San Francisco

5:25pm

Thu October 2, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: City Grazing's Goats and Goat Whisperers

Genevieve Church is one of City Grazing's goat whisperers
Holly McDede

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 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.

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12:19pm

Thu October 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Street poets come together at 16th and Mission

Poets share stories outside a Mission District BART station in San Francisco
Tonny Villarreal

Note: This article contains language some readers may find offensive.

Usually, people who emerge from the 16th Street BART Station in San Francisco are greeted by men and women slumped over shopping carts, by panhandlers, and by the cacophony of traffic. But late on Thursday nights, BART passengers stride into the sounds of poetry. For over a decade, poets, musicians, and comedians have been meeting outside the station.

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6:00pm

Wed October 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

Interview with Director Suzanne Lafetra

In  Marin County the  Mill Valley Film Fest  is underway. It opens Thursday October 2, and this week we're featuring some of the many local documentary makers in this year’s program.

Today, we explore the film FREE, which follows young dance students at Destiny Arts in Oakland as they navigate harsh realities like abuse, violence, suicide attempts, and absent parents, all while preparing for a big dance performance that compels them to express their innermost fears. Director Suzanne Lafetra came to the studio, to talk about the film. A note to our listeners, this interview contains a description rape.

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5:13pm

Tue September 30, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

The $35,000 Plumbing Bill: The adventures of a hopeful café owner

Under CC license from Flickr user Taber Andrew Bain

It all started a couple of years ago, when a happy-go-lucky guy I swim with named Joe Omran showed up at Aquatic Park one day in a foul mood. Thirty years ago, he bought a small grocery and deli on the western edge of Nob Hill called Le Beau Market. Now he wanted to open a café nearby. Just a little one.

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5:07pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Transportation

Getting around San Francisco after 65

Christine Atkinson being helped off an On Lok van by driver Esteban Escobedo.
Isabel Angell

Part of getting older means you can’t get around like you used to. Maybe you can’t drive a car anymore, or hike up those big San Francisco hills to catch the bus.

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