StoryCorps

5:37pm

Mon December 1, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Navigating patients to spiritual health at Highland Hospital

Beneca Curry and Zhonnet Harper
StoryCorps

From time to time, the StoryCorps team goes mobile, and collects interviews at different sites around the Bay Area. One of the places they visited was Highland Hospital in East Oakland. The public hospital has been around since 1927, and has since served thousands of patients from all walks of life.

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5:25pm

Wed November 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: A bit of color in the darkest of times

Slobodan Dan Paich spoke with Nirmala Nataraj at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco

 

Shortly after World War II in Eastern Europe, Slobodan Dan Paich was just a boy – and he says life felt void of color. He remembers the moment light came back in – it was all thanks to a certain musical tale about a dark-haired beauty named Tosca.

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4:46pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Overcoming mental illness together

Chuck and Josh Lampert
San Francisco StoryCorps


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4:36pm

Thu November 7, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Doctors discuss how they practice at Highland Hospital

StoryCorps

5:19pm

Mon October 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: Coit Tower's Murals at 80

BriYYZ 2010

Last week marked the 80th birthday of one of San Francisco’s grandest landmarks: Coit Tower. Inside the iconic structure are several colorful murals depicting themes of labor and life in California during the Great Depression. A group of master artists went to work on these murals in 1934 as part of the Public Works of Art Project. The program was part of the federal government’s effort to put people back to work, a precursor to the creation of the Works Progress Administration. 

The year 1934 also marked the controversial West Coast Waterfront Strike, which helped usher in the national organized labor movement. Violence broke out during the strike, and controversy over the radical content in some of the murals ensued. Some of the most contentious scenes were painted over. Bernard Zakheim was one of the Coit Tower muralists, and his daughter Ruth Gottstein remembers the strike in this interview with San Francisco StoryCorps. 

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