WWII http://kalw.org en Richmond's real life Rosies http://kalw.org/post/richmonds-real-life-rosies <p></p><p class="p1">During World War II, the city of Richmond quadrupled in size when about 70,000 workers flocked to work at the shipyards that dotted the bay’s shoreline. At the height of the war, women made up more than a quarter of the Richmond shipyard workforce. For the first time, women were allowed to work in high-paying trades, previously only done by men.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 03:13:56 +0000 Callie Shanafelt 38918 at http://kalw.org Richmond's real life Rosies Marin Headlands barracks preserve the Bay's WWII history http://kalw.org/post/marin-headlands-barracks-preserve-bays-wwii-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Francisco is the city of the Summer of Love – a place famous for peace rallies and liberal politics. So, a newcomer to the Bay Area may well feel confused at the number of forts and military bunkers clustered around the Golden Gate.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Until recently, large parcels of land in San Francisco and northward, in the Marin Headlands, belonged to the army — which was charged with protecting what was then the west coast’s most important port.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:18:14 +0000 Mary Rees 28569 at http://kalw.org Marin Headlands barracks preserve the Bay's WWII history StoryCorps: A most peculiar playground http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-most-peculiar-playground-0 <p></p><p>Marianne Gillmer was born in Germany during World War II. Growing up in her village during those tragic years was tough on her family, especially after her father died in battle. She was aware of death at a young age, but she and her best friend still found ways to remain playful and adventurous. In this story, she tells her daughter Susan about one of her most peculiar playgrounds&nbsp;– the local cemetery.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:26:57 +0000 Eva Soncin 19867 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: A most peculiar playground