Ashleyanne Krigbaum

Announcer & Producer

Since joining KALW in May 2012, Ashleyanne Krigbaum has worn many hats: afternoon announcer and host of KALW's presentation of NPR's All Things Considered, as well as The Spot; operations coordinator for KALW News; reporter and producer for Crosscurrents; an assistant producer for Audiograph; and a helping hand on several other shows and podcasts (Your Call, Chew On This, Life of the Law). For over seven years, Ashleyanne has been an active DJ and public radio producer within the Bay Area community, as well as a contributor to NPR Music, Associated Press, and East Bay Express.

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All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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After World War Two, Suisun Bay was a west coast port for the navy’s largest ships. The first grey goliaths arrived in the bay in 1946, and continued coming in over the following decades. They were meant to be a reserve fleet – so in theory, if the Navy ever needed extra ships, this is where they would get them. But for the most part, they never have needed them. And over time, the fleet has become a graveyard – a graveyard that needs a lot of upkeep.

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling experimental. My arms and ears are open to what the universe has to offer, and luckily this weekend, the Bay Area is brimming with new options: from sounds by young producers, to a vast selection of fresh tastes on the world's most popular, brewed beverage. Let's go adventuring this Arts/Culture/Weekend!

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It’s the last day of February. That means tomorrow people will gather in the streets to celebrate arts and culture at Oakland Art Murmur’s public event, First Friday. The day carries extra weight this time around, because of what happened at the last First Friday. Things were going well until about ten minutes before 11pm, when a shooting resulted in one death and three injuries, and the incident shocked people who have been patronizing the event since its beginning seven years ago. 

Peter Liu, Boxcar Theater

Do you smell something funny in the air? It must be that time of year again—time for SF Sketchfest, the comedy festival that mixes national headliners, local favorites and the best up-and-coming groups for a month of sketch, improv, stand-up and alternative comedy. Besides comedic characters, this week the Bay Area offers multiple chances to boogie down with international groovers, comic artists, and a hip-hop dance party that also gives back to the community.

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San Francisco has long been known as a city where you can let it all hang out. Nudists from all over the world flock here to participate in events like the Folsom Street Fair, but the city seems to have had enough of the buff. Last week, city supervisors voted to ban public nudity as of February 1. 

Ashleyanne Krigbaum

As I walk into the new Piedmont Branch of the Oakland Public Library, I see what looks like a library: librarians quietly working, people reading, and there are walls filled with books.

Branch manager, Jenera Burton has been working on the relocation of the library for about two years.

Here at Crosscurrents we've been asking you to nominate people in your neighborhood who have been an inspiration to you and those around you. Alison Brown from the California Academy of Sciences called us recently to tell us about how her coworker, Elizabeth Babcock. We sent KALW’s Ashleyanne Krigbaum out to the San Francisco science museum to talk with Elizabeth, and she brought back this profile.

Listen to the profile above.

We’ve been asking listeners to nominate the most passionate people in their communities. Listener Cafiana McLenighan of Urban Farmer nominated Nicole Wires. We sent KALW’s Ashleyanne Krigbaum out to Collective Roots to talk with Wires, and she brought back this profile.

Listen to the audio above.

Who’s the most passionate person in your Bay Area life? Call (415) 264-7106 to tell us who you are nominating and why.

StoryCorps

When Emily McGranachan was a child, her mothers decided to end their long-term relationship. McGranachan sat down with San Francisco StoryCorps to explain what it is like for a child when two parents of the same-sex split up, and how having a legally married status comes with the additional privilege of the ability for a legal divorce.

(SF Gate) // Proposition A, which aimed to break Recology’s stronghold as San Francisco’s sole waste management company, was overwhelmingly rejected by voters yesterday. The measure would have separated the trash and recycling services for the city into separate district controlled by different companies, which is a common model for most cities in California.

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