Martina Castro http://kalw.org en Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Bill Fontana’s Sonic Dreamscape of North Beach http://kalw.org/post/audiographs-sound-week-bill-fontana-s-sonic-dreamscape-north-beach <p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:33:39 +0000 Martina Castro 45483 at http://kalw.org Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Bill Fontana’s Sonic Dreamscape of North Beach Bay Area Beats: The songstresses of Yesway and their first full-length album http://kalw.org/post/bay-area-beats-songstresses-yesway-and-their-first-full-length-album <p>Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing are best friends. They were both in separate bands and living in Marin County when they decided to go on tour together. They ended up in Norway and decided to form a duo. But it wasn’t until they got back from their trip that they came up with their name.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 03:55:41 +0000 Martina Castro 44510 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Beats: The songstresses of Yesway and their first full-length album StoryCorps: Navigating patients to spiritual health at Highland Hospital http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-navigating-patients-spiritual-health-highland-hospital <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From time to time, the </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> team goes mobile, and collects interviews at different sites around the Bay Area. One of the places they visited was Highland Hospital in East Oakland. The public hospital has been around since 1927, and has since served thousands of patients from all walks of life.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:28:58 +0000 Martina Castro 34880 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: Navigating patients to spiritual health at Highland Hospital A centenarian reveals the keys to longevity http://kalw.org/post/centenarian-reveals-keys-longevity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lot of the change we’re seeing in the Bay Area is happening rapidly. Neighborhoods, industries, and infrastructure are transforming right before our eyes.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now, just imagine how much things have changed in the last hundred years. Well, 103 years, to be precise.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1911...Back then, you got around the Bay Area by boat - the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges wouldn’t exist for another couple decades. Silicon Valley was rural farmland, filled with fruit trees and cornfields. William Howard Taft was president, Orville Wright kept a glider airborne for almost ten whole minutes, and we were still a few years away from the start of World War I.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1911 also marked the year that Dr. Ephraim P. </span>Engleman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was born. He directs the Rosslyn Russell Medical Research Center for Arthritis at UCSF, and he just released a book called, 'My Century.'&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is his birthday. In this story from our archives, </span>KALW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martina Castro asked him to share some of his rules for living.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Martina Castro 21585 at http://kalw.org A centenarian reveals the keys to longevity Iraq Connection: Interview with Hesham Alalusi http://kalw.org/post/iraq-connection-interview-hesham-alalusi <p></p><p>Hesham Alalusi, is an Iraqi American living in the Bay Area. He left Iraq in the 1980's and using his own funds&nbsp; started the Alalusi Foundation. His foundation offers assistance to refugees trying to put their lives back together, like Ahmed Al Kubaisi, a young man who was shot in Fallujah and is now getting medical aide at a hospital here in the bay area.&nbsp; Alalusi says that he's seen the difference that the organization has been able to make in refugee's lives but the devastation in his region is ongoing.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:16:05 +0000 Martina Castro 41178 at http://kalw.org Iraq Connection: Interview with Hesham Alalusi