Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project


Thu August 16, 2012

Our nemesis, the squid

Science writer Max McClure won KALW's first ever "Hear Here Story Slam-wich."
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On Friday, August 10, KALW's community storytelling team Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project invited you to the first-ever "Story Slam-wich." That's right: a grilled cheese cook-off and storytelling competition. Our winning story came from Max McClure, a Stanford University science writer, who shared these thoughts on an old enemy: the squid.

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Mon August 13, 2012

Hear Here: Meet Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson shared his story with Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio project at the San Francisco Main library.

If you're a San Francisco resident, there is a good chance you went to college. Over 40 percent of the residents are college graduates, making San Francisco one of the most educated cities in the country. So when we send our community storytelling team out to gather stories from locals, many have tales of college life. Our Hear Here team heard one of them from San Franciscan, Ben Nelson at the San Francisco Main Library. He shared his plan for a new kind of Ivy League university, which he first thought of as a college student.

Listen to the full story above.

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Thu August 9, 2012
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Meet Marlene Tran

Producers for KALW's community storytelling initiative "Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project" took their microphones to the Visitacion Valley library and met 66-year-old Marlene Tran.

No matter how long you’ve lived in the Bay Area, there are probably certain neighborhoods that you’ve never visited. Here in San Francisco, Visitacion Valley is one of those places. It’s in the southeastern most part of the city; the highway exit? Well, it’s the “Cow Palace.”

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Fri August 3, 2012
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Grilled cheese sandwiches, stories, and you! Join Hear Here next Friday in Downtown Oakland

KALW's community storytelling team, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project, is bringing their brand of live storytelling event to Awaken Cafe in Downtown Oakland next Friday evening, August 10th.

What happens when you combine local public radio, a story slam, and a grilled cheese cook-off? A recipe for a good time! KALW is bringing you a live menu of food-themed tales from professional storytellers and local residents. It's part of our new community storytelling project, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project. Be sure to stay for the evening’s three acts:

APPETIZER: Professional storyteller and radio producer hamming it up on stage

MAIN COURSE: Grilled cheese cookoff, judged by select audience members

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Thu August 2, 2012
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Meet Lita Hernandez

KALW's Hear Here producers met Lita Hernandez (pictured) at the 81st Avenue East Oakland Library. Photo by Audrey Dilling.

Here at KALW, we're experimenting with a new way of producing radio, and it involves you. It's our new community storytelling initiative, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project, in which we take our microphones to local neighborhoods to listen to your stories.

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