Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project 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: Tara Hagins remembers a loved one through the music he loved http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-tara-hagins-remembers-loved-one-through-music-he-loved <div><br /><p></p></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Music has played a big role in Tara Hagins' life, beginning when she was 14 and started going to rock concerts with her cousin Holly.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Melanie Young 44451 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Tara Hagins remembers a loved one through the music he loved 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: Life lessons from Rutka Messinger http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-life-lessons-rutka-messinger <p></p><p></p><p>Rutka<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Messinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a retired high school literature teacher living in San Francisco’s Richmond District. But, she wasn’t born here. She was actually born in a concentration camp in Siberia at the tail end of World War II. Both her parents survived the Holocaust. Soon after </span>Messinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was born they fled the camp and began what she calls a long and complicated story. Her family ended up in Israel, where she lived until moving to the United States.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here, </span>Messinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says she sees beauty all around her – especially in her neighborhood. And she says if you look for good things, you’ll see them, too.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:56:57 +0000 Melanie Young 42843 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Life lessons from Rutka Messinger Hear Here: Viola Rusca's memories of San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-viola-ruscas-memories-san-francisco <p></p><p>Viola Rusca has been watching San Francisco evolve for over nine decades. She shared some of her childhood memories from growing up in Visitacion Valley with our Hear Here community storytelling project.&nbsp;</p><p>"Well everything was dirt," Rusca remembers about the streets in her neighborhood.&nbsp;"Because I remember my father... the Italians liked to play bocce ball. &nbsp;Because our&nbsp;street was dirt, his friends would come on Sunday and play bocce ball."</p><p><em>Click the audio player above to hear the story.</em></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:56:53 +0000 Wendy Baker 41411 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Viola Rusca's memories of San Francisco