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5:17pm

Tue January 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

Hear Here: Eric Hannan remembers working at 81st Ave. Library in Oakland

Eric Hannan, former Teen Service Director of the 81st Avenue Library in East Oakland. Hannan is now the Teen Librarian for San Francisco's Main Branch.

Eric Hannan was only supposed to work as the 81st Avenue Library's Teen Service Director for a few weeks. He ended up staying two years.

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5:44pm

Mon December 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

A visit with the string whisperer

Note: This piece loses much of its music in written form. Click the audio player above to get the full effect. 

Roland Feller is responsible for the well-being of many of the city's stringed instruments. When you imagine him working on a violin, picture him seated at a tiny old fashioned desk littered with tools and wood shavings, in a room piled with sheet music, billing forms...and violins. Violins hanging on the walls and from the ceiling; violins leaning against the table legs on the floor.

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12:50pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Sights and Sounds of Bayview event on Sept. 19!

KALW is proud to partner with the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) to present the Sights and Sounds of Bayview: a live radio event hosted by Crosscurrents’ own Hana Baba and featuring stories about the remarkable people who live, work, and make a positive impact in the neighborhood. Join us on Thursday, September 19th at 7pm at the beautiful and historic Bayview Opera House for an evening of storytelling, live music, and local food and drink. KALW reporters have spent the past several months documenting eight of these stories with both recorders and cameras.

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2:51pm

Thu August 15, 2013
HEAR HERE

Hear Here is coming to a library near you!

Hear Here producers are once again venturing out to both Oakland and San Francisco libraries-and we want you to come and share your stories! We're bringing our microphones to record your memories, tales, and favorite personal stories. Bring a loved one, bring a few friends, or come by yourself-your stories will be featured online, and may air on 91.7FM!

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4:43pm

Thu April 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Exploratorium opens doors at Pier 15

Alyssa Kapnik

Yesterday was opening day for the new and improved Exploratorium over in San Francisco's Embarcadero. Right around Pier 15, the new space boasts 330,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits, 150 of them brand new. It also hopes to become the largest net-zero energy museum in the United States — if not the world.

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