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

The Ice Cream Bar: Frozen for years by SF's permitting process; San Francisco's Duboce Park has gone to the dogs; meet Golden Gate Park’s hairiest denizens; the latest installment of The Source: Boom time at San Francisco’s Presidio; and San Francisco band The Tropics.

Fishing for the truth on seafood prices; Author Lincoln Paine talks about Bay Area's role in maritime history of the world; an oldie but goody from Audiograph: The Alma; and local women's a capella group the Conspiracy of Venus.

A proposal to fuse ethnic studies programs sparks controversy; Jeff Chang gets real about race relations in America; preserving ancient Coptic heritage in the East Bay; and local musician Luke Sweeney.

The Altamont Pass -- good for renewable energy, bad for birds; an interview with Tai Moses, author of Zooburbia; and Martina Castro learns to appreciate the city pigeon.

Beyond the pale of Parkinson’s Disease; A young man's music transforms personal loss and also public spaces. Plus, "Socks."

"Trafficked" - Youth Radio's special investigation of child sex trafficking in Oakland.

A conversation with Oakland Unified School District's new Superintendent Antwan Wilson; how one Oakland school is getting kids to class; and local pianist Debbie Poryes.

Robotic seals comfort dementia patients but raise ethical concerns; a conversation with Jerry Kaplan on new robotic technologies; Robots for humanity: how technology is changing the life of one Bay Area man; and The San Francisco Girls Chorus.

Mission High and Bi-Rite Market partner in a neighborhood divided; browsing Sky Maul; Imagining the giant hippos, monstrous sharks, and sea beasts of an underwater Silicon Valley; and local band Be Calm Honcho.

PrEP: Could a once-a-day pill end the HIV epidemic in San Francisco?; Unearthing Secrets of the Organ Trade; StoryCorps: Navigating patients to spiritual health at Highland Hospital; and local singer Beth Marlin.

Guns! A Visit to the Richmond Rod and Gun Club; Jay Allison's reluctant relationship with guns; and how one Bay Area city is causing national controversy with local gun control.

Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math): Terri Winston and Women’s Audio Mission; Black Girls Code trains young women of color for careers in tech; and the Heart Wrenchers Auto Club takes women beyond the driver’s seat.

Calle 24 - The official Latino Cultural District of San Francisco; "Latino?" "Hispanic?" - the historic struggle to name Latin Americans in the U.S.A.; "Committed to Turning His Life Around"; and the California Honeydrops.

"Fear and Eating in Fukushima"; a conversation with Evren Odcikin & Deborah Eliezer about about the new play Faulted; StoryCorps: A bit of color in the darkest of times; and the Ives Quartet.

The last bastion of freak culture - Artists' Television Access at 30; Oddball Film and Video creates an unusual night at the movies; Women’s pinball league gives positive tilt to Bay Area scene; and San Francisco band Ice Cream.

The Spiritual Edge: How trash, a cynic, Vietnamese immigrants and the Buddha cleaned up a neighborhood; StoryCorps: Learning from the dying at the Zen Hospice Project; this week's Audiograph answer revealed!; and local band Hibbity Dibbity.

Two Bay Area cities are the latest battlegrounds in the soda wars; a push to increase minimum wage;  and The Book Report: Kevin Smokler

In San Francisco, cars are the problem or the solution; a conversation with novelist Daniel Alarcón; an episode of Radio Ambulante: "La Balada de Daniel D. Portado"; and the Extra Action Marching Band.

Is the Bay Area in a housing bubble or a housing crisis?; housing on the ballot: a Q&A with reporter Liz Pfeffer; artist Martha Villa makes up her city; and composer Robert Ashley.

Who will be the next mayor of Richmond?; from "Wild Parrots" to "Pelican Dreams": a conversation with filmmaker Judy Irving; this week's Audiograph answer revealed! and local band Paige and the Thousand.

Oakland's illegal dumping; a conversation with Brower Youth Award-winner, Lynnea Shuck; learning to ride a bike the 21st Century way; StoryCorps: a mother remembers meeting her adopted daughter; and Oakland band Lumerians.

Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz: A dissident superstar gives voice to political prisoners; harnessing the political power of "Nuns on a Bus"; Oakland Mayoral Race '14: Candidates Jason "Shake" Anderson and Libby Schaaf; and local band Hot Buttered Rum.

Writer and editor Julia Scott used to think that only her best work was fit for public consumption; that’s before she started taking part in a reading series called “Regreterature: when good writers go bad” --

An indie bookstore survival guide; Drivel: good writers' worst work; and conversations with Oakland mayoral candidates Joe Tuman and  Charles Ray Williams.

Urban Shield: Training or militarization for first responders?; art mirrors life in rapper turned cop’s one man show; Oakland mayoral race '14: conversations with candidates Nancy Sidebotham and Saied Karamooz; Jazz Perspective: Carmen Lundy; plus, master tabla player Zakir Hussain.

The $35,000 Plumbing Bill: The adventures of a hopeful café owner; The Mill Valley Film Festival: "3 Still Standing"; and local band Sin Silver and the Avenues.

Oakland youth grow a taste for fruits and veggies; San Francisco's "Field of Greens"; Swimming from Alcatraz to heal body and soul; and local songwriter Jim Bruno.

Some seniors can't afford to retire; a conversation with Roxanne Murray, a director at the Senior Community Service Employment Program; getting around San Francisco after 65; and Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds.

Food businesses boost employment in Richmond; a Nepali soup kitchen for the soul; Listen: San Francisco's Soundwave Festival; The Book Report: Cara Black; and Mal Sharpe's Big Money in Jazz Band.

A special edition of Crosscurrents with special guest Jad Abumrad! -- The Life and Death of The Golden Gate Bridge (In Movies); What could actually collapse the Golden Gate Bridge?; and a peek inside San Francisco’s secret SoundLab.