sharing economy http://kalw.org en The Sharing Economy: Visit the really really free market http://kalw.org/post/sharing-economy-visit-really-really-free-market <p>When you're low on cash, there are a couple of ways to shop for clothes, shoes, or anything else you may need. &nbsp;You can probably find some good deals online at Freecycle or Craigslist or maybe you'll sift through the goods at your favorite second hand store.</p><p>Here, in &nbsp;San Francisco, you can go to the monthly Really Really Free Market. It's a swap meet but without the price tags.&nbsp;As part of our series on Sharing Economy, KALW's&nbsp;Steven Short takes us there, in this piece from our archives.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full story above.</em></p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 01:12:16 +0000 Steven Short 16160 at http://kalw.org The Sharing Economy: Visit the really really free market The Sharing Economy: Dancing it forward in Berkeley http://kalw.org/post/sharing-economy-dancing-it-forward-berkeley <p></p><p>When it comes to “going out dancing,” most people think of it as a Saturday night type of affair—a chance to get dressed up and show off some sweet moves, staying up until the wee hours. Well, it’s 11am on Sunday morning now, and for the dancers gathered at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, this is the perfect time to get their groove on.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:39:38 +0000 15919 at http://kalw.org The Sharing Economy: Dancing it forward in Berkeley The Sharing Economy: Bilingual Bike Repair in Fruitvale http://kalw.org/post/sharing-economy-bilingual-bike-repair-fruitvale <p class="p1">Bike culture in the Bay Area runs the gamut, from high performance racing to hipster fixies. Keeping a bike can be an expensive hobby, and as with cars, some people use their bikes as an extension of their personal style.</p><p class="p1">At <a href="http://www.colectivelo.org/">ColectíVelo</a>, a community bike shop in East Oakland, bicycles are still seen for their primary purpose: transportation. The shop provides free space and tools, bike repair training in Spanish and English, and access to bicycles for those with low incomes.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:28:49 +0000 14602 at http://kalw.org The Sharing Economy: Bilingual Bike Repair in Fruitvale The Sharing Economy: San Francisco's roving tailor http://kalw.org/post/sharing-economy-san-franciscos-roving-tailor <p>The door to the <a href="http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/">Luggage Store Annex</a> in San Francisco&#39;s Tenderloin district is unlocked on the 15th of each month, rain or shine, fog or wind, and a converted tamale cart is rolled onto the sidewalk. The man pushing it into place is Michael Swaine.</p><p class="p1">&ldquo;People either call me the Sewing Guy or The Roving Tailor,&rdquo; he says.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:13:23 +0000 Steven Short 14402 at http://kalw.org The Sharing Economy: San Francisco's roving tailor