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

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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Elections 2012: San Francisco's Asian Americans; a movement to improve school nutrition; Hear Here: Meet John Stangl; and local band Los Boleros.

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Examining the healthcare system through its public waiting rooms.

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A conversation with Berigan Taylor, record collector extraordinaire; Jazz Perspective: Gregory Porter, cool and collected vocalist; Bay Area Beats: Kelly McFarling finds her musical home in San Francisco; Aquarius keeps the light shining on underground music; and Inside Druid Heights, a Marin County counter-culture landmark.

How do we know the rules of the road?; look both ways, twice, when crossing San Francisco's streets; The Long Walk; a visit to Old Skool; and meeting a lunch lady.

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Everything you always wanted to know about "the nanny state" but were afraid to ask.

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The search for redemption: an ex-con's perspective.

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Youth on the ground at the Democratic National Convention; the People’s Library continues despite city crackdown; The Audiophiles: Finding music in the sounds of Antarctica; and local band the Stairwell Sisters.

The DNC is underway; Hear Here: meet Visalia Stanley; Visiting the Really Really Free Market; science writer Max McClure talks about California's wildfires; and "science comedian" Brian Malow.

Is a port strike looming?; Homeless in San Francisco; The Sharing Economy: Dancing it forward in Berkeley; and local band Yonat & Her Muse.

Go inside the Republican National Convention; Bay Area's Tea Party speaks up; Will Durst: The bold choice; Hear Here: Meet Thomas Reeve; a conversation with Regina Mason, editor of The Life of William Grimes; and San Franciscan singer Paula Frazer.

A few words on Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Paul Ryan: the big-time budget guru of the G.O.P. Everyone keeps calling it a "bold choice." Yeah, well maybe, but you know bold is not always synonymous with good.

Whiskey for breakfast is a bold choice. Spun glass underwear is bold. Four-head dragon tattoos. Passing an 18-wheeler on a blind curve going 80 in the rain – incredibly bold. Just not that necessarily smart.

"Dreamers" become eligible for temporary legal status in the U.S. today; young job seekers get a resume boost with local tech companies; getting thousands of patients and employees at a hospital to recycle (is difficult); reporter Hadley Robinson explores a green waste facility; and Oakland rapper Kreayshawn.

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