Hear Here

Hear Here Community Engagement Specialist Anne Huang interviews Esther Goolsby at the 81st Avenue East Oakland Library.
Hear Here Community Engagement Specialist Anne Huang interviews Esther Goolsby at the 81st Avenue East Oakland Library.

Hear Here is KALW’s local community storytelling project. We seek out the stories of people who live and work in San Francisco and Oakland neighborhoods – and share what we hear on air and online!

Hear Here is currently recording stories in the Visitacion Valley, SF and East Oakland neighborhoods.

Take a listen to some of the stories we’ve collected below…

We've heard stories of immigration...

...and family...

...and work...

...and more.

Making Connections

Sometimes the stories we collect don't just stop at the radio.

How it Works

Hear Here partners with public libraries and community organizations to capture the often untold stories of the surrounding neighborhoods. We set up a date to show up at the library with our microphones and sit down for short, recorded conversations with participants. Every participant receives a CD copy of their interview. Some stories will air on KALW 91.7FM!

Want to share your story or partner with Hear Here to share the stories of your community?

Email hearhereradio@gmail.com or call (415) 264-7106.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud.

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11:17am

Tue May 29, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here is going LIVE on June 2nd!

What do an accidental pinata-maker, an aspiring hip hop artist, a perennial politician, and a beekeeper have in common? You can hear all of their stories, and more, this Saturday, June 2, at the Polish Club in San Francisco.

Help KALW celebrate the launch of Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project at a live storytelling event. Learn about the diverse characters that make up the cities of Oakland and San Francisco through the words of oral storytellers, local radio reporters, and musicians.

Performers include:

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10:52am

Mon May 28, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Austin Galvan

Hear Here producer Wendy Baker met Austin Galvan on a reporting trip in Oakland. Here's his story.

5:31pm

Mon May 14, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Gregory Gee

Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio project is KALW’s brand new storytelling adventure in Oakland and San Francisco. Our Hear Here producers are popping up all over those cities to hear your stories and put them on the air. They recently sprung up in the Golden Gate branch of the Oakland library to talk to local residents about work. They met a young man trying to get his start as a hip-hop performer.

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11:02am

Sat May 12, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here at Oakland's Golden Gate Library Branch

Hear Hear producers Erica Mu and Audrey Dilling will be back at the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library to hear your stories! Saturday May 12, 1:30 - 4:30 in the Community Room downstairs. 

Drop by! Share a story! It could end up on the radio!

8:43pm

Tue May 1, 2012
LOCALORE

Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Find out where Hear Here is popping up next on the Events page at hearhere.kalw.org

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