San Francisco

4:11pm

Mon October 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: Determined to be president

Patricia Hemphill was very young when it dawned on her that she had a big dream for her future, but it wasn’t very well-received by her teacher at the time, Ms. Hart. Hemphill shares the story in this interview with her mother, Anniece Hemphill at the San Francisco StoryCorps booth in the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

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5:23pm

Thu October 4, 2012
Out in the Bay - 10/4/12 - Pomo Afro Homos

Out In The Bay goes Pomo Afro Homos!

Pomo Afro Homos onstage

Pomo Afro Homos? Yes, "post-modern African American homosexuals," the
groundbreaking black queer performance troupe from the 90's is back! Marilyn Pittman
talks with Brian Freeman, one of the founders of the group that made history in San Francisco
during the AIDS crisis of the early 90's. He's reprising their signature show,

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5:49pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Politics

The key to San Francisco opens the heart of visiting Nobel Laureate

UK Department for International Development

At a time when Americans are increasingly preoccupied with our own upcoming elections, some of San Francisco’s expatriates recently had a chance to hear from a political fighter of their own.  Burmese opposition leader and Nobel prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi visited San Francisco at the end of last week.  

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5:46pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Squeezebox Stories: Vince Cirelli, accordion repairman

The accordion has been recognized as the San Francisco’s official instrument. Back in the early part of the 20th century, San Francisco’s North Beach was a Mecca of accordion building (and playing) in the United States.

Vince Cirelli was an Italian American accordion repairman in his 90s, and Skyler Fell, a woman in her early 30s, was his apprentice. Tattooed, pierced, and part of the “steam punk,” DIY, Burning Man scenes, Fell now owns her own accordion repair shop in San Francisco, where she says an “Accordion Revolution” is happening among people of all ages.

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5:45pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Mass Movements: Chris Carlsson and Lisa-Ruth Elliot wrote the book on Critical Mass

Political movements don't have to be shaped by politicians.  In fact, one of the most dynamic movements to shape the way we see our streets started with a group of bicycle riders in San Francisco who simply wanted to be seen.

It's a gathering that's come to be known as "Critical Mass."  Tomorrow night, hundreds, if not thousands, of cyclists from around the world will come together to take over the city's streets and celebrate the event's 20th anniversary.

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