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Every good story starts local. So that’s where we start. The Bay is storytelling for daily news. KQED host Devin Katayama talks with reporters to help us make sense of what’s happening in the Bay Area. One story. One conversation. One idea.

Every good story starts local. So that’s where we start. The Bay is storytelling for daily news. KQED host Devin Katayama talks with reporters to help us make sense of what’s happening in the Bay Area. One story. One conversation. One idea.
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Every good story starts local. So that’s where we start. The Bay is storytelling for daily news. KQED host Devin Katayama talks with reporters to help us make sense of what’s happening in the Bay Area. One story. One conversation. One idea.

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Episodes

#Rightnowish: KQED’s Newest Show Spotlights Artists With a Message

4/19/2019
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There are a ton of artists, creators and thinkers in the Bay Area who have messages for society. KQED’s newest radio show Rightnowish highlights them. Author and KQED Arts writer Pendarvis Harshaw brings us into conversations as he embeds himself in Bay Area life and culture. Guest: Pendarvis Harshaw, KQED Arts writer and author of … Continue reading #Rightnowish: KQED’s Newest Show Spotlights Artists With a Message →

Duration:00:12:39

Will High-Speed Rail Ever Make It to the Bay Area?

4/17/2019
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California’s bullet train project was designed to get people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than three hours. But after years of legal and financial battles, the future of that full project is unclear. For now, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is focused on building the route from Merced to Bakersfield. Frustrated residents … Continue reading Will High-Speed Rail Ever Make It to the Bay Area? →

Duration:00:16:19

The Fight Over Building a Homeless Navigation Center on San Francisco’s Embarcadero

4/15/2019
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Neighbors of San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront community were fired up when the city proposed building a 225-bed navigation center for the homeless. First, competing Go Fund Me pages were set up to raise money for litigating the matter. Then, Mayor London Breed was shouted down at a meeting about the shelter. This week, the city … Continue reading The Fight Over Building a Homeless Navigation Center on San Francisco’s Embarcadero →

Duration:00:11:44

How Screwed is the Bay Area Because of Tech IPOs?

4/12/2019
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First it was Lyft. Next is Pinterest. Eventually, Uber, Slack, Airbnb and Postmates. All these tech companies are expected to go public this year. There’s wide speculation that these IPOs are going to make San Francisco even more expensive and impossible to live here. But one writer isn’t buying that. Or, at least, she doesn’t … Continue reading How Screwed is the Bay Area Because of Tech IPOs? →

Duration:00:10:27

Does East Bay Presidential Candidate Eric Swalwell Stand a Chance?

4/10/2019
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U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell doesn’t have the name recognition or the money that the other presidential candidates have. As the 18th Democratic candidate entering the race, he’s starting a little behind. But the 38-year-old, Iowa-born congressman is a frequent guest on cable news shows rebutting President Trump and his administration’s policies. Is that enough? Guest: Scott … Continue reading Does East Bay Presidential Candidate Eric Swalwell Stand a Chance? →

Duration:00:11:27

Watching Yosemite’s Lyell Glacier Die

4/8/2019
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As a geologist, Greg Stock never imagined he’d witness the death of a glacier. The Lyell Glacier is Yosemite National Park’s largest ice mass, and Stock has been researching it for more than a decade. The famed California scientist John Muir first studied the Lyell in the 1870s. But the glacier has slowly shrunk. Soon … Continue reading Watching Yosemite’s Lyell Glacier Die →

Duration:00:12:14

It’s Baaack! Controversial Housing Bill SB 50 Passes First Test

4/5/2019
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Unlike its epic failure last year, SB 50 passed its first test this week in the state Senate Housing Committee hearing. The bill introduced by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener would allow developers to build taller, denser housing near certain transit and job centers. Wiener has support from big city mayors, but not from several … Continue reading It’s Baaack! Controversial Housing Bill SB 50 Passes First Test →

Duration:00:12:59

SF’s Transgender Nightclub Closes: ‘If Divas Wasn’t There, I Wouldn’t Be Here’

4/3/2019
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Divas celebrated 31 years of serving the trans community before closing its doors for good on March 30. Some trans people say the club represented a space of inclusion and community in a city that’s becoming more mono-cultural. Today we bring you one person’s love letter to the place where she discovered herself. Guest: Maria … Continue reading SF’s Transgender Nightclub Closes: ‘If Divas Wasn’t There, I Wouldn’t Be Here’ →

Duration:00:09:02

These Are the Bays of Our Lives

4/1/2019
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The Bay Area bubble is real. Sometimes living in the bubble means have tunnel vision on how the rest of the country lives. So today, we thought we’d leave this bay and visit some others. Travel with us as we hop around and show you other “Bay Areas.” Guests: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media transportation … Continue reading These Are the Bays of Our Lives →

Duration:00:13:18

It’s Expensive to Keep Juvenile Detention Centers Open, Especially When They’re Nearly Empty

3/29/2019
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An investigation by the San Francisco Chronicle found juvenile detention centers across California were nearly empty but the costs to run these facilities have skyrocketed. In San Francisco, it cost $266,000 to keep a kid locked up at juvenile hall. There are 150 beds, but fewer than 50 juvenile offenders on average stay there. Now … Continue reading It’s Expensive to Keep Juvenile Detention Centers Open, Especially When They’re Nearly Empty →

Duration:00:14:42

More than 30 Newsrooms Join KQED’s Police Records Project

3/27/2019
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Dozens of reporters across California have been working to obtain records from police departments on misconduct and accountability under a new state law, SB 1421, that went into effect this year. But they’re having a hard time. Police unions are suing cities and counties to prevent these documents from being released. Today, we’ll give you … Continue reading More than 30 Newsrooms Join KQED’s Police Records Project →

Duration:00:19:40

Can’t Park Here. Berkeley Votes to Ban RV Parking Overnight

3/25/2019
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When a group of RVs was forced to leave Berkeley’s marina last year, many moved to West Berkeley, near Gilman Street where RVs line the sidewalks. Business owners and residents complain that the wheeled-homes leave garbage and take up parking space. Now, the Berkeley city council is considering a ban on overnight parking for RVs. … Continue reading Can’t Park Here. Berkeley Votes to Ban RV Parking Overnight →

Duration:00:08:17

Apple Gets A Cool Image, What Do Artists Get?

3/22/2019
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Local bands and artists are being asked to perform at San Francisco’s Apple store in Union Square. As payment they get Airpods, Apple TV, or a watch. Not money. It’s a story that KQED Arts music editor Nastia Voynovskya first broke. Some artists like the exposure from a large corporation like Apple. Others say artists, … Continue reading Apple Gets A Cool Image, What Do Artists Get? →

Duration:00:11:58

A Parking Spot for the Homeless: Oakland Churches Open Their Lots

3/20/2019
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Nearly a quarter of the people experiencing homelessness in Oakland are living out of a car, truck or some type of vehicle. That’s why four Oakland churches announced a new plan this week to allow homeless people to park cars overnight on their properties. Churches will offer portable bathrooms and showers, while up to 65 … Continue reading A Parking Spot for the Homeless: Oakland Churches Open Their Lots →

Duration:00:09:08

Corporate Influence on the Bay Area’s Music Scene

3/18/2019
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The Bay Area’s eccentric reputation is built from its arts and culture. Music is a centerpiece. So it’s no wonder some in the music scene worry about the impact of large national promoters on independent venues that were once booked by local promoters. Guests: Sam Lefebvre, KQED Arts staff writer and Tony Bedard, local music … Continue reading Corporate Influence on the Bay Area’s Music Scene →

Duration:00:09:36

What Bay Area Students Think About the #CollegeAdmissionScandal

3/15/2019
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Many people were not surprised that 13 of the 50 people charged in the college admission scandal this week are from the Bay Area. Among those not surprised that money and power impact who gets into colleges and who doesn’t are three high school seniors at June Jordan School for Equity. Today, we hear from … Continue reading What Bay Area Students Think About the #CollegeAdmissionScandal →

Duration:00:11:03

Berkeley’s ‘Welcome’ Signs Acknowledge Ohlone Land and the Bay Area’s Original People

3/13/2019
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Berkeley unveiled new city limit signs this week that say “Welcome to the City of Berkeley – Ohlone Territory.” Colonizers have wiped away much Native American history in the Bay Area, but a few burial shellmounds are still around. Another sign that reminds us of who was here first and whose land we are living … Continue reading Berkeley’s ‘Welcome’ Signs Acknowledge Ohlone Land and the Bay Area’s Original People →

Duration:00:15:27

NIMBY. YIMBY. Now PHIMBY? The Housing Debate’s Newest Slogan

3/11/2019
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Fights over housing policies in the Bay Area often include these two sides: The NIMBYs (not in my backyard) and the YIMBYs (yes in my backyard). Let me introduce you to the PHIMBYs, who are bringing another level of nuance to the housing debate. They believe more public housing should be part of a solution … Continue reading NIMBY. YIMBY. Now PHIMBY? The Housing Debate’s Newest Slogan →

Duration:00:13:05

No Charges For Officers Who Shot Stephon Clark. Will There Ever Be?

3/8/2019
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People are outraged that two Sacramento police officers will not face criminal charges for killing 22-year old Stephon Clark last year, an unarmed Black man holding a cell phone. The state attorney general and the district attorney both say the officers’ use of deadly force was legally justified. But two bills in the Legislature could … Continue reading No Charges For Officers Who Shot Stephon Clark. Will There Ever Be? →

Duration:00:14:00

It’s The Bay’s One-Year Anniversary!

3/6/2019
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The Bay officially launched on March 6, 2018. Since then, we’ve covered some of the biggest Bay Area stories: elections, ICE raids and all kinds of housing laws. Plus, we’ve had some real conversations about Bay Area culture. But one of our favorite things is listening to messages that listeners have sent us about our … Continue reading It’s The Bay’s One-Year Anniversary! →

Duration:00:08:23