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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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Banning RV Life in the Heart of Silicon Valley

6/28/2019
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Google pledged $1 billion earlier this month to help ease Silicon Valley’s housing crisis. That crisis is playing out in Google’s home city of Mountain View, where city leaders want to ban RVs from parking overnight on city streets. RV dwellers say they have nowhere else to go. But some Mountain View residents say they’re … Continue reading Banning RV Life in the Heart of Silicon Valley →

Duration:00:15:05

How Gay Activists in San Francisco Educated the World About AIDS

6/26/2019
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A San Francisco nurse named Bobbi Campbell was the first person to publicly announce he had a cancer associated with AIDS in 1981. Around this time, he convinced a Castro drugstore to display pictures of his lesions to educate other gay men in the city. This was the beginning of an activist-led campaign to alert … Continue reading How Gay Activists in San Francisco Educated the World About AIDS →

Duration:00:15:16

A Mural That Doesn’t Age Well: The Debate Over the George Washington Murals in S.F.

6/24/2019
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Can an artist’s original intentions withstand the test of time and modern sentiment? A mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco — that some have described as degrading; others have called it historic — will be obscured from public view. The question is how? The muralist Victor Arnautoff intended to tell a genuine … Continue reading A Mural That Doesn’t Age Well: The Debate Over the George Washington Murals in S.F. →

Duration:00:14:38

A Migrant’s Journey from El Salvador to the Bay Area

6/21/2019
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President Trump on Monday announced that federal immigration officers were gearing up for deportations next week. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responded by urging her community to be prepared. It’s unclear whether the federal government is even capable of widespread raids or deportations, and who exactly they’re targeting. Trump administration officials have said their immigration policies … Continue reading A Migrant’s Journey from El Salvador to the Bay Area →

Duration:00:19:01

The Woman Who Kept Juneteenth Alive in San Francisco

6/19/2019
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San Francisco’s Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery, is one of the largest gatherings of African Americans in California every year. This year’s Juneteenth parade was named in honor of Rachel Townsend, a leader in San Francisco’s black community who died of sudden illness in 2018. Townsend was active in San Francisco and Oakland … Continue reading The Woman Who Kept Juneteenth Alive in San Francisco →

Duration:00:11:57

The Price of Owning the Power Grid

6/17/2019
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Environmental activists in San Francisco have long called for the city to have its own public power system. The idea never took off until PG&E went bankrupt, again, in January. The private utility company owns most of the power grid that delivers the city’s power, but S.F. leaders worry PG&E will raise rates and prioritize … Continue reading The Price of Owning the Power Grid →

Duration:00:13:34

From Quentin to the Kitchen: Preparing for Life After Prison in the Bay Area

6/14/2019
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Formerly incarcerated people who can’t find work within the first year of their release face a 52 percent chance of returning to prison. Those who do find work have a better chance of staying out. “Coming out, it’s kind of hard having to ask people for a second chance,” said Joel McCarter, who was released … Continue reading From Quentin to the Kitchen: Preparing for Life After Prison in the Bay Area →

Duration:00:13:47

Why San Francisco Wants to Stop Charging Inmates for Phone Calls

6/12/2019
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The cost of going to jail is both personal and financial. That’s exacerbated by the price of phone calls from the inside.

Duration:00:11:15

A ‘Surreal’ and Emotional Graduation for Paradise High

6/10/2019
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“Surreal” is the word Paradise High School seniors used over and over again to describe their graduation months after the deadly Camp Fire that leveled most of the town. Most of the students lost homes in the fire, the most deadly and destructive fire in recorded California history. Last week’s ceremony was the first time … Continue reading A ‘Surreal’ and Emotional Graduation for Paradise High →

Duration:00:17:52

Teachers Strike Close to Graduation Leaves Students in Limbo

6/7/2019
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The New Haven Teachers Association rejected an offer Thursday from district leaders hoping to put an end to a 14-day teachers strike at the East Bay school district.

Duration:00:11:26

The Exploitation of Creative People and Their Passions

6/5/2019
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It’s hard enough to live, work and survive in the Bay Area. But people whose work is their passion often make additional sacrifices to do what they love. Many of you shared stories of “passion exploitation” after KQED Arts published an article in March about how San Francisco’s Apple store paid in-store performers with merchandise … Continue reading The Exploitation of Creative People and Their Passions →

Duration:00:12:41

Mental Healthcare for All?

6/3/2019
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It’s not uncommon to see people struggling with mental health in San Francisco. People experiencing the trauma of homelessness often have their worst days unfold on city streets. San Francisco supervisors plan to introduce a November ballot proposal this week to let voters decide whether to offer universal mental health care for all residents. It … Continue reading Mental Healthcare for All? →

Duration:00:11:25

The New Resistance to Vallejo Police Violence

5/31/2019
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This month, Vallejo Police released body camera footage from the February 2018 shooting death of Ronnell Foster. Vallejo police fatally shot Foster after attempting to stop him for a minor traffic infraction. Foster was riding his bike in the dark without a light before being chased by police. A year later, the same officer involved … Continue reading The New Resistance to Vallejo Police Violence →

Duration:00:16:04

A Prescription Your Doctor Can’t Write: Housing As Healthcare

5/29/2019
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When Bay Area cities clear homeless encampments, proponents of such plans often say they’re trying to fix a public health issue, or that encampments have become unsafe and unhealthy. On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council doubled-down by taking no action on a proposal that would have temporarily stopped enforcement of an ordinance to clear sidewalks … Continue reading A Prescription Your Doctor Can’t Write: Housing As Healthcare →

Duration:00:16:44

Why We Need ‘Truth Be Told’: A New KQED Advice Podcast About Race for People of Color

5/24/2019
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When Tonya Mosley thinks about conversations she’s had with friends and family about race, she’s usually asking for advice. Now, there’s a podcast for that — and Tonya is hosting it. Truth Be Told is a show about race created for people of color, by people of color. The episodes tackle topics like colonized desire … Continue reading Why We Need ‘Truth Be Told’: A New KQED Advice Podcast About Race for People of Color →

Duration:00:15:09

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