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5:24pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Meet DaJuan Simpson

Visitacion Valley resident DaJuan Simpson gives KALW's Hear Here producers a tour of his library.
Erica Mu

If you’ve visited your local library recently, you might have seen some kids listening to story time ... teenagers seated in front of  computers ... adults reading on couches ... somebody sleeping. Libraries aren’t just for quiet reading anymore.

“If we’re quiet, hush places with books only, we’re not relevant to this community,” says Oakland’s 81st Avenue Senior Library Assistant, Anthony Propernick. “I think we have to provide a safe place; we have to provide a place where people can come and hang out and exchange ideas and develop a sense of community.”

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11:51am

Thu October 18, 2012
COMMUNITY EVENT

Hear Here’s story installation to pop up at the Oakland Museum of California Friday Oct 26

KALW’s community storytelling team Hear Here is showcasing stories from the residents of Oakland and San Francisco in a larger-than-life installation at the Oakland Museum of California next Friday, October 26 from 5pm-12am.

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12:17pm

Tue October 16, 2012
TELL YOUR STORY

Put your story on the Hear Here map

Visit hearhere.kalw.org to contribute your story about a significant place in your neighborhood.

At KALW, we believe that telling the story of a city means telling the stories of the people who live there. That’s what our community storytelling project Hear Here has been doing in San Francisco and Oakland – and now they want to get to know the places that make these cities what they are by asking a simple question:

What’s a place in your neighborhood that means something to you – and why?

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5:55pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Hear Here: Take part in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony with Guenet Sebsibe

Our Hear Here team has been interviewing people in libraries throughout San Francisco and Oakland about their lives and memories. Now they want to know about the places that make those memories what they are. They’re asking a simple question: what’s a place in your neighborhood that matters to you, and why?

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4:56pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Hear Here

Hear Here: Meet the future skaters of Balboa Skate Park

Ben Trefny

If skateboards are your thing, you have a new place to thrash in San Francisco: the new Balboa Skate Park. And that brings us to another installment of our community storytelling project, Hear Here. KALW's Ben Trefny swung by the Balboa Skate Park, before its official opening, to meet some of the skaters there. He met edn Bowater-Skelly, Mario Mancini, Sirdenzel Lumsey, and Vivan Nguyen there. 

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