Erica Mu

Reporter/Producer

Erica Mu is a reporter and producer for the "Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project" in conjunction with KALW and the Association of Independents in Radio. Mu has reported on the serious side of health and the quirky side of arts, and she's also helped KALW pioneer the digital frontier as the news team’s web strategist and editor. Mu has also organized and directed KALW’s live storytelling events.

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2:47pm

Thu April 12, 2012
LOCALORE

Hear Where? Hear Here coming to OAK and SF libraries

In April and May, Hear Hear: A Pop-Up Radio Project will be popping up in Oakland and San Francisco public libraries to record memories, tales, and favorite personal stories of local residents. Bring a loved one, come in a group, or come by yourself – your stories will live online, and could even air on 91.7FM!

Where to find Hear Here

April 17, 3 - 7pm

Oakland Public Library – Golden Gate Branch, Community Meeting Room

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4:07pm

Wed April 11, 2012
LOCALORE

Hear Hear: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Over the next 12 months, KALW 91.7FM Local Public Radio will be asking the residents of San Francisco and Oakland to tell stories of how they Work, Eat, Love, Play, Worship, and Create. We want you to share what’s important in your life – your projects, your relationships, your passions – to help us put the “public” back in “public media.” Together, we’ll illuminate life in these two cities, just miles apart, and draw out the common threads that tie us together. And we’ll share what we’ve learned on air, online, on stage, and in public.

How does it work?

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1:33pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

Old school artform meets new school audience with Opera on Tap

San Francisco Opera on Tap co-founder Indre Viskontas organizes the opera performances at Café Royale.
Erica Mu

Long before Beyonce decided to redefine “diva” for pop culture, the term was associated with high culture. Nevertheless, divas of then and now have maintained a reputation, as late comedian Anna Russell explains, “…you would need to be a glorious-voiced, independently wealthy, sexy, politically motivated, backstabbing bitch.”

Russell was actually talking about opera singers, and what it takes to become one. And she has a point: The path to the opera stage can be filled with challenges. But it can also be fun.

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3:42pm

Thu March 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

An experiment in online dating

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23905174@N00/2061329074/

Take a moment and think of a typical love song. It probably declares something like "Love Me Tender" or "It Had to be You." It probably doesn't croon, "I clicked your photo." (Though there is at least one song about online dating. It's called "Web Site Story").

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1:45pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Can knowing when you’ll die help you live?

Under CC license from Dan Cox. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancox_/2632603962/

A note to our listeners and readers: We’ve changed the name of the patient in this story for privacy reasons.

It’s a busy Monday morning at the San Francisco Veterans Association Medical Center. Palliative care physicians Alex Smith and Katherine Aragon, along with their intern Sara Murray, gather in the lobby. They’re on their way to see a patient, Bill Jones – a gentleman in his 60s who has a form of slow-growing cancer.

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