Localore

Hear Here: Armenian Community Center Bingo Hall

Mar 5, 2013

Sometimes we pass a place in our neighborhood everyday, but never know what happens behind the building's facade. When KALW's Anna Sterling decided to look a little deeper into the Armenian Community Center, she discovered a committed father-daughter team of bingo champs.

The spectacularly lit Mormon Temple in the Oakland Hills has been a fixture in the East Bay skyline for over almost fifty years. As part of our place profiles series, KALW's Isabel Angell decided to see what the temple looked like up close.

Hear Here: Unexpected treasure at the Alemany Flea Market

Jan 8, 2013

The Alemany Flea Market is a San Francisco institution.  Every Sunday, vendors of useless knickknacks and pricey treasures set-up their wares in the dirt lot along Alemany Boulevard under the 280 underpass. And then they wait for the right buyer to come along. As part of our place profile series, KALW’s Penina Eilberg-Schwartz headed to the market to ask people about what this long-running market means to them.

Watch Hear Here’s animated short!

Jan 7, 2013
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On December 8, KALW’s community storytelling project Hear Here put on a live presentation of some of the great Bay Area stories it has gathered so far. The event was in partnership with the second annual edition of Live Crosscurrents at the Oakland Museum of California. (Listen to a broadcast version of that show here.)

Watch the animated version of this presentation here!

KALW’s Hear Here story and sound installation popped up in the grassy courtyard of the Oakland Museum of California this Friday evening amidst palm readers, face painters, and yes – a zombie flash mob.

The installation was just one feature of the Oakland Museum of California’s final Summer Nights event of the year, which included Halloween-themed activities like a costume contest and screening of the film Night of the Living Dead.

AIR names KALW to lead public media transformation

Jan 30, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO: After a stiff national competition this fall, the Association of Independents in Radio, Inc. (AIR) today announced KALW as one of ten public radio and television stations tapped for Localore, a producer-led transmedia project challenging public broadcasters to invent new forms of reporting that expand service to a wider public.