Hear Here 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 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 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