Ninna Gaensler-Debs http://kalw.org en Hear Here: Jeannette King-Harris wants to turn her neighborhood around http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-jeannette-king-harris-wants-turn-her-neighborhood-around <p></p><p>Jeannette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> King-Harris grew up in Oakland and says she’s tired of all the </span>difficulties young<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> people face there today. So, she’s launching an organization called Planting Special Seeds to change that. It’s a youth empowerment program that offers job training, educational advising, and emotional support to young people from around Oakland.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:55:00 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 45028 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Jeannette King-Harris wants to turn her neighborhood around Hear Here: Pete Villaseñor finds a home in San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-pete-villase-or-finds-home-san-francisco <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pete </span>Villaseñor<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> moved to San Francisco from his home state of Texas almost 20 years ago. That’s well before the Bay’s current housing troubles began. But, moving to a new place can come with other difficulties, like homesickness. </span>Villaseñor<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> told our community storytelling project Hear Here how he found solace in a new city.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 23:02:23 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 42697 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Pete Villaseñor finds a home in San Francisco Hear Here goes to ROCK http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-goes-rock <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-38b130cc-aa45-e687-0f32-93dde455f988"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Our community storytelling project Hear Here also had the chance to visit the ROCK program at Visitacion Valley Middle School to record the stories of young people there. </span></span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:41:28 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 43030 at http://kalw.org Hear Here goes to ROCK A day with the Eviction Assistance Unit http://kalw.org/post/day-eviction-assistance-unit <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">When a landlord and a tenant are involved in a dispute, an eviction from the property is the last resort. And when evictions do occur in San Francisco, there are two people who are involved with every single one. They both make up the Eviction Assistance Unit at the Sheriff’s Department, but they don’t really act like cops. Their job is to visit anybody served an eviction notice and try to connect them to resources. </span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:50:44 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 40872 at http://kalw.org A day with the Eviction Assistance Unit Hear Here: Carolyn Brandy's mysterious dream http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-carolyn-brandys-mysterious-dream <p></p><p>Caroyln<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brandy started playing the conga drum in the late </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It was something that women didn’t really do back in those days,” Brandy says. “You didn’t grow up and think, ‘I’m </span>gonna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> be a conga drummer.’ I started just being really mesmerized by the conga.”</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 02:21:00 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 40276 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Carolyn Brandy's mysterious dream