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5:55pm

Tue June 10, 2014
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Jeannette King-Harris wants to turn her neighborhood around

Jeannette King-Harris

Jeannette King-Harris grew up in Oakland and says she’s tired of all the difficulties young people face there today. So, she’s launching an organization called Planting Special Seeds to change that. It’s a youth empowerment program that offers job training, educational advising, and emotional support to young people from around Oakland.

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4:02pm

Thu May 1, 2014
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Pete Villaseñor finds a home in San Francisco

Pete Villasenor, Branch Manager of Cesar Chavez library

Pete Villaseñor moved to San Francisco from his home state of Texas almost 20 years ago. That’s well before the Bay’s current housing troubles began. But, moving to a new place can come with other difficulties, like homesickness. Villaseñor told our community storytelling project Hear Here how he found solace in a new city.

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5:41pm

Mon April 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Hear Here goes to ROCK

Alvin Kwok shared his story with Hear Here at Visitacion Valley Elementary School.
Audrey DIlling

Our community storytelling project Hear Here also had the chance to visit the ROCK program at Visitacion Valley Middle School to record the stories of young people there.

Eighth grader Pauline Dip told our Hear Here producers about her favorite hobby.

Alvin Kwok is a tutor with ROCK at Visitacion Valley Middle School. He told Hear Here about his family, who has lived in Visitacion Valley since his grandmother first immigrated there from China. She’s been working hard ever since to make a loving home for her family.

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2:50pm

Thu March 13, 2014
Cops & Courts

A day with the Eviction Assistance Unit

Deputies Joe Crittle and Diego Perez

When a landlord and a tenant are involved in a dispute, an eviction from the property is the last resort. And when evictions do occur in San Francisco, there are two people who are involved with every single one. They both make up the Eviction Assistance Unit at the Sheriff’s Department, but they don’t really act like cops. Their job is to visit anybody served an eviction notice and try to connect them to resources.

KALW’s Ninna Gaensler-Debs takes us through a day in their lives.

Click the player above to listen to the entire ridealong.

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6:21pm

Wed February 26, 2014
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Carolyn Brandy's mysterious dream

Under CC license from Flickr user Mr.TinDC

Caroyln Brandy started playing the conga drum in the late 1960s.

“It was something that women didn’t really do back in those days,” Brandy says. “You didn’t grow up and think, ‘I’m gonna be a conga drummer.’ I started just being really mesmerized by the conga.”

Ever since she was a young girl, Brandy has also been mesmerized by a mysterious dream. She shared that story with our Hear Here community storytelling project.

Click the audio player above to hear the story. 

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