm fire in West Oakland isn’t the first time new construction has burned lately. Guest: Raquel Maria Dillon, KQED News reporter

Duration:00:09:11

Priest Abuse and an Exorcism: One Santa Clara Woman’s Story

10/24/2018
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We don’t often hear about priests abusing their adult parishioners. As advocates renew calls for accountability for priests accused of abusing children, we hear the story of a woman in Santa Clara who came to her priest for help overcoming sex addiction. She says he abused her and sent her to an exorcist. Guest: Matthias … Continue reading Priest Abuse and an Exorcism: One Santa Clara Woman’s Story →

Duration:00:10:21

Should S.F.’s Big Businesses Be Taxed to Pay for Homelessness?

10/22/2018
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A Twitter fight between two of San Francisco’s biggest, and wealthiest, tech leaders says a lot about the city’s problem with homelessness. Proposition C calls for taxing the city’s most profitable companies to double the $300 million already spent on homelessness. You might be surprised by who supports and opposes it. Guest: Guy Marzorati, KQED politics … Continue reading Should S.F.’s Big Businesses Be Taxed to Pay for Homelessness? →

Duration:00:10:42

A Raised Arm and a Clenched Fist at the 1968 Olympics

10/19/2018
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John Carlos and Tommie Smith both won medals in the same track event at the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City. On the medal stand, both raised clenched fists in a salute to Black power. The backlash that followed cost them the rest of their running careers and years of difficulty outside of sports. Fifty … Continue reading A Raised Arm and a Clenched Fist at the 1968 Olympics →

Duration:00:11:19

Who Has Power and Who Doesn’t: Changes at PG&E

10/17/2018
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Power is important. Both the kind that lets us switch on the lights and the kind that gives people the ability to make decisions for us. Tens of thousands of Northern California residents lost power over the weekend after PG&E cut electricity for safety reasons. That comes one year after fires tore through the Northern … Continue reading Who Has Power and Who Doesn’t: Changes at PG&E →

Duration:00:08:06

Fighting Homelessness in Oakland, One Vacant Lot at a Time

10/15/2018
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Oakland sure has a lot of vacant properties, despite being in the middle of a housing crisis. In November, voters will decide whether the city should tax owners of those properties to help raise millions of dollars for homeless services. But how Measure W defines what ‘vacant’ means isn’t exactly clear. Guest: Farida Jhabvala Romero, … Continue reading Fighting Homelessness in Oakland, One Vacant Lot at a Time →

Duration:00:11:40

Should We Rebuild Where Fire Could Happen Again?

10/12/2018
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New homes are popping up in Santa Rosa one year after the Northern California fires. Some are rebuilding in the exact same spots. Others are worried about losing everything again when the next fire comes, including firefighters who live there. They know more than anyone about these risks, so what would a firefighter who lost … Continue reading Should We Rebuild Where Fire Could Happen Again? →

Duration:00:11:58

Struggling to Return Home After the Fire

10/10/2018
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Kayla Swaim's home was destroyed a year ago in the Tubbs Fire. She lost everything, including her sense of safety.

Duration:00:10:38

Proposition 5: Extending Tax Breaks for Homeowners

10/8/2018
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Do you ever wish you had a coupon that would give you a discount on what you pay for your house? Proposition 13 is kind of like that. Now Proposition 5 would give homeowners over the age of 55, and a few others, the ability to take their lower property tax rates with them to … Continue reading Proposition 5: Extending Tax Breaks for Homeowners →

Duration:00:11:17

Live Event: The Bay Interviews Pulitzer-Winning Fire Reporters

10/5/2018
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Tap on The Fire Tapes to watch the full special taped on Sept. 22 in San Francisco.

Duration:00:16:35

One Crack Too Many for SF’s Salesforce Transit Center

10/3/2018
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First there was one crack. Then two. Now San Francisco’s new $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center could be shut down for weeks. In an earlier episode, we covered the opening of the transit center (called by some the Grand Central Station of the West). Today, an update on the damage then the original episode about … Continue reading One Crack Too Many for SF’s Salesforce Transit Center →

Duration:00:13:06