Hear Here

5:55pm

Tue June 10, 2014
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Jeannette King-Harris wants to turn her neighborhood around

Jeannette King-Harris

Jeannette King-Harris grew up in Oakland and says she’s tired of all the difficulties young people face there today. So, she’s launching an organization called Planting Special Seeds to change that. It’s a youth empowerment program that offers job training, educational advising, and emotional support to young people from around Oakland.

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6:30pm

Wed May 28, 2014
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Tara Hagins remembers a loved one through the music he loved

Tara Hagins shared her story with KALW's Hear Here project.

Music has played a big role in Tara Hagins' life, beginning when she was 14 and started going to rock concerts with her cousin Holly. 

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4:02pm

Thu May 1, 2014
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Pete Villaseñor finds a home in San Francisco

Pete Villasenor, Branch Manager of Cesar Chavez library

Pete Villaseñor moved to San Francisco from his home state of Texas almost 20 years ago. That’s well before the Bay’s current housing troubles began. But, moving to a new place can come with other difficulties, like homesickness. Villaseñor told our community storytelling project Hear Here how he found solace in a new city.

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5:41pm

Mon April 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Hear Here goes to ROCK

Alvin Kwok shared his story with Hear Here at Visitacion Valley Elementary School.
Audrey DIlling

Our community storytelling project Hear Here also had the chance to visit the ROCK program at Visitacion Valley Middle School to record the stories of young people there.

Eighth grader Pauline Dip told our Hear Here producers about her favorite hobby.

Alvin Kwok is a tutor with ROCK at Visitacion Valley Middle School. He told Hear Here about his family, who has lived in Visitacion Valley since his grandmother first immigrated there from China. She’s been working hard ever since to make a loving home for her family.

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5:56pm

Thu April 24, 2014
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Life lessons from Rutka Messinger

Rutka Messinger is a retired high school literature teacher living in San Francisco’s Richmond District. But, she wasn’t born here. She was actually born in a concentration camp in Siberia at the tail end of World War II. Both her parents survived the Holocaust. Soon after Messinger was born they fled the camp and began what she calls a long and complicated story. Her family ended up in Israel, where she lived until moving to the United States.

Here, Messinger says she sees beauty all around her – especially in her neighborhood. And she says if you look for good things, you’ll see them, too.

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