Visitacion Valley http://kalw.org en 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: Viola Rusca's memories of San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-viola-ruscas-memories-san-francisco <p></p><p>Viola Rusca has been watching San Francisco evolve for over nine decades. She shared some of her childhood memories from growing up in Visitacion Valley with our Hear Here community storytelling project.&nbsp;</p><p>"Well everything was dirt," Rusca remembers about the streets in her neighborhood.&nbsp;"Because I remember my father... the Italians liked to play bocce ball. &nbsp;Because our&nbsp;street was dirt, his friends would come on Sunday and play bocce ball."</p><p><em>Click the audio player above to hear the story.</em></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:56:53 +0000 Wendy Baker 41411 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Viola Rusca's memories of San Francisco Hear Here: Astor Lee finds community in an ancient Chinese art http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-astor-lee-finds-community-ancient-chinese-art <div class="card-content" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none; width: auto; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden " style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 18px;"><div class="field-items" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Astor Lee shared her story with KALW's <em>Hear Here </em>project at the Visitacion Valley library branch. She told us about how the art of Tai Chi helped create a sense of community for recent immigrants to the neighborhood.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:45:03 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 39345 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Astor Lee finds community in an ancient Chinese art