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The Tenderloin

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss a new site-specific performance highlighting the legacy of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood and its role in the nation's history.

“Right now we’re standing in front of a more arid desert feature,” says my tour guide Darryl Smith. It’s an odd thing to point out in the middle of San Francisco — and the street sounds nearby don’t let you forget that you’re in the heart of the Tenderloin, but as soon as you set foot in this park, you know you’ve walked into a unique space.

Dancer and choreographer Liz Boubion: Sights & Sounds

Oct 26, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Liz Boubion, co-director of the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choregoraphers, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

City Visions: Homelessness experts talk solutions

Oct 23, 2017

  San Francisco spends over $275 million a year on homelessness, but is progress being made?  A walk through San Francisco's streets might suggest our homelessness problem is worse than ever.  

Sights & Sounds: Taro Hattori

May 25, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Artist Taro Hattori told KALW’s Jen Chien about three wonderful events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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Lisa Galinis and Laura Sinai are sitting at a folding table with stacks of voter registration cards near the intersection of Turk and Hyde in San Francisco, registering people in the Tenderloin to vote.

An alternative to calling 911 in the Tenderloin

Sep 1, 2016
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Jacob Savage almost became a cop. He spent high school and college going on police ride-alongs, wearing a uniform and a bulletproof vest.

This weekend, the Bay Area is celebrating creativity, community, and art cars, and we have a roundup of fun things that you can do to blow off some steam now through Sunday night.

Every morning in the Tenderloin, when people all around San Francisco are starting to wake up, around 30 people gather at St. Boniface Church, waiting to go sleep. This is the story of one morning.

Radio Poets 2016: Michael Phi

Apr 25, 2016
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Photo by James Hosking, resized and cropped with permission

All week long we've been playing one sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Illustration by David Boyer.

THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day. 

Illustration by David Boyer.

THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day.

Season one focuses on Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood that some feel is changing, while others feel it’s getting worse. What you’ll hear this is season is what producer David Boyer found while spending the better part a year getting to know the people who live and work nearby. This is episode four  listen to more.

THE INTERSECTION: The Tenderloin's union hall

Feb 16, 2016
David Boyer

THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day.

Season one focuses on Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood that some feel is changing, while others feel it’s getting worse. What you’ll hear this is season is what producer David Boyer found while spending the better part a year getting to know the people who live and work nearby. This is episode three — listen to more.

Photo by David Boyer

THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day. 

Season one focuses on Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood that some feel is changing, while others feel it’s getting worse. What you’ll hear this is season is what producer David Boyer found while spending the better part a year getting to know the people who live and work nearby.  This is episode two — listen to more

Photograph by David Boyer.

 

THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day. 

Season one focuses on Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood that some feel is changing, while others feel it’s getting worse. What you’ll hear this is season is what producer David Boyer found while spending the better part a year getting to know the people who live and work nearby. This is episode one — listen to more

Check out our suggestions of unique events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Ted Muldoon

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Donna Sachet: drag entertainer, San Francisco personality and creator of the annual Songs of the Season benefit cabaret.

Photo by Jessica Placzek

 

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.

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Here are a few suggestions of special events that you can attend happening around our fine Bay Area this weekend.

The art festival that aimed to change San Francisco

Nov 10, 2015
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Imagine if San Francisco’s Tenderloin and Mid-Market area were filled with artists: storefronts overflowing with creative expression; staged performances in public places; a free cafe.

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We have a few recommendations on what to do and where to go around the Bay Area this weekend, especially if you’re looking to get away from the Hardly Strictly crowded heart of San Francisco.

Christopher Muzar

  On the September 2nd edition of Your Call, we’re speak with organizers, artists, and youths who’ve documented life in the Tenderloin neighborhood. 

The Tenderloin’s sanctuary of song

Aug 20, 2015
Courtesy of the Cadillac Hotel

 

Rebecca Roudman and Jason Eckl, members of the band Dirty Cello, are doing a sound check in the middle of the day, in an unconventional location: the lobby of the Cadillac Hotel in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.

Tonight is opening night for the The Tenderloin Museum, and they’re celebrating with a panel discussion titled ‘The Screaming Queens, Then and Now,’ featuring transgender activists Tamara Ching, Veronika Fimbres, and filmmakers Susan Stryker & Victor Silverman. 

Courtesy of Twitter

In exchange for a tax deal, Twitter recently debuted NeighborNest, a community learning center across the street from its Civic Center headquarters. Monday on our program, host David Onek explores Twitter's plan for the center, and whether the services it offers -- like coding classes and daycare -- can meet the needs of residents of the nearby Tenderloin. 

Guests: 

Caroline Barlerin, Head of Community Outreach and Philanthropy at Twitter

Daily news roundup for Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015
Evan Ducharme / SF Examiner

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

Major expansion approved for Bay Area Bike Share // SF Examiner

Daily news roundup for May 14th, 2015

May 14, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Oakland puts off acting on controversial surveillance system // SF GATE

"Activists are keeping an eye on Oakland as city officials grapple with new proposed restrictions for the Domain Awareness Center, a controversial surveillance system at the city’s port.

Radio Poets 2015: Frisca Mohammady

Apr 20, 2015
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Red

Frisca Mohammady, Up on Top Program at Tenderloin Community School

Red sounds like fire

It sounds very scary

It tastes like strawberry pudding and strawberry jello

 

Red makes me feel cozy and warm 

It's like I have to sleep

Moves likes the waves of the ocean

Looks like a monster

Feels like love

 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Mar 19, 2015
Gabrielle Lurie / Special to the SF Examiner

Fire inspectors seek legal action against landlords in Mission // SF Gate"Fire inspectors are seeking legal action against the owners of three apartment buildings in the Mission District for blocking fire escapes and having alarm systems that don’t work.

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