12:24pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Seeking a quieter Oakland

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What drives people from a neighborhood? Jose Vega lives in East Oakland with his wife and two daughters, but he's thinking about moving to San Leandro. In this piece from Season 1 of Hear Here, Vega describes what you might expect -- crime -- but his daughters have something else to complain about: sound.

This story was produced by Anne Huang and Audrey Dilling.

What’s a place in your neighborhood that means something to you – and why? Our Hear Here community storytelling project wants to know the answer. If you’ve got a story of a significant place, visit the Participate page at www.hearkere.kalw.org and tell it to us! You can also find the project on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at @hearhereradio.

Hear Here is part of a national initiative of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Inc designed to bring new journalistic and technical ingenuity to extending public media service to more Americans. From Chinese restaurants in Boston, to shuttered factories in Dayton, to the oil fields of North Dakota, to Bay Area startups, the ten Localore production teams are working with their public station incubators to uncover ground-up stories of America in transition. Follow their development, and learn more at Localore.net.

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