THE INTERSECTION: Life before Google

Nov 13, 2017

 

All this week, we’re bringing you new episodes of THE INTERSECTION — a KALW podcast looks at change in the Bay Area from the view of a street corner. Each season focuses on a new neighborhood. 

Last year, we brought you stories from the Tenderloin in San Francisco. Today we’re headed to a corner in Mountain View dominated by a company called Google. KALW’s David Boyer tells us what that corner used to be — before it was home to the second most valuable company in the world.

 

"I couldn't tell you at what point you realize you have an earthshaking company in your community. Maybe when the name of the company becomes a verb. It's probably the equivalent in Silicon Valley of finding gold." —Former Mountain View City Manager Kevin Duggan

Subscribe to THE INTERSECTION wherever you get your podcasts or at www.theintersection.fm, and listen to all-new episodes this week on KALW's Crosscurrents. 

THE INTERSECTION was made possible with a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.