The Affordable Care Act and the cancelation of millions of insurance plans, the Oakland Interfaith gospel Choir, the "world's best turkey sandwich" in San Francisco's Inner Richmond, and local musicians The Nightingale Trio.
Millions of Americans have received letters from insurance companies in the last few months, cancelling their health plans. It’s part of the transition to the Affordable Care Act, and it’s sparked anger and confusion. President Obama has been trying to address the concerns. Last month, he said this:
“…virtually every insurer is offering new, better plans and competing for these folks’ business. I realize that can be scary for people if they just get some notice like that. So we've got to make sure that we're getting them the right information.”
The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir – now in it’s 28th year - brings together singers from all faiths to perform music inspired by Oakland’s vibrant black gospel tradition. And every December, they give special holiday shows all over the Bay Area.
The force behind this powerful sound is the choir’s artistic director, Terrance Kelly. KALW’s Julie Caine met up with him to learn about what keeps the choir’s spirit alive.
To hear this interview, please click on the audio player above.
When I moved to San Francisco’s Inner Richmond last year, I found a lot of things to like -- Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, even the fog. But when I started telling people exactly where I lived, they only cared about one thing: the turkey sandwiches at the Arguello Market. When I went to check it out, I found that the sandwiches were indeed great -- but that wasn’t all that made the place special.