Hear Here

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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3:20pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Hear Here

Hear Here: Meet Sandra Gahm

Sandra Gahm shared her story with KALW's Hear Here team at St. Mary's Center in Oakland.
Erica Mu

2:36pm

Wed November 14, 2012
HEAR HERE

Where's YOUR Favorite Place?

Our community storytelling project Hear Here wants to get to know the places that make these Bay Area cities what they are by asking a simple question: What's a place in your neighborhood that means something to you - and why?

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6:04pm

Thu November 1, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Nina Jo Smith

Nina Jo Smith is a singer-songwriter based in San Francisco

3:42pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Community stories from KALW’s Hear Here pop up at the Oakland Museum of California

KALW’s Hear Here story and sound installation popped up in the grassy courtyard of the Oakland Museum of California this Friday evening amidst palm readers, face painters, and yes – a zombie flash mob.

The installation was just one feature of the Oakland Museum of California’s final Summer Nights event of the year, which included Halloween-themed activities like a costume contest and screening of the film Night of the Living Dead.

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11:51am

Thu October 18, 2012
COMMUNITY EVENT

Hear Here’s story installation to pop up at the Oakland Museum of California Friday Oct 26

KALW’s community storytelling team Hear Here is showcasing stories from the residents of Oakland and San Francisco in a larger-than-life installation at the Oakland Museum of California next Friday, October 26 from 5pm-12am.

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