San Francisco

10:06am

Wed August 7, 2013
Out In The Bay, November 7th, 2013

Out In The Bay Goes Walking In San Francisco

Rick Shelton as Tour Guide "Lola Montez"

  

San Francisco is a city for walking tours and why not show tourists the seedy side?  Leave it to a drag queen!  Host Marilyn Pittman talks with Rick Shelton, aka "Lola Montez," about his two-hour walking tour and the rich San Francisco history you won't get on the mainstream tours. As Lola says:   "Hear stories of the Barbary Coast. San Francisco was rich in more than gold. Many came to San Francisco to "start over," to follow their dreams. The common met the exotic." Thursday, November 7th, at 7pm right after "Fresh Air." 

http://www.dragmealongtours.com

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4:48pm

Wed July 17, 2013
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Ryan Lee's love affair with bread

Ryan Lee lives in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco.
Mariel Waloff

San Francisco is well known for its bread, especially its sourdough, which gets its flavor from a special kind of bacteria in the air here. Combine that with some yeast, flour, and water, let it rise and bake it and you’ll get a uniquely San Franciscan loaf. But it’s not that easy, as the subject of our next story can attest to. He’s been trying to master the art of sourdough since he got his first baking job in the city just over a year ago.

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12:57pm

Thu June 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Nudists continue to cause controversy despite citywide ban

Courtesy of Creative Commons and Flickr user Franco Folini

The Jane Warner Plaza, on the corner of Castro and Market streets in San Francisco, is better known, locally, as the Buff Stop. That’s because of the nudists who can be found letting it all hang out on sunny days. Earlier this year, they caused so much controversy with area businesses and residents that Supervisor Scott Wiener penned and passed an ordinance, in February, ordering nudists to cover their private parts in public. But that hasn’t necessarily made much difference.

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5:18pm

Wed June 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

Marlena's Curtain Call: a documentary remembering a Hayes Valley gay bar and community hub

Marlena’s was a Hayes Valley gathering place that helped knit the city together through good cheer and glitzy drag numbers. But the neighborhood has changed and the iconic bar closed earlier this spring.

It was a popular gay bar, featuring lip-synched drag shows, community fundraisers, and lots and lots of regulars. The spot was around for a couple of decades, right in the heart of the up-and-coming Hayes Valley, which, these days, has up-and-come with trendy restaurants and boutique shops. But, no longer, Marlena’s.

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12:00am

Wed June 5, 2013

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