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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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Why San Jose Ain’t San Jose Without the Sharks

5/22/2019
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So much has changed in San Jose since the Sharks first came to the city in 1993. Its population has spiked to more than 1 million, the median home price is around $1 million, and the SAP Center (aka the Shark Tank) isn’t the only development getting attention anymore. While the city’s identity has become … Continue reading Why San Jose Ain’t San Jose Without the Sharks →

Duration:00:08:05

Why Is My Restaurant Server Always White?

5/20/2019
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When you get your check at a restaurant, there’s a good chance your server is white. There’s an even better chance that the cooks and dishwashers in the back of the house are POC who get considerably less money, according to a new study that evaluated Bay Area restaurants for racial equity. That’s why some … Continue reading Why Is My Restaurant Server Always White? →

Duration:00:11:17

PG&E Blamed For Sparking Deadly Camp Fire. Now What?

5/17/2019
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It’s confirmed: A PG&E transmission line sparked the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history last November in Butte County. Cal Fire announced Wednesday the result of its investigation into the Camp Fire that killed 85 people and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes. Now it’s up to the Butte County District Attorney to determine if … Continue reading PG&E Blamed For Sparking Deadly Camp Fire. Now What? →

Duration:00:17:26

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

5/15/2019
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We use facial recognition technology to unlock our cell phones, doors, and find friends on social media apps. But there’s a real fear about how tech companies and government is recording our faces and tracking our movements. That’s one reason why the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban city agencies, including the … Continue reading San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology →

Duration:00:10:54

Would You Stop Driving Through Downtown San Francisco if You Had to Pay to Do It?

5/13/2019
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Driving through downtown San Francisco has always been hell (good luck getting across Market Street). Traffic has gotten worse with job growth and the advent of ride-hailing apps like Lyft and Uber. Could congestion pricing help? San Francisco is studying whether to charge people who drive through some of the busiest parts of the city. … Continue reading Would You Stop Driving Through Downtown San Francisco if You Had to Pay to Do It? →

Duration:00:14:05

Should SF’s Chinatown Muni Station Be Named After Rose Pak?

5/10/2019
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The legacy of Rose Pak returns to San Francisco. A proposal to name a future Muni rail station after the late Chinatown activist provoked a protest at City Hall this week, and debates over how to recognize her achievements for Chinatown. Although she never held elected office, Pak was a major player in city politics … Continue reading Should SF’s Chinatown Muni Station Be Named After Rose Pak? →

Duration:00:15:17

In Silicon Valley, the Color of Your Badge Is A Status Symbol

5/8/2019
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Uber drivers are planning to strike Wednesday by turning off their apps ahead of the company’s public offering, which is expected to be the largest of the new tech IPOs this year. Drivers say they want higher pay and benefits. Uber has avoided having to provide benefits because their drivers are considered independent contractors. In … Continue reading In Silicon Valley, the Color of Your Badge Is A Status Symbol →

Duration:00:13:16

Oakland Ghost Ship Trial: What We Learned From Opening Statements

5/6/2019
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A new narrative surfaced about what could have caused the deadly Oakland warehouse fire in 2016 that killed 36 people. Defense attorneys have introduced the possibility that the fire was caused by arson. As testimony begins this week, the trial is reopening old wounds for families and friends of the victims, as well as a … Continue reading Oakland Ghost Ship Trial: What We Learned From Opening Statements →

Duration:00:14:49

Why Are There No Filipina Disney Princesses? #YouthTakeoverKQED

5/3/2019
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Filipinos are huge part of life and culture in the Bay Area. But the spotlight rarely falls on them, especially in media. El Cerrito High School senior Rachel Manila doesn’t remember seeing anyone who looked like in her in movies, on TV or in books. “I just didn’t see anything, like any Filipinos ever … … Continue reading Why Are There No Filipina Disney Princesses? #YouthTakeoverKQED →

Duration:00:13:49

Basically, Nothing in the Bay Area is Affordable to Someone Making $64,000

5/1/2019
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We all know it’s expensive to live in the Bay Area. But just how unaffordable is it? Reporters with the Mercury News and the East Bay Times looked at how high rents and mortgages have climbed since 2012, and it will blow your mind. People making $100,000 can afford to live in just 28 percent … Continue reading Basically, Nothing in the Bay Area is Affordable to Someone Making $64,000 →

Duration:00:11:45

The Bay Live: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

4/29/2019
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High rent. Long commutes. Expensive food. Childcare. Sea level rise. Gentrification. These are just some of the challenges of living in the Bay Area. Many are asking, should I stay or should I go? Or more pointedly, can I stay? If it’s not you, it’s your friends or your family who have grappled with these … Continue reading The Bay Live: Should I Stay Or Should I Go? →

Duration:00:51:35

Why You Can’t Talk About Food Without Talking About Identity, According To S.F. Food Critic Soleil Ho

4/26/2019
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The San Francisco Chronicle’s newest food critic has been on the job for about three months now. Since starting, Soleil Ho has written about ethical eating in the age of #MeToo, and how much we’re willing to pay for human interaction at restaurants. We revisit our conversation with Soleil Ho, and how she approaches food criticism … Continue reading Why You Can’t Talk About Food Without Talking About Identity, According To S.F. Food Critic Soleil Ho →

Duration:00:15:42

Report Validates Women’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against S.F. Yoga Guru

4/24/2019
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More women came forward after KQED published an investigation last year showing sexual misconduct allegations against Manouso Manos, a prominent international yoga teacher based in San Francisco. The reporting prompted an investigation by the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S., which recently released findings validating several women’s claims. Manos has been banned from the … Continue reading Report Validates Women’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against S.F. Yoga Guru →

Duration:00:13:06

#Rightnowish: KQED’s Newest Show Spotlights Artists With a Message

4/19/2019
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There are a ton of artists, creators and thinkers in the Bay Area who have messages for society. KQED’s newest radio show Rightnowish highlights them. Author and KQED Arts writer Pendarvis Harshaw brings us into conversations as he embeds himself in Bay Area life and culture. Guest: Pendarvis Harshaw, KQED Arts writer and author of … Continue reading #Rightnowish: KQED’s Newest Show Spotlights Artists With a Message →

Duration:00:12:39

Will High-Speed Rail Ever Make It to the Bay Area?

4/17/2019
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California’s bullet train project was designed to get people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than three hours. But after years of legal and financial battles, the future of that full project is unclear. For now, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is focused on building the route from Merced to Bakersfield. Frustrated residents … Continue reading Will High-Speed Rail Ever Make It to the Bay Area? →

Duration:00:16:23

The Fight Over Building a Homeless Navigation Center on San Francisco’s Embarcadero

4/15/2019
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Neighbors of San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront community were fired up when the city proposed building a 225-bed navigation center for the homeless. First, competing Go Fund Me pages were set up to raise money for litigating the matter. Then, Mayor London Breed was shouted down at a meeting about the shelter. This week, the city … Continue reading The Fight Over Building a Homeless Navigation Center on San Francisco’s Embarcadero →

Duration:00:11:40

How Screwed is the Bay Area Because of Tech IPOs?

4/12/2019
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First it was Lyft. Next is Pinterest. Eventually, Uber, Slack, Airbnb and Postmates. All these tech companies are expected to go public this year. There’s wide speculation that these IPOs are going to make San Francisco even more expensive and impossible to live here. But one writer isn’t buying that. Or, at least, she doesn’t … Continue reading How Screwed is the Bay Area Because of Tech IPOs? →

Duration:00:10:27

Does East Bay Presidential Candidate Eric Swalwell Stand a Chance?

4/10/2019
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U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell doesn’t have the name recognition or the money that the other presidential candidates have. As the 18th Democratic candidate entering the race, he’s starting a little behind. But the 38-year-old, Iowa-born congressman is a frequent guest on cable news shows rebutting President Trump and his administration’s policies. Is that enough? Guest: Scott … Continue reading Does East Bay Presidential Candidate Eric Swalwell Stand a Chance? →

Duration:00:11:29

Watching Yosemite’s Lyell Glacier Die

4/8/2019
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As a geologist, Greg Stock never imagined he’d witness the death of a glacier. The Lyell Glacier is Yosemite National Park’s largest ice mass, and Stock has been researching it for more than a decade. The famed California scientist John Muir first studied the Lyell in the 1870s. But the glacier has slowly shrunk. Soon … Continue reading Watching Yosemite’s Lyell Glacier Die →

Duration:00:12:14

It’s Baaack! Controversial Housing Bill SB 50 Passes First Test

4/5/2019
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Unlike its epic failure last year, SB 50 passed its first test this week in the state Senate Housing Committee hearing. The bill introduced by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener would allow developers to build taller, denser housing near certain transit and job centers. Wiener has support from big city mayors, but not from several … Continue reading It’s Baaack! Controversial Housing Bill SB 50 Passes First Test →

Duration:00:13:00