Mary Rees



Sun July 27, 2014

A Visit to the Richmond Rod and Gun Club

Shooting ranges are one of the few places you can go to shoot guns legally here in the Bay Area. KALW’s Mary Rees went to the Richmond Rod and Gun Club to meet some of the regulars.

JERRY REILLY: Perceptions of people who like guns are not correct. Gunowners are like your next door neighbors, your friends.

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Full disclosure: one of the men you heard from in that piece, Michael Angell, is the father of KALW reporter Isabel Angell.

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Tue July 1, 2014

Your Call: Beyond boycotts, how can we help sweatshop workers?

Demonstrators in Belgium on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse.
By setca_bbtk, in Flickr Creative Commons


Thu June 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

Not Your Grandma's Orchestra

The Firehouse Art Collective door opens to rainy Adeline Street.
Mary Rees

Once or twice a month in the East Bay, violinists and bass-players, flautists and trumpeters -- gather to play orchestra music. But instead of a concert hall, they meet in warehouses or museums. No one’s wearing a tie or gown, and the group hasn’t rehearsed. They play a few pieces together and swill free beer between sets.

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Wed May 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

Storycorps: Nature and Nurture

Margarita Loinas moved to the United States from the Dominican Republic when she was nineteen. Growing up, she felt a connection to nature much like the one her granddaughter  Alma has with  Mount Tam.   Alma, an aspiring Supreme Court justice, sat down with her grandmother in a Storycorps booth in San Francisco, to talk about life, and their relationship.


Wed April 30, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Indoors Again, After Years on the Albany Bulb

Doris Sanchez in her new living room.
Credit Mary Rees

Last fall we reported on the impromptu community that grew up on a spit of land in the East Bay known as the Albany Bulb. Homeless people put up tents and wooden sheds all over a grassy former landfill with gorgeous views of the Bay.

Bulb campers said that even though they didn’t have conventional houses, they did have a group of people that took care of one another, shared meals, and hauled water together.

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