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3:18pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Meet Archie Johnson

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Driving a bus can be a stressful, thankless job – just ask AC Transit driver Robert Hawkins, who told us in this recent Crosscurrents story: “It's like a switch turns on in your head because you know that you're getting ready to deal with a bunch of mess. Or the potential for a bunch of mess out here.”

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3:13pm

Thu August 23, 2012
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KCRW’s ‘Sonic Trace’: A radio show with visual panache

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Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, producer of KCRW’s Sonic Trace, has an ambitious vision: to trace the stories of immigrants to Los Angeles from Mexico and Central America, illustrating how entire communities have reconstituted themselves in LA. Not only that, but she wants to do it in style.

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5:30pm

Tue August 21, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Chris Mason

Chris Mason shared his story with Hear Here producers at the San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch.

The Hear Here project has been visiting libraries and community organizations around San Francisco and Oakland, bringing back the personal stories of people who live in those cities. At the San Francisco Main library, they discovered Chris Mason. Mason came to the library to share his story of coping with a life-altering nervous system disorder.

Listen to the full story above. 

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4:52pm

Thu August 16, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

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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5:41pm

Mon August 13, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

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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