KALW's new community storytelling team Hear Here has been popping up all over San Francisco and Oakland to capture real life stories of people living in different neighborhoods. They've met residents of all ages and backgrounds, and together, their stories create a human portrait of these two Bay Area cities.
In June, the Hear Here producers met Oakland native Barbara Lindsey at the Temescal Library. At the time of the recording, Lindsey was living out of her car, and she shared her thoughts on what it's like to survive on the streets of the town she grew up in.
This story is a part of Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project. To find out how to share your story – in person or online – visit the project’s website. You can also find the project on Facebook or follow it on Twitter @hearhereradio.