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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

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

S.F. School Lottery: Time For It To Go?

9/27/2018
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Three San Francisco school board members are calling for an end to the current student assignment system.

Duration:00:11:25

The Story Behind Belmont’s Painted Fire Hydrants

9/20/2018
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Fire hydrants in this town have one-of-a-kind paint jobs that date back to the early 1970s.

Duration:00:06:16

Could Creating One Bay Area City Solve the Housing Crisis?

9/13/2018
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What if we looked at a regional approach to housing? Could we save millennials, seniors, locals and future locals like we saved the bay?

Duration:00:09:39

How Do You Define the ‘Bay Area’?

9/6/2018
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Where the boundaries of this region are will vary according to who you ask and what you're looking to define.

Duration:00:08:31

The Mystery of the ‘East Bay Walls’

8/30/2018
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For more than a century, the stone walls scattered through the East Bay hills have proven a puzzle. Reported by Dan Brekke. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Paul Lancour, Ryan Levi and Suzie Racho. Additional support from Ethan Lindsey, Katie McMurran and Pat Yollin. Holly Kernan is Vice President for News. 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:00:10:31

Who’s Behind the Knitted Animals in San Francisco’s Civic Center?

8/23/2018
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Some have called yarn bombing a feminist response to graffiti. Meet the sisters behind one of San Francisco's most prominent displays.

Duration:00:08:00

Is Ultimate Frisbee the Golf of Silicon Valley?

8/16/2018
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Why does it seem like a lot of start-up execs play ultimate frisbee and use that to network with VCs?

Duration:00:09:29

Palms, Prophecy … and Permits? How Fortunetelling Works in the Bay

8/9/2018
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How the state Supreme Court cleared the way for psychics in California, and how regulation works.

Duration:00:12:00

Ode to the Foghorn: The Sound of the Sea

8/2/2018
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Take a trip around the San Francisco Bay and get to know our local foghorns -- where they are, how they work, who turns them on.

Duration:00:11:59

Why So Windy? Why So Foggy? And What’s With Karl?

7/26/2018
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We take a closer look at what causes the wind and fog to descend upon parts of our region each summer.

Duration:00:09:18

Why Is Lane Splitting Only Legal in California? And Is it Safe?

7/19/2018
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People have a lot of feelings about lane splitting, but they don’t always have all the information.

Duration:00:09:21

Hetch Hetchy Water’s Epic Journey, From Mountains to Tap

7/12/2018
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Take a journey with the Bay Area's drinking water -- from mountain to tap.

Duration:00:09:09

Cracking the Bizarre Urban Legend of Alameda’s Little People Houses

7/5/2018
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A small street inadvertently becomes ground zero for so-called "Hobbit Hunters," but is there truth in the legends?

Duration:00:09:47

Is Rent Control Working and Should We Have More or Less of It?

6/28/2018
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Rent control is in at least 15 California cities, but even in those cities there are many limits on what can be rent controlled. A proposition on the November ballot could get rid of those limits, but should it?

Duration:00:09:51