Alyssa Kapnik http://kalw.org en American Jerusalem: Documentary spotlights Jewish history in San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/american-jerusalem-documentary-spotlights-jewish-history-san-francisco <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sutro Baths, Wells Fargo, Stern Grove… What these San Francisco icons have in common is they were all founded or developed by Jews. &nbsp;Jewish people have been living in San Francisco since the beginning of this great city, and that’s the topic of a new documentary called American Jerusalem.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:56:45 +0000 Alyssa Kapnik 36634 at http://kalw.org American Jerusalem: Documentary spotlights Jewish history in San Francisco Bay Area Beats: The SHE'S http://kalw.org/post/bay-area-beats-shes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You've probably been seeing this next band around town for a while, on line-ups at clubs like Bottom of the Hill and The Independent. They've been playing the show circuit for over four years and have a following that stretches as far as London, England.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:01:09 +0000 Alyssa Kapnik 23787 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Beats: The SHE'S The sounds of Pixar http://kalw.org/post/sounds-pixar <p>The Bay Area is home to one of the world’s most famous animated film production companies: Pixar. They’ve taken us into the worlds of rebellious toys, struggling superheros, lonely old men, wandering fish, brave young redheads.</p><p>But the worlds they create depend greatly on the sounds that exist there.</p><p>For that step, Pixar sends their animated films to Skywalker Ranch in Marin. &nbsp;That's where sound designer Tom Myers works his sonic magic, bringing animated characters to life.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:35:46 +0000 Alyssa Kapnik & Seth Samuel 39996 at http://kalw.org The sounds of Pixar Give me shelter, San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/give-me-shelter-san-francisco <p></p><p>A lot of things make San Francisco a unique city -- and one is the sheer number of dogs. &nbsp;There are more dogs than there are children. &nbsp;Something like 120,000 canines inhabit this metropolis, and thousands of those dogs are dropped off at local shelters each year. &nbsp;Lost, abandoned, orphaned or mistreated by former owners.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:13:00 +0000 Alyssa Kapnik 27638 at http://kalw.org Give me shelter, San Francisco 400 amateur singers take on Mozart with just a few hours practice http://kalw.org/post/400-amateur-singers-take-mozart-just-few-hours-practice <p></p><p></p><p><em>Twice a year the San Francisco Symphony hosts workshops called &ldquo;Sing Out Davies&rdquo;, as part of the symphony&#39;s Community of Music Makers program. For one evening, singers from around the Bay Area come together to make music as one. &nbsp;KALW&#39;s Alyssa Kapnik stood among them for a recent workshop and brought back their impressions of what it&#39;s like to be an ordinary person in such an extraordinary experience. &nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:16:14 +0000 Alyssa Kapnik 32529 at http://kalw.org 400 amateur singers take on Mozart with just a few hours practice