Oakland

IMAGE COURTESY OF RASHIDAH GRINAGE, COALITION FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

 

For years, activists have been pushing for a community-led police commission to keep tabs on the Oakland Police Department. The Department’s involvement in a recent sexual misconduct scandal has brought the need for increased oversight into sharp focus.

We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around our Bay Area this weekend.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Mama's Royal Cafe

Oct 14, 2016
Bonnie Chan

 All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. The organization was created by two students at Merritt College in Oakland — Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale — who decried police brutality and economic exploitation.

Just northeast of Lake Merritt, across the 580 freeway, you really can’t miss it. It's big, it's public, it often contains inflammatory messages, and it's neon. 

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Cottage growers protected by state law ... Oakland equity plan may violate laws ... Beware of Prop. 64: Colorado health manager ... Pop quiz and more.

On the October 6th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss new museums and exhibits that tell the story of African-American history.

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California nurses endorse Prop. 64 ... Oakland’s permit process stalls ... Will pot license save Amoeba Records? ... Pot and pregnancy ... and more.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Jack London Square

Sep 29, 2016
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All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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The dancer Spulu has made a name for himself both as an artist and an activist. Drawing from his Pacific Islander heritage and love of hip-hop, he communicates his passion for social justice through his choreography style. 

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Attorney General: Marijuana not a gateway drug in opioid crisis ... Autumn is time for harvest, and violence ... Oakland wants to partner with new cannabis businesses ... What kids should know ... and more.

Sights & Sounds: Gina Gold

Sep 22, 2016

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Gina Gold, filmmaker and actor and host of TMI Storytelling, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Incubating progressive leadership in the Black Church

Sep 19, 2016
Photo courtesy of Ben Trefny

 


Mike McBride is pastor of The Way Christian Center in Berkeley. He’s also the Director of Urban Strategies for the PICO National Network of progressive, faith-based organizations.

Olivia Henry

Thanks to the generosity of listeners, we are now less than $9,000 from our goal of $375,000 for KALW's September campaign.  This is our last on-air fundraiser until May 2017 --  and it's significant for the future of KALW.  Make your donation now!

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: East Bay Bike Party

Sep 8, 2016
Eli Wirtschafter

All week long, we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

It’s Friday afternoon, the weekend mere hours away, and in case you’re not prepared, here are a few one-of-a-kind events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Photo by Bonnie Chan.

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Oakland's Youth Poet Laureate: "Words can save lives"

Aug 15, 2016
Photo courtesy of Youth Speaks

 

 

Azariah Cole-Shephard is Oakland's newest Youth Poet Laureate. Azariah doesn’t write too many love poems. She says since we're living in a society so filled with hate, there are more urgent priorities.

Bay Area Voices on Racial Injustice: "Breathing and black"

Aug 9, 2016
Photo by Justine Lee.

We continue with our series of essays by Bay Area residents reflecting on race in America. 

Tammy Drummond

 

Every Wednesday afternoon, a science classroom in a West Oakland middle school fills up with kids that hang out there by choice. It's become a sanctuary for the neighborhood. Why?

Clody Cates

Let us help you make the most of the upcoming sunny weekend with our recommendations of unique and cheap things to do around the Bay Area.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Protestors chained to doors of Police Union Building in Oakland // ABC 7 News

"Black Lives Matter protesters are spending the night outside the Oakland police union headquarters, some are chained to the building.

This weekend, the Bay Area is celebrating creativity, community, and art cars, and we have a roundup of fun things that you can do to blow off some steam now through Sunday night.

Daily News Roundup for Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jul 12, 2016
"Oakland, California," by Flickr user Sharon Hahn Darlin, used under CC lisence / cropped and resized

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Oakland: Company laundered campaign donations to mayoral, council candidates // East Bay Times

Our roundup of suggested events to check out this weekend around the Bay Area.

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Miracle Grow, Google show interest in cannabis industry ... Prescriptions drop in legal states ... AUMA explained ... Time to panic in Colorado? And more.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jul 5, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:
 
San Francisco Considers Tax on Tech Companies to Pay for Boom’s Downside // New York Times

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We’ve heard of crashing waves, and crashing cars, but this is the first time we’ve heard of Crashing Hotels, the band you’re hearing now. 

Ready for Pride this weekend? Or maybe you're looking for something more low-key to do? We have you covered in our suggestions for what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

Oakland Police O25 Occupy Oakland Oscar Grant Plaza, Steve Rhodes, used under CC license, cropped and resized

Update: The headline has been changed to reflect that fact that the allegations include statutory rape and human trafficking.

Up until recently, the Oakland Police Department appeared to be moving past the racial profiling scandals and police brutality charges that plagued the department. 

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