Place profile http://kalw.org en Hear Here: Un voyage à L’Alliance Française http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-un-voyage-l-alliance-fran-aise <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve been asking our staff to go out to a place they've never been. Reporter Eva </span>Soncin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brought back this profile from somewhere she hasn’t visited but that’s close to her roots. This week we venture to </span>L’Alliance<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Français<span style="line-height: 1.5;">e</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Berkeley, a non-profit organization encouraging the study of French language and culture, through classes, tutoring, and social gatherings.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:12:11 +0000 Eva Soncin 24135 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Un voyage à L’Alliance Française Hear Here: Armenian Community Center Bingo Hall http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-armenian-community-center-bingo-hall <p></p><p>Sometimes we pass a place in our neighborhood everyday, but never know what happens behind the building's facade. When KALW's Anna Sterling decided to look a little deeper into the Armenian Community Center, she discovered a committed father-daughter team of bingo champs.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:22:17 +0000 Anna Sterling 23990 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Armenian Community Center Bingo Hall Hear Here: Sam Adato’s Drum Shop, an institution for drummers http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-sam-adato-s-drum-shop-institution-drummers <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The phone is ringing and a constant stream of people are coming through the gated door. Sam </span>Adato<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a long-haired rocker and owner of the drum shop, buzzes them in from behind the counter.</span></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:10:58 +0000 Laura Flynn 22833 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Sam Adato’s Drum Shop, an institution for drummers Hear Here: Peace and quiet at the Mormon temple http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-peace-and-quiet-mormon-temple <p></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:45:39 +0000 Isabel Angell 21533 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Peace and quiet at the Mormon temple Hear Here: Unexpected treasure at the Alemany Flea Market http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-unexpected-treasure-alemany-flea-market <p>The Alemany Flea Market is a San Francisco institution.&nbsp; Every Sunday, vendors of useless knickknacks and pricey treasures set-up their wares in the dirt lot along Alemany Boulevard under the 280 underpass. And then they wait for the right buyer to come along. As part of our place profile series, KALW’s Penina Eilberg-Schwartz headed to the market to ask people about what this long-running market means to them.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:54:40 +0000 Penina Eilberg-Schwartz 21481 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Unexpected treasure at the Alemany Flea Market