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Bay Curious

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Bay Curious is a podcast about the unexplored San Francisco Bay Area. Each week we take a deep dive into the mysteries that make this area quirky, delightful and, at times, dysfunctional. It’s a show about questions — and the adventures you stumble upon when you go looking for answers. Now here’s the twist: You ask the questions. You decide what we work on. You help us find the answer. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore the Bay one bite-sized episode at a time. The show is produced at KQED in San Francisco. Learn more at BayCurious.org.

Bay Curious is a podcast about the unexplored San Francisco Bay Area. Each week we take a deep dive into the mysteries that make this area quirky, delightful and, at times, dysfunctional. It’s a show about questions — and the adventures you stumble upon when you go looking for answers. Now here’s the twist: You ask the questions. You decide what we work on. You help us find the answer. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore the Bay one bite-sized episode at a time. The show is produced at KQED in San Francisco. Learn more at BayCurious.org.
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Location:

San Francisco, CA

Networks:

KQED

Description:

Bay Curious is a podcast about the unexplored San Francisco Bay Area. Each week we take a deep dive into the mysteries that make this area quirky, delightful and, at times, dysfunctional. It’s a show about questions — and the adventures you stumble upon when you go looking for answers. Now here’s the twist: You ask the questions. You decide what we work on. You help us find the answer. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore the Bay one bite-sized episode at a time. The show is produced at KQED in San Francisco. Learn more at BayCurious.org.

Language:

English

Contact:

(415) 864-2000


Episodes

From Aviators to Apps: The Evolution of Traffic Data

1/17/2019
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Watch the video: Meet Joe McConnell and Julie Deppish Read online: From Aviators to Apps: The Evolution of Traffic Data Reported by Olivia Allen-Price. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Ryan Levi, Paul Lancour and Katie McMurran. Additional support from Julie Caine, Suzie Racho, Ethan Lindsey and David Weir. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Ask us a question or sign up for our newsletter at BayCurious.org. Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.

Duration:00:10:28

When Recycling Pays the Bills … and When It Doesn’t

1/10/2019
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In California over 18 billion beverage containers were recycled in 2017. Meet some of the people who recycled them and what their scraps are worth.

Duration:00:09:00

Who Invented the Martini? A Bay Area Story, With a Twist

1/3/2019
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There are two origin stories for the much-beloved martini, and both place its birth in the Bay Area.

Duration:00:08:35

Lightning Round: Brisbane’s Stars, Millbrae’s Sweet Smells and Red Rock Island

12/27/2018
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For our last episode of the year, we get the answers to three of your questions: What's with the stars in Brisbane? Why does Millbrae BART station smell like chocolate? And is Red Rock Island for sale?

Duration:00:11:35

Stew on This: Cioppino Comes From San Francisco, Not Italy

12/20/2018
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'You have to come to San Francisco to eat cioppino, and you should come to the Wharf and have it because this is where it was born.'

Duration:00:07:01

Black Power, the 1968 Olympics and the San Jose State Students Who Shook the World

12/13/2018
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As John Carlos and Tommie Smith stood on the medal stand, raising their fists in a black power salute, the San Jose State students were praying they didn't get shot.

Duration:00:11:34

How SantaCon Got Its Start in San Francisco Counterculture

12/6/2018
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The event's roots go back to 1994, when a counterculture group called the Cacophony Society hosted "Cheap Suit Santas."

Duration:00:08:51

Bike Theft: How It Works, and What Police Are Doing in San Francisco

11/29/2018
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Thousands of bikes are stolen in San Francisco every year. What are police doing about it? And how does this crime operation work?

Duration:00:11:33

Why Are San Francisco Houses So Close Together?

11/22/2018
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Early on, housing lots in San Francisco were subdivided into plots as little as 25 feet wide, just enough room for a parlor and a staircase.

Duration:00:08:53

‘Frisco’: It’s Not Just for Tourists

11/15/2018
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Frisco is the nickname we love to hate. How did this once widely-used name fall out of favor?

Duration:00:10:31

There Were Once More Than 425 Shellmounds in the Bay Area. Where Did They Go?

11/8/2018
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These mounds were used by Ohlone as burial sites for their ancestors, to help navigate bay waters and as a gathering place.

Duration:00:11:57

Why Is Part of Alameda Island in San Francisco?

11/1/2018
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The answer stretches back to 1820, when California was still a part of Spain.

Duration:00:11:56

Ghost of a Legend: How a San Francisco Civil Rights Icon Was Made a Monster

10/25/2018
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One of San Francisco's purported 'ghosts' has a remarkable real-life story often left out of San Francisco's history books.

Duration:00:11:14

The San Francisco Origins of Green Goddess Dressing

10/18/2018
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California's iconic Green Goddess Dressing may be herbal and delicious — but its name has a not-so-savory history.

Duration:00:09:04

Should Californians Allow Rent Control to Expand? Proposition 10, Explained

10/12/2018
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Proposition 10 aims to overturn the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing act, which limits rent control throughout the state.

Duration:00:10:54

Voting on EMT Breaks, Children’s Hospitals and Dialysis Profits. Propositions 4, 8 and 11 Explained

10/11/2018
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Wonky and easy to overlook, these health-related propositions could have a big impact on Californians and the rest of the country.

Duration:00:13:39

Should California Expand Tax Breaks for Older Homeowners? Propositions 5, 1 and 2, Explained

10/10/2018
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Propositions 5 would expand the ability of older Californians to take advantage of property tax breaks put into place 40 years ago by Proposition 13.

Duration:00:13:07

Voting on Daylight Saving Time, Animal Confinement and Water. Propositions 3, 7 and 12, Explained

10/9/2018
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Should California go full-time daylight saving time? Take animals out of cages? Pass a water bond? For Bay Curious Prop Week, we explore the three science-related propositions.

Duration:00:11:06

What If Californians Repealed the Gas Tax? Proposition 6, Explained

10/8/2018
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Bay Curious Prop Week: If Proposition 6 is approved, it would repeal SB 1, the gas tax and vehicle fee increase passed by state lawmakers last year.

Duration:00:10:39

This Is Only a Test: San Francisco’s Tuesday Noon Siren

10/4/2018
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This weekly siren test even has its own Yelp page. Average rating: 4 stars.

Duration:00:09:33