Seth Samuel

Producer & Engineer

Though Seth Samuel was born in Georgia, he does not have a southern accent. (He wishes he did).  Seth received a degree in music composition from Oberlin Conservatory ('07) and a Masters in Scoring for Film from New York University ('09).  He  joined KALW's Crosscurrents team in January 2010.  According to Facebook, Seth likes 56 things.

Here are three of his favorite radio creations:

Film Fatale

Who needs a guitar to be a rock star?

Don’t Let Your Ears Deceive You: On the art of ventriloquism


Ways to Connect

Andrew Leonard talks about his new article for San Francisco Magazine, "Long Live The Empress"; keeping memories of Chinatown alive and kicking; Local author Peter Orner's Book Report, and local band Corner Laughers.

The wisdom of Mom

May 7, 2015
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In honor of Mother's Day, KALW's Seth Samuel interviewed six of his colleagues about their moms. He asked each of them What's something your mom taught you?

Everything you always wanted to know about menopause but were afraid to ask.

Local reactions to the death of Freddie Gray;  The San Quentin Prison Report: Expanding minds behind bars; a conversation with  documentarians Annelise Wunderlich and Richard O'Connell about their new film, The Corridor; and local big band The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra.

"Reveal" takes us into the hidden dangers of daycare; "Techsploitation," an examination of labor trafficking in the US; this week's Audiograph mystery sound revealed; and local band Waterstrider.

What it really takes to make your chicken dinner; a Conversation With urban farmer Novella Carpenter; The Book Report: Natalie Baszile; and local band Talley Up!

Is Oakland’s DIY music scene in serious trouble?; Nurturing the creative seed: the artwork of Josefa Vaughan; and Meanwhile with Wendy MacNaughton.

Why are teachers leaving Oakland?; why teacher pay needs to increase at the lowest paying districts; two My Favorite Teachers: Herb Kennedy and Miss Grace Garcia; and local singer David Luning.

Live from the Tenderloin, sheriff blotter prose, the tangled tale of Haight Street; and San Francisco band Rin Tin Tiger.

Life after the fire; This is Home: Journalism comes to the stage; Investigating Richmond's neglected public housing complexes; and local composer Hyo-shin Na.

In a warmer world, researchers say climate change is intensifying California's water crisis; upgrading San Francisco's aging pipes in times of drought; where will our future water supply come from, if not rain?; and Oakland band Brass Magic.

Bay Area hackathon brings tech to youth of color; Black Girls Code trains young women of color for careers in tech; inside a "SuperGirl Math" playgroup; and local singer Queen Makedah.

Everything you always wanted to know about Magic: The Gathering but were afraid to ask. Plus, San Francisco band Fossor House.

Brewing up support for a higher minimum wage; a living wage fight explodes in East Oakland;  profile of a low-wage earner; and local band OneWerd.

Water Show!

What's it going to take to get out of the drought?; a trip to the San Pablo Reservoir; the lifecycle of toilet water at the PUC; and this week's Audiograph answer revealed! Plus, one of Crosscurrents' favorite local bands, Hoxton Mob.

The Spiritual Edge: Afro-Cuban movement with meaning;  exploring the Latin roots of American music with John Santos; and The Book Report: Colin Winnette.

Have we taken the play out of playgrounds?; the common language of food; and The Source: How Jingletown got it's name.

Nonprofits struggle to manage Tenderloin’s language barrier; Becoming Richard Pryor: new biography by UC Berkeley Associate Professor Scott Saul; FSFSF: Shining a light on Bay Area comedy; and local cellist Rebecca Roudman.

A band of volunteers keeps an eye on SF bond projects; behind the scenes at the San Francisco Food Bank; trees take root in the Tenderloin; and local duo Hardly Strictly Jazz.

TaskRabbit takes hold in Bay Area divided by income gap; A conversation about workers' rights in the gig economy; Teens Digitally Detox; and local guitarist Danny Click.

San Francisco seniors cross the digital divide; Professor Dacher Keltner talks about the science of happiness; The Spiritual Edge: The key to happiness? It's in the science; and local hip hop artist Geary Buchanan.

CAPS bridges the gap for Fremont seniors; living with HIV as a senior; and The Making Of... The Homobile. Plus, the Bay Area Composers Big Band.

The Spiritual Edge: A woman takes on the Church by becoming a priest; StoryCorps: Healing the mind through life and death at the Zen Hospice Center; Oree Originol: An artist honors black and brown lives; and The Book Report: Katherine Ellison. Plus, local band the Dodos.

The Litography Project Special! The Other Mission: a tour of the Mission's literary past with poet laureate Alejandro Murguía; the search for the real Maltese Falcon; Occupy Poetry; and The Book Report: Tomas Moniz.

One night with the SF Homeless Outreach Team; The San Quentin Prison Report: Brother's Keepers: sucide support group for prisoners; and State of the Media: Dean of UC Berkeley’s J-School on the cost of a journalism education.

Welcome to the future, Sir: At the cusp of virtual reality; In "Poly Love," Julia Scott reports on polyamory in the Bay Area; StoryCorps: One mom, two dads, and one baby; and (Crosscurrents' favorite) local band The Low Rollers.

Treasure Island High School offers oasis of hope for disconnected youth; Bay Area Beats: Madeline Tasqin; This week's Audiograph sound of the week revealed!; and a local band named Waters.

Celebrating commonality at Oakland’s ‘Sushi’ Mosque;  how an architect designs meaningful space; In an old church, the Internet Archive stores our digital history; and the North Beach Brass Band.

Navigating San Francisco’s pretzel bureaucracy; The State of the Media: Interview with East Bay Express Editor Robert Gammon; and turning the page after a life sentence.