Shani Aviram http://kalw.org en Sacred Harp: the punk rock of choral music http://kalw.org/post/sacred-harp-punk-rock-choral-music <p></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:36:43 +0000 Shani Aviram 28002 at http://kalw.org Sacred Harp: the punk rock of choral music Fruitvale funeral home tries to improve neighborhood for the living http://kalw.org/post/fruitvale-funeral-home-tries-improve-neighborhood-living <p>In 2011, Oakland experienced a spike in violent crime after four years of declining crime rates. As of April of this year, crime has risen by 21 percent. In Fruitvale, merchants are struggling to combat the violence that is plaguing the neighborhood. One unlikely business is taking part in that effort. Cooper’s Chapel Funeral Home has been in the neighborhood for almost a century and now, a new manager is set on making the historic mortuary a vital part of the community.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:07:00 +0000 Shani Aviram 11399 at http://kalw.org Fruitvale funeral home tries to improve neighborhood for the living Trucking through the port of Oakland http://kalw.org/post/trucking-through-port-oakland <p><span style="background-color: transparent;">Oakland has the 5th busiest port in the country. According to the Port of Oakland they support between 50,000 and 73,000 jobs in Northern California, making it one of the Bay Area&rsquo;s biggest economic engines. The port of Oakland says that economic development is its primary driver, but the truck drivers who make a living running goods to and from the port say deteriorating working conditions are cutting into their bottom line.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 01:03:58 +0000 Shani Aviram 4242 at http://kalw.org Trucking through the port of Oakland