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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.

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Bay Area comedian Stroy Moyd was born in East Oakland, moved to Berkeley as a teen, and now performs all over the Bay, and beyond. The twenty-something has been doing stand-up since he was 16, inspired by his dad's sense of humor and way with words.

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

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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.

Sights & Sounds: Walter Hood

Sep 8, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Walter Hood, an artist and designer who renovated the Bayview Opera House, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

This music is by Aireene Espiritu, a singer/songwriter living in Oakland. She mostly plays original songs incorporating Latin and African rhythms, folk, and inspirations from gospel music – your basic mix of Americana. 

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
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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. 

 

Glass King, a recycling center in West Oakland that's a source of income and safety net for roughly 400 daily walk-up recyclers, is set to close on August 20th. That is, unless supporters of the center successfully petition the city to withdraw its orders to shut the center down.

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.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

 Marin delegates celebrate Trump nomination: ‘Like New Year’s Eve’ // Marin Independent Journal

 “'It was like New Year’s Eve, only in triplicate,' a Marin delegate said of the moment New York put Donald Trump over the top as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.

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
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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

 The Oakland Police Department remains in upheaval following reports that at least 14 officers sexually exploited a minor and the sudden resignation of three department chiefs in June. City Visions host Joseph Pace and guests discuss the cultural issues underlying the scandal and what's next for the department.

Guests:

-John Burris, lead partner, John L. Burris Law Offices; specializes in civil rights and police misconduct cases

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

Courtesy of Crashing Hotels

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.

Your Call: Media coverage of police misconduct

Jun 23, 2016

On the June 24th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the investigation into the Oakland Police Department’s sex scandal, which has also expanded to the San Francisco Police Department.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

 

House Democrats’ Gun-Control Sit-In Turns Into Chaotic Showdown With Republicans // New York Times

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

San Francisco voters may ban homeless encampments // SF Examiner

"San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to ban homeless encampments and empower police officers to remove them within 24 hours.

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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