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

Community project helps incarcerated and those affected, bounce back; taking BART to rural California; a century-old ballet is still pushing boundaries; and local singer Zoe Boekbinder.

Laughter Against the Machine: Comedy with a purpose;  How will redevelopment cuts affect Oakland?;  Imprisoned for Life: The case for rehabilitation; and San Francisco's Foolproof Four.

Photo courtesy of http://www.wnyc.org/press/radiolab-peabody/

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich are hosts of the popular NPR science program RadioLab. They’re two of the most innovative, daring, and brilliant storytellers on the radio today.

Everything you always wanted to know about Radiolab but were afraid to ask!

Everything you always wanted to know about bicycles but were afraid to ask!

The City of Oakland issues 2,500 pink slips; composting, biodegrading, recycling, and land-filling; an answer to wasted street-light; and local cellist Nathan Chan.

 

 

Media and the Occupy Wall Street movement intersect; Bhi Bhiman gives folk music a global spin; dancing the secret histories of Chinese immigration to San Francisco; and local band Adios Amigo.

What the recession looks like from inside a food bank; people who solve their food problems by growing their own food; a teenager reflects on the nature of modern entertainment; the nutrition of McDonald's; and local singers Con Alma.

California prepares to empty a prison for the first time; an Alternative Custody Program seeks to thin out the state's overcrowded prisons and to help reunite families; Deborah Peagler's story; and local duo Clangin' and Bangin'.

What it's like to be a truck driver at the Port of Oakland, the environmental effects of state regulations on port trucks, and local "country" band Go Van Gogh.

John Garcia Band

Jan 10, 2012
Photo courtesy of John Garcia Band

The John Garcia Band has performed with everyone from John Lee Hooker to Johnny Winter, B.B. King to Albert King. He has also taught blues guitar in the Bay Area for several years. Now, he’s playing with his own band on Sunday (January 15) at Biscuits and Blues, near Union Square in San Francisco, starting at 8pm.

Fracking; the water pipes of San Francisco high schools; remembering Sanjiv Handa; and East Bay's The Secret Identities.

Some of the new developments in California's budgetary thinking; Alexander Monsanto is taking his job search to the San Francisco streets; a conversation with 1968 bronze-medallist John Carlos; and local singer Garrin Benfield.

An all-volunteer-run food pantry in Potrero Hill; a conversatoin with Cedric Brown, chair of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy; and local musician Tommy Guerrero.

The skyrocketing number of homeless families in San Francisco; ways to keep families from foreclosing; a great grandmother tells her story of eviction; what a high school student thinks of gentrification; and SF singer-songwriter Misisipi Wolf.

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