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.

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4:36pm

Thu January 8, 2015
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Alma

Alice Watts is the first mate on the Alma
Julie Caine

By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. 

This week, we met Alice Watts, the first mate on the Alma—a historic, flat-bottomed boat that sets sail from San Francisco’s Maritime Park to help people understand what it was like to work on the Bay. Watts has been teaching people how to sail the boat for more than 20 years. 

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11:21am

Wed December 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Kitka brings the music of Eastern Europe to the Bay

Thomas Pacha

Kitka is a women's singing ensemble based in Oakland. For 35 years, the group has been singing songs drawn from Eastern European vocal traditions. What began as an informal group of singers with a passion for those Eastern European harmonies and rhythms has grown into a critically-acclaimed professional ensemble. They sing in over a dozen languages, and they'll be performing their annual concert of Wintersongs this weekend in the Bay Area.

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9:13am

Tue December 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? December 13, 2014

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. 

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5:32pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Breaking

How the biggest storm in years affected the Bay

City workers siphon water out of flooded buildings in San Francisco's Mission District
Ben Trefny


Today’s storm disrupted lives up and down the Bay Area, knocking down trees, flooding roadways, and cutting power to tens of thousands of people.

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2:29pm

Mon December 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? December 6, 2014

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. 

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