Leila Day http://kalw.org en Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line http://kalw.org/post/sights-and-sounds-bayview-dancing-ladies-line <p></p><p><strong>Watch:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jIPmQFHkjdo" width="420"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a wide street full of work spaces, lined with cars and no trees in sight is the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center. It’s the one building on the block where there’s constant activity. Laughter pours out of the cafeteria which for now has been turned into a dance floor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:28 +0000 Leila Day 34819 at http://kalw.org Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line San Francisco elementary school PTA debates how to use funds http://kalw.org/post/san-francisco-elementary-school-pta-debates-how-use-funds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2011, the latest year that data is available, parents at San Francisco elementary schools collectively raised over five million dollars for their kids’ schools. More than half of that money was raised by only ten elementary schools in a district of 71.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:38:00 +0000 Leila Day 41463 at http://kalw.org San Francisco elementary school PTA debates how to use funds Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Bayview's Mendell Plaza http://kalw.org/post/audiographs-sound-week-bayviews-mendell-plaza <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">All week long&nbsp;we've been playing<a href="http://www.kalw.org/post/can-you-guess-audiograph-sound-week-april-7-2013" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);">&nbsp;</a><a href="http://kalw.org/post/can-you-guess-audiograph-sound-week-march-8-2014" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);">this Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Leila Day 41238 at http://kalw.org Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Bayview's Mendell Plaza Balancing being Mommy and Nanny http://kalw.org/post/balancing-being-mommy-and-nanny <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Lupita Espinoza can often be seen pushing a stroller up one of those steep San Francisco hills that many of us try to avoid. She can’t avoid it, though -- it’s the way to work.</span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">“I am very lucky that I have a nice family -- they have been flexible with me,” she says.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">She looks after two children at once, both 3-year-olds, a girl and a boy. Today she’s taken them to Precita Park, near their house, to play in the sandbox. Lupita is the little girl’s nanny; the little boy is her son, Orlando. She brings him along while she works. Since her own child is getting some of her attention, the girl’s parents pay her less than they might otherwise. </span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 01:42:34 +0000 Leila Day 38978 at http://kalw.org Balancing being Mommy and Nanny Human trafficking: A fisherman’s story http://kalw.org/post/human-trafficking-fisherman-s-story <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">San Francisco has some of the country’s highest reports of human trafficking. It’s one of the top 10 cities in the U.S</span><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> where trafficking is the worst. The practice is often called modern-day slavery: traffickers use sexual exploitation, fraud, and forced labor to keep people powerless. It’s the second most profitable crime in the world, generating more than $32 billion a year -- just behind drug trafficking. </span></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:05:20 +0000 Leila Day 38442 at http://kalw.org Human trafficking: A fisherman’s story