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

A special edition of Crosscurrents featuring special guest Chinaka Hodge! Youth Radio: On Ferguson’s streets, echoes of another fatal shooting; a new admissions policy at Mills allows students with diverse gender identities to apply; East Oakland’s Scraper bike team takes over the streets “with a positive heart”; Commentary: Drawing up determination for a career in art; Bay Area Beats: Striving to be the Ellen Degeneres of music.

Daniel Handler co-hosts this special edition of Crosscurrents! -- Two of San Francisco's most famed writers; the hidden history of San Francisco's official instrument; and this week's Audiograph answer revealed!

Must love broccoli: A community garden plays matchmaker; a conversation with Novella Carpenter; and Flying With Dad: A Personal Essay.

Human Trafficking: A Fisherman's Story and a conversation with Sergeant Tony Flores (of the special victims unit for SFPD).

Little Opera: Behind the scenes of a children’s theater company; a new study aims to promote choir singing for healthy aging; Hear Here: Carolyn Brandy's mysterious dream; and local band Crosscut.

A Crosscurrents special: A Real Living Wage.

Napa community comes together to rebuild after earthquake; finding a home on Hotel 22; homeless hackers head to Noisebridge for shelter; In legal grey area, West Oakland resident discovers free house; and local band Rupa and the April Fishes.

Crosscurrents: August 20, 2014

Aug 20, 2014

An antidote to time served: Alameda County’s Operation My Hometown; an interview with  Lieutenant Marty Neideffer; Reentry: Learning to be a father after spending half a lifetime in prison; and local band Vetiver.

Women in STEM: Marine Mammal Center combines science with animal welfare; The Spiritual Edge: Opening the voice with Silvia Nakkach; Get your lotus hands ready for some Hindu Swing; and local band Bayonics.

What it takes to be a cop in Oakland; Black Girls Code trains young women of color for careers in tech; Candlestick Memory: Joe Burke; and local band Mr. Kind.

The Altamont Pass -- good for renewable energy, bad for birds; an interview with Tai Moses, author of Zooburbia; Martina Castro learns to appreciate the city pigeon; Caroline Hickson's Candlestick Park memory; and local band Old Owl.

Reentry: Two men seek homes after prison release; thinking more strategically about the Bay Area economy; and local singer Jesse DeNatale.

Urban agriculture ordinance heads to fruition in Richmond; Richmond youth learn agriculture and more at Urban Tilth's summer apprenticeship; A Jazz Perspective: Oscar Hernandez; Fatima Duran's My Mix Tape; and local band Goodnight, Texas.

All about the "Re-Entry Pod", a new program designed to prepare inmates for their release. Plus, local singer Tommy Castro.

Richmond debates Chevron’s plan to modernize its oil refinery; Digging deeper into the Richmond Chevron refinery hearings with reporter Robert Rogers; a Richmond mom brings literacy to laundromats; The Book Report: Anisse Gross; and local bandThe Droptones.

Guns! A Visit to the Richmond Rod and Gun Club; Jay Allison's reluctant relationship with guns; how one Bay Area city is causing national controversy with local gun control; Audiograph's Sound of the Week revealed! (it involves guns); and local singer Liz Kennedy.

The San Francisco chapter of the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue; The Spiritual Edge: Bay Area Jews head to the desert to re-claim their Biblical roots;  a conversation with filmmaker David Washburn about his new film, An American Mosque; and local band Gojogo.


Kids of incarcerated parents speak out; an interview  with Nell Bernstein about the problems with juvenile prison; Youth Radio reports on children and mental illness; Bay Area Beats: Teen musician Tatyana Martinez channels old school sound; and local band Corner Laughers.

Project-based learning gets kids back on track; Stanford researchers find teaching technique that closes achievement gap in schools; Gay history: there’s more to it than Harvey Milk; and local band Camilo y los Robot Ninjas.

A conversation with Naina Khanna; Living with HIV as a senior; and StoryCorps: Honoring yourself by honoring others.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Bay Area Fashion But Were Afraid to Ask:

3D printed prosthetics are fashion statements for amputees; Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger; Getting fabulous at the San Francisco Opera Costume Sale; plus local pianist Larry Vuckovich.

Surf Show! We learn about wetsuits, the history of San Francisco's Ocean Beach; we talk to Twiggy, winner of the 2014 Mavericks competition; we hear from women in the sport, and find out about surfer dialect.

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Cuts to food stamps in California, adults with disabilities express themselves through art, and a luthier/violin whisperer.

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A special "50/50" Edition of Crosscurrents.

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The mysterious roots of a homegrown language; and China Camp State Park: Where past and present live side by side.

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A special half-hour edition of Audiograph that brings together some of our favorite sounds, stories, and listener voicemails from the second half of 2013.

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Raising children with psychological disabilities, a San Quentin Prison report on giving care to disabled prisoners, and a jazz perspective on Jason Moran.

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Rethinking punishment and discipline in Oakland schools: The Restorative Justice show.

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Green jobs for Oakland youth, the San Francisco Giants ballpark organist, and Oakland's Paramount Theater.

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The Awesöme Orchestra is not your grandma's orchestra; In Nob Hill, a fence divides a neighborhood; the  home-sharing economy; and local singer Tia Carroll.

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