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

Two men, two plans to reduce California's inmate population; Hearing the first-person accounts of slaves; Dispatches from the Inside: Healthcare for All?; Storycorps: Andrew Montgomery; and local band Eggplant Casino.

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Planting a permanent culture in San Francisco; taking the carrot approach to school lunch; Hear Here: Peace and quiet at the Mormon temple; and local band Counter Culture.

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A Hear Here Special: Hear Here Live!; Hear Here: David Peterkofsky and the Cathedral of Christ the Light; Hear Here: Visit The Harvey Milk Photo Center; and local singer Curt Yagi.

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Urban tribes and the younger generation's attitude towards relationships and family, going back in time with watches and clocks on San Francisco's Market St., composing sound and music for planetariums, and local musicans Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir form Oakland.

Oakland's Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods: We take a look at a corner store on Foothill Boulevard, a funeral home that's playing a vital role in the community, and we take a ride on Oakland's bus line 1.

What’s working in juvenile justice; catching crime before it occurs; The City that Became Safe: New York's Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control; and Berkeley's Mondo Loko.

Looking up: the search for extraterrestrial life; before chatroulette, there was ham radio; Hear Here: Meet Lita Hernandez; and local band Dark Hollow.
 

The Science of Compassion

Controversial drones may be coming to Alameda County; Cannabis News; and an Oakland library begins a fresh chapter at a new location.

This episode features the following music, all by Dave Brubeck:

1. "Danse Duet" from Countdown: Time In Outer Space (1962)

2.  "Winter Ballad" from Jazz Impressions of New York (1964)

3. "Far More Blue" from Time Further Out (1961)

4. "Time In" from Time In (1966)

5. "Three To Get Ready" from Time Out (1959)

Fighting the dropout rate for African-American youth; the Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue; and Witness To History: a conversation with recording engineer Stephen Barncard.

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What the election results mean for public education; proposal to fuse ethnic studies programs sparks controversy; and queer studies department at CCSF braces for cutbacks.

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The final program in our series on Oakland's Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods, produced by KALW News and Mills College in Oakland. We take a look at a corner store on Foothill Boulevard, a funeral home that's playing a vital role in the community, and we take a ride on Oakland's bus line 1.

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Part 2 of our special on Oakland's San Antonio and Fruitvale neighborhoods. Today we hear from a dynamic principle at Roosevelt Middle School, look at a successful charter school, and take a tour of a community garden in San Antonio Park.

A special Crosscurrents on Oakland's Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods: mobile food vendors, Street Level's  service to day laborers, and The Unity Council's work in low- to middle-income families. Produced by Mills College in Oakland.

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Tim Anderson, Bay Area DIY superhero; and urban farmer Novella Carpenter.

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What does Proposition 30 mean for California public schools?; Court budget crisis creates long lines at legal self-help centers; and Jazz Perspectives: Angelique Kidjo.

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Proposition F goes down the drain; The endangered art of making hats; StoryCorps: The thrill of discovery; Commentary: Plague of Frogs; and The Goat Family Band.

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After graduating from Fresno State in 1972, Dr. Ernest Marquez worked at The National Institute of Health until 2008. Marquez, who is is a Mexican American, tells his friend Judit Camacho what it was like to enter an industry in which he was a minority.

San Francisco’s volunteer seaweed fighters; On the road to a litter-free environment; Passion Profile: The science educator; and Music tour meets seed exchange.

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Live post-election coverage from KALW News.

Remembering Alan Farley; Hear Here: Meet Nina Jo Smith; and Day of the Dead exhibit looks into the future by honoring the past.

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It's Halloween! Scary local election updates from the East Bay Express; a final resting place for furry friends; Ask a Latvian: What's a Graveyard Holiday? Storycorps: A most peculiar playground; and San Francisco’s Columbarium – where you can truly leave your heart.

Local Muslims react to the presidential debate on foreign policy; a conversation with Javed Ali about the Muslim vote; "Sun, sand, and protest"; A time before negative campaign ads?; a Passion Profile: John Charlebois; and local band the Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils.

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A special edition of Crosscurrents: A trip to The Adjustment Center -- Death Row's most dangerous ward; and local bluegrass band the Kathy Kallick Band.

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Bay Area residents discuss election 2012; arguments for and against draining the Hetch Hetchy; and Youth Radio: why do some juveniles end up with such long prison sentences?

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A conversation with the East Bay Express's Robert Gammon; Regreterature; Wonder Women: the Untold Story of America's Superheroines;  and local group Voices of Music.

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Meet Radio Ambulante: a monthly Spanish-language radio program showcasing compelling human stories from around Latin America and the United States. It is the first of its kind in Spanish.

The 38 Percent: The Latino vote in California; the story of the Presidio; being Vitamin D deficient in a sun-drenched country; and local group the Justin Ancheta Band.

The key to San Francisco opens the heart of visiting Nobel Laureate; Elections 2012: the South Asian vote; Chew on This: Community service on the street level; Squeezebox Stories: Remembering Vince  Cirelli; Hear Here: The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony; and local group The Sierra Ensemble.

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A special edition of Crosscurrents: Asian American Health: Inside Out

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