Julie Caine

Managing Producer, KALW News. Lead Producer, Audiograph.

Julie Caine is the managing producer for Crosscurrents, KALW’s award-winning newsmagazine. She’s also the lead producer of Audiograph, an ongoing KALW series that uses sound to tell the stories of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her radio documentary, Squeezebox Stories won an SPJ award for best arts and culture reporting in 2012, and her radio work has aired on a wide variety of national programs. She has a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, and believes deeply in Grace Paley’s assertion that you must be a story listener to be a storyteller.

Ways to Connect

Illustration by Rich Black.

 

Welcome to Audiograph – the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area, and ask you to tell us what it is, and where we recorded it.  We reveal the story behind our mystery sounds every Thursday on Crosscurrents.

Julie Caine

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.

Alyssa Kapnik Portraiture

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

Joe Picard

Watching Bay Area singer Karina Denike perform is like going back in time, to an era of torch singers. You can hear a lifetime of musical influences in her music — a jazz vocalist’s depth mixed with a punk edge, a little doo wop, an Eastern European lilt, and some 1960’s soul.

Sometimes change happens quickly. New high rises go up on your block or your favorite coffee shop closes. You can see it happening all around you.

But sometimes, change happens more slowly. Climate change, for example.

Josh Rosenthal loves records – listening to them, buying them, making them. He loves them so much that he founded Tompkins Square—a San Francisco music label that champions artists you may never have heard of, and reissues recordings that would otherwise be gathering dust.

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what  it is, then call us to let us know.

One of the ways we’re able to see the effects of climate change in the Arctic comes from film footage shot in the 1920s by San Rafael native Louise Boyd. Boyd used her family’s gold mining fortune to make expeditions to the North Pole in the early 20th century.  

Poster designed by Rich Black


This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Mental health parity; Afro-Cuban dance; Choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith  

Graphic design by Rich Black


  This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

http://lorinbenedict.com

Lorin Benedict is a theoretical and computational physicist at Lawrence Livermore labs. His work focuses on predicting the properties of materials—chiefly within extreme conditions of temperature and pressure, like at the center of giant planets and in stars. At the end of a long day studying the hearts of the stars, Benedict often finds himself heading out beneath their flickering light to sing the 12-bar blues in his double life as a Bay area jazz singer.

Berkeley-based singer songwriter Diana Gameros comes from Ciudad Juárez -- a Mexican border town ripped apart by violent drug cartels. Gameros hasn’t been home in 12 years. 

Poster design by R Black


  This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

Poster design by R Black

  This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller.

Poster design by R Black


  This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Poster design by R Black

 


This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

Photo by Julie Caine

 

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.

 

Poster design by R Black

 


This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller.

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

photo courtesy Antique Naked Soul

Antique Naked Soul is an Oakland band with a message: Music can change the world, and make you move.

They describe themselves as a “beatbox-sing soul band,” which means they use only the sounds of their own voices, looped on-stage, to create their music, and their message.

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

Audiograph Special

Jun 11, 2015
Graphic design by R. Black

Welcome to Audiograph – the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area, ask you to tell us what it is, and where we recorded it.  We reveal the story behind our mystery sounds every Thursday on Crosscurrents.

To celebrate two years on the air, we’re doing something a little different – a special half-hour edition of Audiograph that brings together some of our favorite sounds and stories from the past year.

Saving wild nature in San Francisco

Jun 9, 2015
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thelizardwizard/

KALW’s Julie Caine sat down with Amber Hasselbring to talk about nature corridors.

Over 830,000 people live in San Francisco and that number is growing. Yet beneath the dense urban atmosphere is a hidden world that goes about its own business and even has its very own roads. Well, you might call them roads, they're actually nature corridors that connect one habitat to another.

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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.

Julie Caine


Julie Caine

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