Alcatraz http://kalw.org en Swimming from Alcatraz to heal body and soul http://kalw.org/post/swimming-alcatraz-heal-body-and-soul <p class="p1">The sun is just beginning to rise over the glassy water at San Francisco’s aquatic park. Karen Wapato is beaming as she emerges from the Bay and peels off her goggles.</p><p class="p1">“It was better than yesterday,” she says. “I keep on just telling myself, stay calm don’t panic, keep breathing, try to keep my stroke real smooth as smooth as I can,” she says as she catches her breath.</p><p class="p1">Wapato has never swum in the ocean before, and it’s her second day swimming in the San Francisco Bay.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:26:43 +0000 Angela Johnston 35796 at http://kalw.org Swimming from Alcatraz to heal body and soul Closed means closed: SF's national parks shut down http://kalw.org/post/closed-means-closed-sfs-national-parks-shut-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a lot of people trying to go to Alcatraz today, the cancelations were just an inconvenience. Sure, they&rsquo;d come from far away or were leaving town soon, but it was a beautiful day and they said they&rsquo;d find something else to do. But this isn&rsquo;t true for Linda </span>Plourde<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:13:30 +0000 Casey Miner 33868 at http://kalw.org Closed means closed: SF's national parks shut down Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Birds of Alcatraz http://kalw.org/post/audiographs-sound-week-birds-alcatraz <p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:30:00 +0000 Julie Caine 31994 at http://kalw.org Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Birds of Alcatraz Birding on Alcatraz http://kalw.org/post/birding-alcatraz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alcatraz Island is famous mainly for one thing: its prison. But it’s also a good place to lay eggs.</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:00:53 +0000 Molly Samuel 25263 at http://kalw.org Birding on Alcatraz