Radio Poets 2016: Ruby Guzman

Apr 28, 2016

David Martin

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Pete Nowlen: an orchestral and chamber musician, and the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (SFLGFB).  SFLGFB presents a Broadway tune sing along concert and fundraiser on May 14th.

Radio Poets 2016: Mellana Jackson

Apr 27, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Tyler Taylor

Apr 27, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Michael Phi

Apr 25, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Leslie Garcia

Apr 22, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Cora Cost

Apr 21, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Vanessa DeLeon

Apr 20, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Hector Roa

Apr 19, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Felix Mamrikov

Apr 18, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Sarah Wong

Apr 15, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Alexis Alcaraz Orozco

Apr 14, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Anjole Levaron

Apr 13, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Elan Villareal

Apr 12, 2016


The One and Only Mom

Elan Villareal, Garfield Elementary School

I believe my mom is special

very special

She looks like me

She has brown straight hair like the soccer field lines

She has light brown, green, and yellow eyes.

Brown like dirt

Green like grass

Yellow like the opposing team’s jerseys

She has a smooth nose like our soccer balls

Radio Poets 2016: Antonio Gutierrez

Apr 12, 2016



I’m a Fighter

Antonio Gutierrez, Junipero Serra Elementary School


Thug life, that’s what I was taught

Struggling trying to be good

A boy in the dark but has lots of heart

I’m a fighter

That’s what I’m told

Sounds like my life is a rap song but

That’s 100%

Losing those I love 

Have had pain my friend 

Radio Poets 2016: Valerie Martinez

Apr 8, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Michael Soto

Apr 7, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: James Pham

Apr 6, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Marcela Sanchez

Apr 5, 2016

Radio Poets 2016: Owen Isbister

Apr 4, 2016



Owen Isbister, San Francisco Community


Poetry is explaining the world around us

and opening our minds.

I like how (in this case) it relates to soccer.

I learned that poetry is equally as important as soccer.

I also learned it's just as important as anything else.

So put down your phone,

stop stressing out,

get a piece of paper;

a pencil,

have look at the world at a different angle,

and put it down

‘Yes means yes’: Teaching teens affirmative consent

Mar 30, 2016
Photo taken by Christopher Pepper

Jordan Diaz-Boutte is a sophomore at Phillip and Sala Burton High School in San Francisco. From her perspective, consent is still an ambiguous issue.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016
By Flickr user Marc / used under CC license / resized and cropped

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

State-managed retirement plan for California workers takes shape // Sacramento Bee

“By the end of the decade, millions of California workers could be enrolled automatically in a state-run retirement program viewed by proponents as the most significant attempt to address golden-years poverty since the New Deal.

Superindendent's Report

Oct 13, 2015

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza reports to the SF Board of Education at the meeting of Tuesday October 13, 2015.

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar

Jul 17, 2015

Carol Kocivar's feature for June 9, 2015

Daily news roundup for Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner

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

SF schools are developing computer science curriculum for all grade levels // SF Examiner

Radio Poets 2015: Sneja Limbu

Apr 30, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area




My Past Memories

Sneja Limbu, Redding Elementary 

When I see the sun

I feel like I am in the past

with all my wonderful memories

The memories

of being in the sunlight,

and playing soccer

Saying hooray when I win

and having good sportsmanship

when my team feels like they have lost 

The memory

of losing a soccer game

but still having fun

with joy and lots of smiles

The memory

of splashing puddles

while playing soccer

Radio Poets 2015: Giovanna Andrade

Apr 29, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area

I Used To Be…

Giovanna Andrade, Junipero Serra Elementary


I used to be the ground 

that everyone steps on

but now I am heaven

where everyone is welcome


I used to be a cloud

for the people to guess what shape I am

but now I am a cloud with rain

that people stare at and wonder about their life


I used to be a dead rose

with all my petals that have fallen off

but now I am a healthy garden

of beautiful roses


I used to be a broken weak branch

Radio Poets 2015: Jackson Lawrence

Apr 28, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area


Christmas Morning

Jack Lawrence, Redding Elementary

I wake up feeling so excited

I can't wait to see the tree all lighted

With my presents all around

I wake my parents with abound

They woke up to come into the living room

As I ripped open my presents in a boom

I was so happy with what I got

I hugged my parents and said, "Thanks a lot"

Then I went through my whole stocking

I had to say, those were rocking

Spent the whole afternoon with all my new stuff

Radio Poets 2015: Marco Chen

Apr 27, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area



Marco Chen, Garfield Elementary


It's Blue

Like the starry night, like the 

blue sky


It's bright like the glowing moon,

like the very bright sun, it's on fire


It's cold, but its romantic

On top of a tall mountain,

the light of the town is as bright

as the Sun


It's beautiful,

It looks like there

were ten suns

in the sky,

the best day ever,

I see a werewolf,

it's coming to eat the suns

I'm Awake


Radio Poets 2015: Jessica Ojeda Paz

Apr 23, 2015
AmericaSCORES Bay Area




Jessica Ojeda, ER Taylor


I went to Jupiter as fast as light. 

On my long journey I looked outside, 

it was a beautiful night. 

I saw millions of lights. 

I landed on Jupiter; as I walked around 

I felt different types of air. 

I thought, “what a beautiful place” 

I wish to stay

on this peaceful and clean place. 

I felt a nice warm air blowing at me. 

I wish people can live here

I called my family to come with me.