San Francisco

5:32pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Breaking

How the biggest storm in years affected the Bay

City workers siphon water out of flooded buildings in San Francisco's Mission District
Ben Trefny


Today’s storm disrupted lives up and down the Bay Area, knocking down trees, flooding roadways, and cutting power to tens of thousands of people.

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5:25pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: San Francisco Flower Mart

With days that can start as early as 12 am, work hours in the floral business run long. Here, a Lupe Farms employee takes a mid-day break.
Liz Mak

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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11:40am

Thu December 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

An Afternoon with the Bard in Golden Gate Park

Shakespeare Garden
Jeremy Dalmas

 

In a quiet spot, just west of the bustle of the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, sits a garden dedicated to English literature’s crowned prince: William Shakespeare. Once you make it past the entrance gate and down the worn brick path, you are transported into an English garden filled with manicured flower beds, trimmed lawns, and people escaping the noise of the city.

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12:00am

Tue December 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

Your Call: How are artists exploring the Bay Area’s affordability crisis?

  

 

 

On the December 9th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we're discussing creative responses to displacement. Median rent in San Francisco is over $3,000 a month. The city is now one of the most unequal urban areas in the country. Many long-term renters have been evicted. From 2000 to 2010, San Francisco’s black population dropped by 19 percent. What place does art have in the fight against gentrification? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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6:04pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Church of Coltrane

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.

This auditory guessing game is part of our project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts.

Listen above for the full answer... 

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