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The True History of Irish Coffee and Its San Francisco Origins

11/16/2017
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Legend has it the Irish coffee was brought to the U.S. by the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco.

Duration: 00:09:36


Bay Curious Lightning Round: Inspiration for AT-ATs, the ‘Tenderloin’ and Popeye’s Voice

11/9/2017
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'Were the AT-ATs in 'Star Wars' inspired by the cranes at the Port of Oakland?' and more questions answered!

Duration: 00:15:12


El Camino Not-So-Real: The True Story of the ‘Ancient Road’

11/2/2017
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Legend has it that El Camino Real is an ancient road that connects the Spanish missions. But is it true?

Duration: 00:08:54


Why Are There So Many Dead People in Colma? And So Few in San Francisco?

10/26/2017
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Decades ago, hundreds of thousands of bodies were moved from San Francisco to Colma.

Duration: 00:08:02


Wildfires: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

10/19/2017
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What does containment mean? How are wildfires named? What happens after your house burns?

Duration: 00:14:01


What are the Mysterious Brick Circles in San Francisco Intersections?

10/12/2017
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They're a reminder of the city's early history, and still have a practical use today.

Duration: 00:09:33


How San Francisco’s Drag Royalty Does Good, While Looking Fierce

10/5/2017
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How an S.F. drag artist founded one of the biggest and most bejeweled charities dedicated to LGBTQ causes.

Duration: 00:12:54


Their Country Hated Them, But They Fought for It Anyway

9/28/2017
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Meet the Japanese-American combat unit that fought fearlessly during World War II, in spite of it all.

Duration: 00:11:48


Quake Prep: BART’s Tunnel Plan and the Muni Bus That Could Save You

9/21/2017
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After the big one: From getting people out of the Transbay Tube to shuttling injured people in a converted Muni bus.

Duration: 00:09:55


History of the Berkeley Pier: A Ferry Tale

9/14/2017
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What's the story behind this super-long pier that once nearly stretched from Berkeley to Treasure Island?

Duration: 00:06:12


Parking After the Street Sweeper Passes: Legal or Not?

8/31/2017
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There's one 'no parking' sign in San Francisco that you can bend the rules on ... if the conditions are right.

Duration: 00:06:38


The History of Nudity in San Francisco Uncovered

8/24/2017
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Whether at Baker Beach or Bay to Breakers, it’s not unusual to see public nudity in San Francisco.

Duration: 00:11:20


Rusty Navy: The Bay Area’s ‘Mothball Fleet’ Enters a New Era

8/17/2017
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Clusters of old military ships are anchored side by side in Suisun Bay. Most of them are decades old.

Duration: 00:08:54


What Gets Shipped Through the Port of Oakland?

8/10/2017
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Bay Curious finds out what stuff and how much of it comes through the Port of Oakland.

Duration: 00:05:18


Mountain Lions: Real Threat to Bay Area Hikers?

8/3/2017
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A Bay Curious listener who hikes a lot wonders: Should he be scared of mountain lions? We find out for him.

Duration: 00:08:59


The Mesmerizing Machine That Makes Your Golden Gate Bridge Drive Less Terrifying

7/27/2017
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Two years ago, a big steel-and-concrete median barrier went in on the Golden Gate Bridge. Bay Curious answers all your questions about it.

Duration: 00:06:40


The Island Ghost Town in the Middle of San Francisco Bay

7/20/2017
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It's illegal to step foot in this Bay Area ghost town ... so we visited for you.

Duration: 00:10:19


What Is the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Why Is It in San Jose?

7/13/2017
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'We host 110,000 guests per year, and about 26,000 of them are sixth-graders,' says the museum's executive director.

Duration: 00:10:31


Why the ‘O’ in San Francisco’s Airport Code, SFO?

6/29/2017
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Why the "O" in SFO? And why is one of Chicago's airports coded ORD? And IAD for Dulles?

Duration: 00:04:09


Homelessness: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

6/22/2017
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What causes homelessness? Are people getting bused to San Francisco? Can we build tiny homes here? Answers to these questions and more.

Duration: 00:16:33

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