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The Bay
Rain and Eviction Loom Over Oakland's Wood Street Encampment

The Bay

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 22:43


California's temperate weather is one reason why homelessness is so visible. But with climate change, warmer and wetter weather are making the emergency on the streets even more dire.  At what remains of the Wood Street encampment in West Oakland, people without shelter are experiencing flooding and a fight to stay warm amid a series of atmospheric rivers hitting the Bay Area in recent weeks. Residents of Wood Street say the services the city is offering doesn't meet their needs.  But it's not just the threat of another rainstorm looming over the encampment; the city has plans to evict those remaining at Wood Street once and for all.  Guest: Erin Baldassari, Housing Affordability Reporter for KQED Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Talaterra
The World As It Could Be - Environmental Education and Human Rights

Talaterra

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 75:41


“Human rights are held by all persons equally, universally and forever.Human rights are the basic standards without which people cannot live in dignity.These rights are inalienable. This means you cannot lose these rights just as you cannot cease to be a human.“                                                                                                                                          - The World As It Could Be In this episode, we learn from Sandy Sohcot and Ellen Sebastian Chang of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. We also learn about a collaboration between TWAICB and Talaterra that will help environmental professionals from diverse fields advance their work within a human rights framework.What circumstances led to the creation of The World As It Could Be?How do Sandy and Ellen introduce people to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?How have they strengthened the relationship between community members and law enforcement?How is The World As It Could Be and Talaterra collaborating to help environmental professionals view their environmental work through a human rights framework?These questions will be answered in this episode.We begin with Sandy explaining how The World As It Could Be, got its start.(A quick note to our regular listeners. This episode is a little longer than our usual episode.)LINKSThe World As It Could Be (TWAICB)TWAICB FacebookTWAICB Instagram (@TWAICB)TWAICB LinkedInJoin TWAICB Email ListAlameda County Deputy Sheriffs Activities League (DSAL)Rex FoundationRegister for Amplify Your Practice for People and the Planet (begins January 19, 2023). Join Sandy Sohcot and Ellen Sebastian Change of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program to amplify the impact of your environmental education practice.In this workshop, you'll consider your educational objectives and the impact your programs have on people and the planet. You will engage in conversation about the fundamental purpose of environmental education and reflect on how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights connects with your practice and environmental education overall.Pre-enroll yourself (pre-enrollment ends January 1, 2023)Pre-enroll yourself and a colleague (pre-enrollment ends January 1, 2023)(Note: Regular Registration begins on January 2, 2023. Check back here for links on January 2.)___________________________________________ABOUT SANDY SOHCOTDirector and originator of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. Sandy holds a California Lifetime Teaching Credential. In July 2001, Sandy became Executive Director of the Rex Foundation and served as in that capacity through 2013, to help renew the Foundation in the absence of direct Grateful Dead concert funding. In 2006, as part of her work, Sandy developed The World As It Could Be initiative to raise awareness about the human rights framework. The initial work evolved to become a full program with curriculum that includes the creative arts as a vital part of teaching about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since January 2014, Sandy has been Director of TWAICB, now a program of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League (DSAL). Sandy has been active in the small business and women's communities of San Francisco. She co-founded the Women's Leadership Alliance, and is past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. In July 1999, the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women honored Sandy with their Women Who Make a Difference Award. Sandy served as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission 2004 – 2008.___________________________________________ABOUT ELLEN SEBASTIAN CHANG:Ellen Sebastian Chang (she/her), whose creative practice spans 45 years, is a storied figure in the performing arts, as a multi-disciplinary director (theater, opera, dance, and installation) arts educator, and lighting designer. "I create as a director, producer, writer, and teaching artist.  I began my theater practice as a lighting technician (Berkeley Stage Company) and designer. In 1981, I shifted to directing/writing/creating devised experimental performances with the premiere of Your Place is No Longer with Us which followed a ten-year-old biracial girl throughout a Victorian mansion in San Francisco.  In 1986, I was the co-founder/co-artistic director of LIFE ON THE WATER, a national and internationally known presenting and producing organization at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. In the 21st century, with Deep Waters Dance Theater I have co-created 14 Episodes of "House/Full of Blackwomen," in 2020 episode 14 called New Chitlin Circuitry: a reparations vaudeville; “How to Fall in Love in A Brothel” interactive installation, performances and short film with Sunhui Chang and Maya Gurantz commissioned by Catherine Clark Gallery;  “A Hole In Space (Oakland Redux) created with Maya Gurantz connecting to Oakland neighborhoods via 24-hour video portal; Consulting Producer for “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley” HBO and interviewee; “Fabulation”  by Lynne Nottage Lorraine Hansberry Theater with Margo Hall and Daveed Diggs. Lost and Found Sound with The Kitchen Sisters. Since 2006 as the ongoing Creative Director and Teaching Artist for The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program (TWAICB) I co-created curriculum and a series of successful initiatives employing the creative arts to deepen learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and its principles. My perspective is an ongoing desire to engage creatively and collaboratively, to make works that connect us across disciplines, cultures, class, and break through our fears by challenging our learned beliefs. I have collaborated with and directed the works of KITKA, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Eisa Davis, Youth Speaks, Holly Hughes, Word for Word, Center for Digital Story Telling, Fauxnique, Magic Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, The Kitchen Sisters, Bill Talen, Anne Galjour, Felonious with One Ring Zero, Robert Karimi and George Coates Performance Works."Between 2013-2017, she was the co-owner and events planner for the award-winning West Oakland restaurant FuseBOX, with co-owner and Chef Sunhui Chang.She is currently serving as Resident Owner and Board Member for East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative/Advisor for Esther's Orbit Room Project/Artist Housing.She is a recipient of awards and grants from Creative Capital, MAP Fund, A Blade of Grass Fellowship in Social Engagement, Art Matters, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, NEA,  MAP Fund, Creative Work Fund, California Arts Council, Sam Mazza Foundation and Zellerbach Family Community Arts Fund.Diversity and Social/Human Justice Work through the Arts with Ellen Sebastian ChangFishing Lessons, a digital storytelling project in collaboration with StoryCenter MUSIC:So Far So Close by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Lets Have This Conversation
Don't Be a Hero Be Human with: John Petersen

Lets Have This Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 43:29


More than 8 out of 10 global executives believe their people feel “excellent” or “good” in their physical, mental, social and financial wellbeing, according to a February survey of 2,100 people from Deloitte and Workplace Intelligence. However, employees rate how well they're doing in each category much lower. In one big misalignment, though 81% of C-suite leaders think their employees are doing well with their finances, just 40% of employees actually feel that way John Petersen is the founder of Threshold Rising LLC a company focused on 'leadership as fellowship,' the belief that trust is the currency of relationships. His core coaching philosophy stems from the believe that 'values make the leader and trust makes the team.' Through 'embedded leadership' John goes deep with teams rather than broad to build lasting trust focused relationships to help teams fulfill amazing outcomes. Through nearly two decades of experience as a school leader in the most under-resourced communities John has built highly effective teams to transform school communities in Washington DC, West Oakland, San Francisco, and Richmond. Committed to testing his philosophy on teamwork, John embarked on a rowing project dubbed 'The Impossible Row' in 2019 from Chile to Antarctica with a team of six to become the first fully human powered vessel to cross the Drake Passage, setting five world records in the process. He joined me this week to tell me more. For more information: https://www.thresholdrising.com/ Instagram: @John RPetersen

KQED’s Forum
Tanya Holland's 'California Soul' Celebrates the Food and Stories of the Great Migration

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 55:33


Chef Tanya Holland's new cookbook – like her family – is rooted in the people and the food of the historical migration from the South to the West. Holland, legendary for her former West Oakland soul food restaurant Brown Sugar Kitchen, weaves recipes with stories of California's Black culinary pioneers and food industry entrepreneurs in her new cookbook, “California Soul: Recipes from a Culinary Journey West”. We talk with her about the stories that food holds and her California Soul. Guests: Tanya Holland, author, "California Soul" and "Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland;" host, "Tanya's Kitchen Table" on the Opra.

Fifth & Mission
Best of 5M: Oakland Skaters Fight For the Right to Roll

Fifth & Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 16:38


The COVID pandemic caused a roller skating boom. Now, skaters in West Oakland are fighting for a rink of their own. Producer Caron Creighton reports on the efforts of the skating group Panther Skate, the history of Black roller skating and why the sport is deeply personal for the community. Fifth & Mission returns with new episodes Monday. | UnlimitedChronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bay Curious
Why Doesn't BART Go More Places?

Bay Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 19:00


UC Berkeley graduate student Ziad Shafi was surprised when he arrived in the Bay Area and saw that BART trains only have one route through San Francisco. He'd taken metro trains in Prague, Stockholm and Washington, D.C., where the route maps are shaped like spiderwebs — allowing riders to get in striking distance of anywhere in the city. But BART looks more like a tree. He asked: "Why do four of the five BART lines go all the way from West Oakland to Daly City together?" KQED transit editor Dan Brekke gives us some BART history and offers an outlook for what's next for public transit in the Bay Area. Additional Reading: Podcast Episode: You're Really Really Curious About BART (Apple Podcasts) Podcast Episode: Why Are BART Trains So Loud? (Apple Podcasts) Olivia's Instagram Sign up for the monthly Bay Curious newsletter Read the transcript here. Your support makes KQED podcasts possible. You can show your love by going to https://kqed.org/donate/podcasts This story was reported by Dan Brekke. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Katrina Schwartz and Brendan Willard. Our Social Video Intern is Darren Tu. Additional support from Cesar Saldana, Jen Chien, Jasmine Garnett, Carly Severn, Jenny Pritchett and Holly Kernan.

Dirty Glove Bastard: Off The Porch
BRUH BRUH DGB Off The Porch Interview

Dirty Glove Bastard: Off The Porch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 19:34


Interview by Manny Akiio https://www.instagram.com/mannyakiio Recently we sat down with rising Oakland rapper Bruh Bruh for an exclusive “Off The Porch” interview! During our conversation he talked about life in West Oakland, jumping off the porch, starting to take his music serious last year when he began to invest into himself, explains his rap name, the importance of expanding outside his city, his thoughts on the rap game right now, taking a risk by buying a feature from Lil Durk, the music scene in Oakland right now, “Quarantine In Houston” with Durk blowing up, working with Foolio on “Shots Out The Lamb”, his first feature with Trapboy Freddy “Don't Understand Me”, upcoming project, and much more!

Rightnowish
Introducing 'Tales of The Town' by Hella Black Podcast

Rightnowish

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 28:20


Today we're passing the mic to a group that's doing some substantive work, both in the community and in the media. The Hella Black Podcast, hosted by Delency Parham and Abbas Muntaqim, is a show focused on movements toward Black liberation. Right now the Hella Black Podcast is running a unique series called Tales Of The Town. It's produced by former Rightnowish guest and award winning filmmaker, Maya Cueva. Over the course of 12 weeks, Tales of The Town is looking back at historical movements for Black liberation in Oakland, and diving into current efforts as well. On top of that, they're making sure to note the arts and culture that has, and continues to fuel movements. So this week, we're featuring episode number four from the Tales of The Town series. This episode dives into the history of West Oakland's 7th Street, once a main thoroughfare for Black artists– home to jazz clubs and show venues where folks like Aretha Franklin would perform. That is, until eminent domain brought about BART train tracks and a freeway that ran right through the community, ultimately causing many businesses to close. A blow to the neighborhood that still lingers to this day. Abbas and Delency talk about that and more on this episode.

Assata's Chant and Other Histories
Women of the Black Panther Party Mural (Side A)

Assata's Chant and Other Histories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 30:59


We pay a visit to the Women of the Black Panther Party Mural in West Oakland and talk with Curator Jilchristina Vest about the Mural. We talk about the creation of the mural and the mini museum, her relationship with Ericka Huggins and buying the house across the street from where Huey P Newton was assassinated.

Hella Black Podcast
Tales of The Town EP 7: Gentrification in Oakland

Hella Black Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 32:19


Gentrification in Oakland has been a focal point of local organizers, publications, and creatives for the last decade. As rising rent prices continues to displace families that for generations have called Oakland “home”, and forced others out onto the streets, Episode 7 of Tales Of The Town highlights oakland community members who are trying to find their way through a city that prioritizes profit over people Guests: Mistah Fab: rapper, producer, songwriter. Owner of Dope Era Clothing store. Uncle Freddie: Abbas' Uncle. Artist and Fabricator. Oakland Native. Ronnie Stewart: executive director of west coast blues society. Historian of 7th street in West Oakland. Brandi Summers: professor and author of Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City.

Dirty Glove Bastard: Off The Porch
K8do DGB Off The Porch Interview

Dirty Glove Bastard: Off The Porch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 29:08


Interview by Haze https://www.instagram.com/mike_tall Recently we sat down with rising Oakland rapper K8do for an exclusive “Off The Porch” interview! During our conversation he talked about coming from West Oakland, his childhood, jumping off the porch, leaving the hood, his mom being an award winning poet, explains how the group BabyKane was formed, the music scene in Oakland right now, the Bay Area moving on from the hyphy movement, reveals how his hit single “Go Off” was created, the song blowing up as soon as the music video was released, the song going viral on TikTok, upcoming remix with Spotemgottem, his life changing since the song blew up, labels reaching out to him, reveals what he wants from a label if he was to sign, recording out in New York, his recent EP ‘Rookie Of The Year', not feeling pressure to follow up with another hit single, and much more!

Navigating Narcissism
The Lower Bottoms Season 2

Navigating Narcissism

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 1:30 Very Popular


A scripted drama / dark comedy told through the voices that make up the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of West Oakland neighborhood. Narrated by Kelsey Grammer, The Lower Bottoms delivers mesmerizing characters voiced by Ryan Destiny (Star) and Theo Rossi (Luke Cage), corruption, tension, suspicion, greed, and passion. The Lower Bottoms: Season 2 is out now wherever you get your podcasts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Red Table Talk
The Lower Bottoms Season 2 Trailer

Red Table Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 1:30


A scripted drama / dark comedy told through the voices that make up the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of West Oakland neighborhood. Narrated by Kelsey Grammer, The Lower Bottoms delivers mesmerizing characters voiced by Ryan Destiny (Star) and Theo Rossi (Luke Cage), corruption, tension, suspicion, greed, and passion. The Lower Bottoms: Season 2 is out now wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Crosscurrents
Honoring The Women of the Black Panther Party / West Oakland House Mural / New Arrivals: Greg Sarris

Crosscurrents

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 24:14


Today, we learn that the majority of people in the Black Panther Party are women, and they're finally getting more recognition for their contribution to the movement. Then, we revisit a story about a mural in West Oakland that also pays tribute to women members of the Party. And, we hear a reading from a Santa Rosa-born and raised author on what it means to be connected to one's home.

Rightnowish
Preserving Oakland Arts and Culture at B-Love's Guesthouse

Rightnowish

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 23:48


Inside of a classic Queen Anne victorian in West Oakland, photographer Traci Bartlow displays beautifully framed images of the people who shaped hip-hop culture in the Bay Area, and across the nation. Her house doubles as a photography museum and a boutique hotel, that tells the complex story of multiple generations of Black folks, land ownership and community. This week we go back to the 90s as Traci takes us on a tour of B-Love's Guesthouse. Read the transcript for this episode. Information to visit Traci's photo exhibit, "Oakland Picture Lady"

KPFA - Law & Disorder w/ Cat Brooks
New documentary on Fantastic Negrito w/ director Yvon Iturriaga

KPFA - Law & Disorder w/ Cat Brooks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 8:23


There is a new film out about Oakland's own – the legendary Fantastic Negrito; and you can check it out this weekend in Berkeley or Marin as part of the film's premiere in the Mill Valley Film Festival. Were joined by the films co-director Yvan Iturriaga. Yvan Iturriaga is an Oakland-based director and writer who spent his childhood border crossing through Latin America, living in the extended Chilean exile community. He co-founded Offsides production company and filmed the original web series The North Pole. “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?” is a window into Fantastic Negrito's rollercoaster life story and the intersection of mental health, race, and the blues. Breaking the stigmas associated with mental illness, the story invites us to look at the social injustices behind our individual traumas – from domestic violence and mass shootings to toxic masculinity and 500 years of institutional racism. Featuring Negrito's award-winning music that has taken him from the streets of West Oakland to packed concert halls around the world, the documentary shows us how we can transform our pain into power and possibility. Attend the Bay Area film screenings on Saturday, October 15 or Sunday, October 16: https://www.mvff.com/events/fantastic-negrito-have-you-lost-your-mind-yet/ Watch the trailer for Have You Lost Your Mind Yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z0Vm4HjUtY Check out Offsides Productions: https://www.offsidesproductions.org/ Follow Yvan Iturriaga on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iskracine/ —- Subscribe to this podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1637968343?to=page Get in touch: lawanddisorder@kpfa.org Follow us on socials @LawAndDis: https://twitter.com/LawAndDis; https://www.instagram.com/lawanddis/ The post New documentary on Fantastic Negrito w/ director Yvon Iturriaga appeared first on KPFA.

Fifth & Mission
Oakland Skaters Fight For the Right to Roll

Fifth & Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 16:15


The COVID pandemic caused a roller skating boom. Now, skaters in West Oakland are fighting for a rink of their own. Producer Caron Creighton reports on the efforts of the skating group Panther Skate, the history of Black roller skating and why the sport is deeply personal for the community. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fifth & Mission
How McClymonds High Created a Generation of Heroes

Fifth & Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 20:35


A quartet of sports superstars, three of whom became leaders away from the field, roamed the West Oakland campus at the same time in the '50s. Reporter Ron Kroichick joins Demian Bulwa to talk about how the school and the community nurtured future icons Bill Russell, Frank Robinson and Curt Flood. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The CARMA Chronicles
Leadership in Schools: How a Leader at the Oakland Freedom Schools Creates the Conditions for Healing & Accountability

The CARMA Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 51:16


In this episode, host Chris Nguon sits in community with Mariyam Bey, a beautiful soul out of Oakland who sways and moves from the heart in support for young people. A multi-year site coordinator for the Oakland Freedom Schools, Sista Bey shares this summer's amazing achievements at her West Oakland site, explores the reality of leadership through a more heart-centered avenue, and talks about how activating young people's freedom is the ultimate healing mechanism. 

Fifth & Mission
Evictions Looming at Oakland's Wood Street Encampment

Fifth & Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 17:23


California officials are poised to move roughly 200 unhoused people from the sprawling homeless encampment in West Oakland. The action follows a series of fires and a court battle over whether the government can and will provide sufficient shelter. It also represents larger tensions over the homelessness crisis that have played out in cities like Berkeley, San Francisco and Santa Rosa. Chronicle East Bay reporter Sarah Ravani and Fifth & Mission Producer Caron Creighton join host Demian Bulwa to talk about the legal fight, the feelings of Wood Street residents, and what comes next. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

KPFA - UpFront
Oakland’s largest unhoused community faces Caltrans eviction

KPFA - UpFront

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022


  https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Ellie-on-Wood-St_8.31.mp3 jQuery(document).ready(function($) { var media = $('#audio-393447-7'); media.on('canplay', function (ev) { this.currentTime = 0; }); });   A San Francisco federal judge will evaluate the temporary restraining order that stopped Caltrans from clearing the Wood Street encampment in West Oakland – deciding the fate of the city's largest largest unhoused community. KPFA's Ellie Prickett-Morgan has this story. Ahead of tomorrow's hearing, residents have drafted an open letter from the Wood Street community listing additional demands for services and proposed long-term solutions. Aired on UpFront, Letters and Politics, and the Pacifica Evening News Photo credit: Ellie Prickett-Morgan The post Oakland's largest unhoused community faces Caltrans eviction appeared first on KPFA.

Crosscurrents
Special Effects Designer Adam Savage / Kinetic Steam Works / Growing Up Transgender

Crosscurrents

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 25:13


Today, the former host of Mythbusters and Bay Area local Adam Savage talks about building a career around special- effects design. Then, we go to West Oakland to meet tinkerers and makers who keep old industrial machines from losing their steam. Also for Transgender History Month, we hear a story about identity. And for todays local music we feature Tiffany Austin.

AN INVITATION TO BECOME with Ben McBride
”The Chief and The Activist” - Part 1

AN INVITATION TO BECOME with Ben McBride

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 13:18


An avowed abolitionist and a police chief come face to face: as longtime friends, at a protest on a blocked Oakland freeway, and in our studio.  Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong tells us about the deeply personal loss at age 13 that paved the way to his career in public safety, how Black Lives Matter and heightened awareness of police violence has affected his work, and his now-complicated relationship with residents of the poor Black community where he grew up. [This is part one of a two-part interview.] About Chief LeRonne Armstrong: Born and raised in West Oakland, Chief LeRonne Armstrong has worked in public safety for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in creating and implementing the Ceasefire model that reduced homicides nationwide by 50 percent over five years. Committed to building trust between police and community, Armstrong models what bridging looks like when the stakes are high.

Fifth & Mission
First There Were Fires. Now, Residents of Oakland's Largest Homeless Encampment Face Eviction

Fifth & Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 22:07


Residents of the Wood Street encampment in West Oakland are fighting a pending eviction after a two-alarm fire broke out on CalTrans property at the site in mid-July. About 300 people live in the encampment, which spans roughly 25 city blocks and which advocates say has been neglected for years. Now, city and state officials, who have struggled to deal with the encampment, want it shut down. They say that Wood Street poses safety hazards, which have become more urgent after the recent fire. Residents say this is their home. On today's episode of Fifth & Mission, producer and reporter Caron Creighton takes us to the Wood Street encampment. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Crosscurrents
Salmon Restoration / Encampment Fires / New Arrivals: Kathleen Woods

Crosscurrents

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 23:14


Today we learn how an endangered species of salmon is finally getting help after 80 years. The fight of the Winnemem Wintu people to return salmon to their homelands. Then we hear how a fire at an encampment in West Oakland brought firefighters to the scene for the 90th time in a year. And, we'll hear a reading from a San Bruno author.

Lil Blood TV
Lil Blood talks to Yosama about growing up in West Oakland during the Crack Era and the lessons jail can teach

Lil Blood TV

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 30:24


Lil Blood sits down with West Oaklands own, Yosama and talks about his life, growing up in Oakland and more

Cultivating Place
LONG LIVE LOVE FOUNDATION'S Serenity & Healing Garden in Oakland, CA

Cultivating Place

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 53:45 Very Popular


This week we consider the idea of mental health and our gardens from an even more poignant perspective. In the wake of the recent Uvalde and then Oklahoma gun violence deaths and tragedies, I wish this was not such a timely episode, but it is. I am joined this week in conversation by Gabrielle Chanel El, Chanae Pickett, and Ezekiel McCarter - founders of the Long Live Love Foundation. Following the traumatic deaths of Gabrielle's husband and Chanae and Zeke's father, the Reverend David McCarter in 2011, and Gabrielle's eldest son and Chanae and Zeke's brother, Immanuel, several years later, their very personal and lived mission is to support survivors and victims of traumatic violence in part through the solace, sanctuary, and community of a public healing serenity garden in West Oakland, California. As we prepare for Juneteenth 2022 - listen in this week! Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating Place. We can't thank you enough for making it possible for this young program to grow even more of these types of conversations. The show is available as a podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Podcast, and Stitcher. To read more and for many more photos, please visit www.cultivatingplace.com.

East Bay Yesterday
“Oakland isn't a bad place”: Ed Howard's lifelong mission to uplift The Town

East Bay Yesterday

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 61:30


Looking back to the West Oakland of his childhood during the World War II era, Ed Howard remembers a place where kids felt safe roaming the streets, Black businesses thrived along 7th Street, and a flood of newcomers from the South created a prosperous, tight-knit community. His own memories present a jarring contrast to the contemporary media's portrayal of this neighborhood as a dangerous slum. “Any time they see a group of Black people together, they say it's bad,” Ed recalled. “But me and my friends weren't bad. And Oakland isn't bad.” From his early days as community organizer based in DeFremery Park, Ed was motivated to challenge these negative messages, and as he climbed each level of his career ladder, he brought friends from his community with him. After becoming one of the first Black mechanical engineers at Kaiser Industries, he created a program to train and hire more Black workers, a model that was soon adopted by other local companies in the 1960s. Ed went on to produce “Black Dignity,” one of the first TV talk shows hosted by an African American. His resume doesn't end there: Ed built a thriving nightclub in East Oakland, he created a consulting firm to help launch other Black businesses, he directed a documentary about Ron Dellums, and he even invented a comb specifically designed for Black hair. Now, at the age of 84, Ed is running the West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement, a local history project aimed at countering persistently derogatory narratives about his home town. In this episode, Ed Howard shares the life lessons that informed his philosophy of positivity. Considering the seemingly nonstop barrage of horrific news that we're all now constantly bombarded with, I'll admit I was a little skeptical at first, but Ed won me over with his pragmatic optimism. If you're feeling depressed, cynical, and frustrated, listening to Ed share the wisdom he's gained from overcoming countless challenges might just give you a glimmer of hope. You can learn more about West Oakland Positive Feeling Movement and donate here: http://westoaklandstories.org/

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Star Chef Matt Horn: On West Coast Barbecue and the Future of Hospitality

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 68:59


Chef Matt Horn has quickly become one of the most noted chefs in the Bay Area and, increasingly, the country. Since opening his namesake restaurant, Horn Barbecue, in West Oakland in late 2020 the California native has been named a Food and Wine Best New Chef in 2021, won a coveted spot in the Michelin food guide, had his unique "California-style" barbeque featured in major newspapers around the country, and currently is a finalist for a James Beard Foundation award for Best New Restaurant in America, one of only two California restaurants to make this coveted cut. On top of that, Horn just opened his second restaurant (a fried chicken restaurant), with much more planned for his growing food empire. In his new cookbook, Horn Barbecue: Recipes and Techniques from a Master of the Art of BBQ, Matt Horn tells his own inspiring story of how he learned to make BBQ and open a restaurant, and about how his journey echoes and continues the historic lineage of African American barbecue in the United States—an engaging yet often unknown history. His cookbook also has recipes and tips for those who want to try his recipes and classic "low and slow" method at home. After the talk, guests will enjoy some of Horn's famous BBQ in a fun, post-program reception. Food included in ticket price. Please join us for a special evening with one of the Bay Area's rising chefs. Horn will be interviewed by Bay Area food scene veteran, Cecilia Phillips. Phillips has worked under several celebrity chefs and has served as a food tour guide for many years in San Francisco. She began her journalism career as a reporter at KIEM in Eureka, California, and upon relocating to the Bay Area joined KQED as an intern. She then moved into the role of coordinating producer and on-camera reporter for the flagship KQED broadcast show, Check, Please! Bay Area. Within the program, she produces a special series called "Cecilia Tries It," where she scours the Bay Area in search of off-the-beaten-path spots for exciting, culturally diverse culinary experiences that fans can't miss.  NOTES This program is part of The Commonwealth Club's Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.  SPEAKERS Matt Horn Founder & CEO, Horn Hospitality Group; Author, Horn Barbecue: Recipes and Techniques from a Master of the Art of BBQ Cecilia Phillips Coordinating Producer and On-Camera Reporter, Check, Please! Bay Area—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded Live in San Francisco on April 21st, 2022 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bay
Bay Curious: Oakland's 16th Train Station Helped Build West Oakland and the Civil Rights Movement

The Bay

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 21:42


Now a derelict building, the 16th street train station in West Oakland was once a thriving center of transportation during the golden age of rail travel in the 1900s when trains were the only way to get around. The station expanded the working-class Black community in Oakland, who migrated to live and work close to the station. It also played a crucial role in the creation and development of Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters — the first Black union in the country. This Bay Curious episode takes a deep dive into the rich history of the station.  This episode of Bay Curious first aired on Apr. 14, 2022.

KQED’s Forum
Film "American Justice on Trial" Traces Legacy of Black Panther Huey Newton's Murder Trial

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 55:37


In the fall of 1967 Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther party, was charged with shooting and killing a police officer on the streets of West Oakland. The trial that followed came to revolutionize the jury selection process in criminal proceedings and put the then relatively unknown Panther Party into the national spotlight. The film “American Justice on Trial” premiering Friday at the SF Film Festival examines the trial and its consequences. Forum talks with the film's producer as well as Huey Newton's brother, Melvin, and David Harper, jury foreman during the historic trial which changed his life, and the lives of many others.

East Bay Yesterday
“They wouldn't sell us rice”: A Filipina elder's memories of survival and song

East Bay Yesterday

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 46:32


Growing up in West Oakland during the 1940s, Evangeline Canonizado Buell remembers the neighborhood as “a melting pot of… adobo, linguisa, tamales, blues, and jazz.” From an early age, this child of Filipino immigrants learned how to connect with her Black, Portuguese, Mexican, Greek and Japanese neighbors through food and music, skills that she later built into careers as a guitar teacher, historian, and program coordinator for the Berkeley Co-Op. Her memoir, “Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride,” intertwines her personal journey of overcoming abuse and discrimination with the growth of California's Filipino community, mixing tantalizing stories of backyard pig roasts with infuriating memories of racist harassment. In this episode, Evangeline shares some of the wisdom, humor, and music that she's accumulated throughout her nine decades living in the East Bay. Listen now to hear a conversation that covers everything from the agricultural origins of Bay Farm Island to the long legacy of the Spanish-American War. See photos related to this episode at: https://eastbayyesterday.com/episodes/they-wouldnt-sell-us-rice/ East Bay Yesterday can't survive without your support. Please donate to keep this show alive: www.patreon.com/eastbayyesterday

Bay Curious
West Oakland's 16th Street Station Was Once A Community Anchor

Bay Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 21:51 Very Popular


Listener Tadd Williams often sees the 16th Street Station from I-880. It's a huge, stately building in the Beaux-Arts style. It's looking a little rundown now, but it clearly was grand at one time. He wants to know about its past lives, and wow was this spot important to West Oakland's Black community and the Civil Rights Movement. Additional Reading How Oakland's 16th Street Station Helped Build West Oakland and the Modern Civil Rights Movement Legacy of the Pullman Car Porters

The Dave Chang Show
The Rise of West Coast BBQ (and Where Dave Wants It to Go Next) with Matt Horn

The Dave Chang Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 74:30 Very Popular


Eighteen months after opening the doors at West Oakland's Horn BBQ, Matt Horn has lines down the block, a second restaurant, and a new cookbook out this week—but finding that success was far from easy. Matt talks to Dave and Chris about the many long nights and moments of truth along the way, as well as the meal in Japan that Dave can't stop thinking about, hangover salvation, bloomin' onions, the 3 a.m. internal BBQ monologue, repo man Heston Blumenthal, burning the boats behind you, BBQ omakase, cooking hot links until they burst, Coke vs. Pepsi, where Matt's eating in Oakland, and having faith in the fire vs. just wanting to eat the brisket already. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Matt Horn Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Atlas Obscura Podcast
Women of the Black Panther Mural Re-Listen

The Atlas Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 20:29


As part of Women's History Month Atlas Obscura will be sharing some episodes from the archive starting with the story of how a 30-foot-tall mural on the side of a house in West Oakland is teaching an often left out part of the history of the Black Panther Party-- the women who fueled the movement. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/black-lives-matter-muralsLearn more about this project and sign up for a tour of the mini-museum here:  http://www.westoaklandmuralproject.org

Capital Insight
Episode 34: Raising Millions for Community-Based Real Estate Projects with Ojan Mobedshahi and Annie McShiras of East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative

Capital Insight

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 13:05


In this episode, Annie McShiras and Ojan Mobedshahi discuss East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, a community-centered development coop that removes real estate from the speculative market to create permanently affordable, community-controlled commercial and residential projects. They share how they raised over $4 million for Esther's Orbit Room, a historic venue in West Oakland, and plans to raise more under their Regulation A+ offering. Key Takeaways: "We've raised $4.3 million. We're about $600,000 shy of our goal. . . . The same seller who sold us [Esther's] owns 26,000 square feet of vacant property two parcels down. . . . This whole corridor is getting gentrified. Getting control of this whole block for community ownership is a real dream of ours." "It's an ongoing conversation, to work to transform not only the real estate system but the financial system and the ways in which we're trying to galvanize non-extractive funding." Bios: EBPREC Finance Director and Treasurer Ojan Mobedshahi and Investment and Funding Director Annie McShiras Ojan Mobedshahi is a 2nd generation Iranian American, born and raised in the Bay Area. He has experience in healthy land use spans landscape design, restoration and education, real estate brokerage, construction and development, and political organizing. Ojan lives in a co-op in Oakland, and is also a landscape contractor and regenerative permaculture designer. You can reach Ojan at ojan@ebprec.org. Annie McShiras works to actualize her bold vision of an economy where all people have enough to thrive through her work as a fundraiser, storyteller, and business development strategist. She has worked across fields including student organizing, worker cooperative development, popular education, impact investing, and transforming our financial system. A white queer organizer, Annie is dedicated to justice, abundance, and equity, and is committed to learning and growing as a lifelong practice. She remains steadfast in her approach to create parallel, democratic institutions that provide a more just alternative to corporate capitalism. Annie's tenet belief is that there are enough resources for everyone to thrive as long as those resources are distributed equitably. You can reach Annie at annie@ebprec.org. Get In Touch: Website: https://ebprec.org/ The video mentioned in the episode: https://youtu.be/LC7D_boDd2Q Socials: Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/ebprec Company LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/ebprec/about/ Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ebprec Additional Resources: Angels of Main Street is a community of investors with no minimum wealth or income requirement to join. If you'd like to be part of a community of diverse investors who want to make a difference with their dollars, please join us in Angels of Main Street! Episode Credit: Intro and outro are voiced by Marina Verlaine. She can be contacted at reel.peach.vo@gmail.com

ThinkTech Hawaii
Sisters Across Oceans (Sister Power)

ThinkTech Hawaii

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 29:02


HIWA: Hawaii to West Africa Poetry Exchange. The host for this show is Sharon Thomas Yarbrough. The guests are Daphne Barbee-Wooten, Kathryn Waddell Takara and Kimberly Keys. The idea for this collection, Sisters Across Oceans, was inspired by the much needed conversation between influential Black women across the African diaspora. West Oakland to West Africa provides a sustained exchange to connect members of the African diaspora and Africa through creative writing. Their core values are to create a safe place for the transparent healing and growth of Black people; to deliver innovative and authentic forms of writing and to engage the medium of spoken word to shape and define the narratives of the diaspora; to allow a visceral and uncensored critique of social systems through artistic expression. The ThinkTech YouTube Playlist for this show is https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQpkwcNJny6ndiXeS_-66BAvYMYUXKKfx

Let's Unpack That
Being Needy In A Relationship

Let's Unpack That

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 98:05


Pre-Show: East Oakland looking down on West Oakland dustiness, Bay Area Jews and the region being full of shit. Lyall Behrens unpacks being the needy person in a relationship and being the pestered adult with a Woman-Child, resentment that grows from giving more than that's asked of you and time machine wishes. NYE Show Tix --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lyall-behrens7/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lyall-behrens7/support

Asian Heart Mind Body Collective
6: From Nebraska to West Oakland, Confronting Anti-Blackness & Healing Centered Youth Engagement

Asian Heart Mind Body Collective

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 54:22


Adele and Danielle are joined by community advocate Chris Nguon who shares an unexpected heart-wrenching story about his first few days of life and his family's connection to Mc Donald's. Chris' personal story takes us from Nebraska all the way to West Oakland where he grew up. He shares intimately about the challenges of unpacking his relationships with his refugee parents to help heal cycles of intergenerational trauma. As a Cambodian man, Chris talks about navigating the reality of anti-Blackness within himself and the community at large to build cross-cultural solidarity in West Oakland neighborhoods. He also introduces the framework of “healing centered engagement” as an approach to supporting the flourishing of young people on their own life journeys. At the end of the show, Chris introduces a delightful tea meditation to demonstrate the interconnection of tea ritual between all cultures.    Show Notes:  Chris Nguon, MSW is an Oakland native and graduate of the University of California-Berkeley. An avid learner and community advocate, Chris, whose family is from Cambodia, has held numerous community-based roles as a public service professional, spanning commitments in elementary schools, affordable housing, recreational centers, residential services, and family resource centers throughout various neighborhoods in West Oakland. Chris firmly believes that healing centered engagement, cultural competency, and centering community are the foundational hallmarks of impactful work. Flourish Agenda (@flourishagenda) - Healing is the most radical act in social justice because it confirms our right to be well. The Carma Chronicles Podcast Lincoln Families Oakland 

Losing your mind with Chris Cosentino

I have known James for years, his culinary skills are well above my pay grade, opening the restaurant of his dreams Commis in his home city of Oakland. All while driving this passion to make delicious food in a town he loves inspires me everyday. Ok I will just say it James you rock!! Born in Ubonratchathani,Thailand and raised in Oakland, California,James Syhabout is the Chef/Proprietor of Commis, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Oakland since 2010; Hawker Fare, with both Oakland and San Franciscooutposts; and casual, beer-centric restaurant, The Dock, in West Oakland. Named “Best New Chef” in2010by the eponymousFood &Winemagazine,Syhabouthas been recognized not only for his skill and dedication to the culinary arts, but for reviving the dining scene in his hometown of Oakland.Before opening Commis and Hawker Fare, Syhaboutformally studied at California Culinary Academy inSan Franciscoand developed his craftat numerous Michelin starred restaurants around the globe,beginning asChef de Partie at Manresa(Los Gatos, California). Within a few months, Syhabout advanced toSous Chef,where his close workwith Chef David Kinchinspired hisinterest in different European cuisines and international culinary practices. After two years at Manresa, Syhabout ventured out to continue hisculinary education in Europe, where he worked with Chef Heston Blumenthal atThe Fat Duck(Bray, United Kingdom), followed by Mugaritz in the Basque country, near San Sebastian(Gizpuzkoa, Spain), while experiencing numerous Michelin-starredmeals along the way.Syhabout stayed in Spain as Chef de Partie at Alkimia(Barcelona, Spain) cooking new Catalan cuisine, before spending a season at Ferran Adria's ground breaking restaurantEl Bulli(Roses, Spain). Following his continued culinary travels through France and Italy, Syhabout returned to Manresa as a consultant training, working, sharing and developing new ideas from his experiencesabroad. In 2006,Syhabout worked with Chef Daniel Patterson to open Coi(San Francisco, California), providing him with the invaluable experience of opening a restaurant, from building codes and menu development, to inventory and the hiring and training of staff. Following Coi, Syhabout was scouted by the Plumpjack Group in 2006 to fill the Executive Chef position at their flagship restaurant, Plumpjack Café(San Francisco, California). Within the first year, he earned a ravethree and half star review from Michael Bauer in the San Francisco Chronicleand was recognized as a “Rising Star Chef”by San Francisco Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle and StarChefs.Com. With Syhabout at the helm,Plumpjack Café became one of the top draws for dining out in the San Francisco Bay Area as voted by Food & Wine magazine and was propelled back onto the Top 100 restaurant list compiled by San Francisco Chronicle.After accumulating numerous accolades at Plumpjack Cafe, Syhabout was recruited back to Manresa in the highly coveted role of Chef de Cuisine. His returnto Manresa was largely motivated bythe restaurant's involvement with Love Apple Farms and grower Cynthia Sandberg.The biodynamic farm provides bountiful heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, edibleflowers and seeds grown solely for the restaurant. Syhabout's involvement with the farm was a collaborative effort with Cynthia, focused on finding seeds of rare varietals and selectingwhat to grow for the restaurant through the changing seasons. Hisexperience working with Cynthia shaped his vision when developing menuswith a truefarm-to-plateapproach.In 2010, Syhabout's travels, studies and varied culinary experiences culminated in the launch of his first restaurant, Commis, the first fine-dining restaurant in Oakland, which was promptly awarded with one Michelin star a mere months after opening. In stark contrast to Commis, Syhabout opened Hawker Fare in 2011, in the very Oakland location of his mother's former restaurant, serving the Laotian Thai food he grew up with in a casual setting. Next came Box & Bells Eating House and The Dock(later to becomeOld Kan), both in Oakland, followed by the 2015 openingof a Hawker Fare San Francisco, and new Hawker Fare offshoot, Hawking Bird, in Oakland's Temescal area in December 2017. Syhabout currently operates Commis, Hawker Fare San Francisco, Old Kan and Hawking Bird. His first cookbook, Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes from a Refugee Chef's Thai Isan & Lao Roots, is released in January 2018 under Anthony Bourdain's Ecco imprint.Additionally, Syhabouthasappeared on The Food Network's “Iron Chef America”twice,asSous Chef forbothMourad Lahlou and David Kinch,aiding them in achievingtriumphant victories.

The Happy Hour Newscast
19: BUGS IN MY MARTINI

The Happy Hour Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 23:28


Welcome back to the Happy Hour! We're back after a much-needed break, so pour yourself your favorite beverage and join us for some happy news you may have missed. This week hosts Malakai and shaylyn have some updates on the CDC's approval of pediatric vaccination use, the rise of labor strikes across the country during the pandemic, and a gorgeous new statue in West Oakland honoring Dr. Huey P. Newton.  And of course, a new tailor-made cocktail recipe! Halloween may have passed, but this super sweet appletini is a great option for those who celebrate spooky season throughout the new year. Rate and review if you want a cocktail made in your honor! Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and find us on Instagram @thhpodcast and on Twitter @happyhournews. Also, the recipe for this week's tailor-made cocktail can be found on our website here. Thank you to Arman Billimoria for our theme music and to Harika Maddala for running our social media. Pour yourself a drink and enjoy this week's episode, produced by Malakai Wade and shaylyn martos.   Additional Music: Round the Block (TP 51) by Till Paradiso on Free Music Archive. George Street Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com Sea Waves Loop from https://elements.envato.com/   Reference Material and Background Info: CDC recommends Pfizer's COVID vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 UN Climate Change Conference COP26 Oct 31 - Nov 12 350.org To Hell With Drowning MapLab: Documenting the Real Scope of U.S. Labor Strikes Amazon workers in New York take their first step toward a union Is a new labor movement brewing? Issuance of the First U.S. Passport with an X Gender Marker Huey P. Newton bust unveiled in West Oakland Next Generation Radio at Capital Public Radio!

Lead Like You Give a Damn
028 - Fred Blackwell: Intentionally Equity-Focused Leadership

Lead Like You Give a Damn

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 24:13


Fred Blackwell is the CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country. The San Francisco Foundation works hand-in-hand with donors, community leaders, and both public and private partners to create thriving communities throughout the Bay Area. Since joining the foundation in 2014, Blackwell has led it in a renewed commitment to social justice through an equity agenda focused on racial and economic inclusion. Blackwell, an Oakland native, is a nationally recognized community leader with a longstanding career in the Bay Area. Prior to joining the foundation, he served as interim city administrator for the city of Oakland, where he previously served as the assistant city administrator. He was the executive director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and director of the Mayor's Office of Community Development in San Francisco; he served as the director of the Making Connections Initiative for the Annie E. Casey Foundation in the Lower San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland; he was a Multicultural Fellow in Neighborhood and Community Development at The San Francisco Foundation; and he subsequently managed a multiyear comprehensive community initiative for the San Francisco Foundation in West Oakland. Blackwell serves on the board of the Independent Sector, Northern California Grantmakers, the Bridgespan Group, the dean's advisory council for UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design, and the community advisory council of the San Francisco Federal Reserve. He previously served on the boards of the California Redevelopment Association, Urban Habitat Program, LeaderSpring and Leadership Excellence. He is a visiting professor in the department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and the Co-Chair of CASA — The Committee to House the Bay Area. He holds a master's degree in city planning from UC Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in urban studies from Morehouse College. Get in touch with Fred Blackwell: Website: https://sff.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-blackwell-ab608a2/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSanFranciscoFoundation/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tsff Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sanfranciscofoundation/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tsffvideo/ Book your free Strategy Flow call today! https://www.outfieldleadership.com/#call Purchase Dave's book The Self-Evolved Leader here- https://www.amazon.com/Self-evolved-Leader-Elevate-Develop-Refuses/dp/1626346801 Get in touch with Dave: Website: https://www.davemckeown.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/davemckeown Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davemckeown1/?hl=en

Guardian Grange
Bottom's Up Community Building & Post-Partisanship with Seneca Scott

Guardian Grange

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 163:29


In this episode, I’m honored to chat with Seneca Scott who is a really awesome human doing a lot of good work in his community out in West Oakland and the surrounding area bringing people together around food, culture and nurturing healthy environments. Seneca is part of a great team at Oakhella that was born in the Lower Bottoms of West Oakland to preserve the cultural fabric of their community while welcoming newcomers. They officially launched as a micro-music festival in 2016, and have since grown into a community organization made up of young professionals who recognize the need to create spaces that encompass the broader culture of Oakland, well known for its multi-generational appeal. Seneca also helped build Oakhella’s sister organization, Bottoms Up Community Garden which is home to an experimental localized food system in West Oakland intended to re-shape the Lower Bottoms’ understanding of food security. They believe that through decolonizing the current industrial agricultural system, community health, nutritional awareness and biodiversity will improve… and we have some good conversations on this in the episode. And if that’s not enough, Seneca also founded Neighbors Together Oakland which is an organization dedicated to bringing post-partisan unity and preparedness to Oakland neighborhoods. But wait… there’s more… he recently ran for city council of district 3, and even tossed his hat in for Oakland mayor. He’s a Cornell University graduate from their school of industrial and labor relations, and he’s been an active member of Gaurdian Grange as we grow this organization. So, needless to say Seneca is a very active member of his community and working extremely hard to do good things. I’m honored to call him a friend and excited about the work we’re doing in alignment to help communities become more resilient and food sovereign. We actually recorded this podcast on location at Bottoms Up Community Garden, so you’ll hear some of the city sounds in the background mixed in with some chickens and other activity. And just so you’re aware, this is a free flowing conversation that touches on wide range of topics and sensitive issues with some colorful language at time, so keep an open mind and if your ears are sensitive to swear words, just be aware that they do get thrown around in here. I try to be as clean as possible, but it’s part of the fabric of who I am and this is a real, raw conversation where we aren’t holding anything back. I pride myself on being transparent, and I feel we did a really good job in that regard on this podcast… Please stay connected to Guardian Grange on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and at our website www.guardiangrange.org to follow along with our progress as we help transform the world into a more beautiful, healthy, and friendly place one community at a time. Guardian Grange is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3), EIN 85-3841605. Contributions are tax deductible. Your donation supports our efforts to improve humanity and the environment by uplifting veterans to protect natural resources and strengthen communities. Donations Donate directly through our Donorbox campain here: https://donorbox.org/guardian-grange-donation You can also donate through our website

The Black Fundraisers' Podcast
Exploring Racial Justice in Philanthropy with Fred Blackwell, President & CEO, San Francisco Foundation

The Black Fundraisers' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 59:07


The Black Fundraisers' Podcast was founded in 2021 by Kia Croom, a 20-year nonprofit fund development professional and DEI champion. Learn more about Kia Croom at www.kiacroom.com. Email the Black Fundraisers' Podcast at Blackfundraiserspodcast@gmail.com for show ideas, inquiries, advertising and more. Subscribe to the Black Fundraisers' Podcast wherever podcasts are available Connect with us on IG & Youtube @Blackfundraiserspodcast Fred Blackwell Bio Fred Blackwell is the CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country. The San Francisco Foundation works hand-in-hand with donors, community leaders, and both public and private partners to create thriving communities throughout the Bay Area. Since joining the foundation in 2014, Blackwell has led it in a renewed commitment to social justice through an equity agenda focused on racial and economic inclusion. Blackwell, an Oakland native, is a nationally recognized community leader with a longstanding career in the Bay Area. Prior to joining the foundation, he served as interim city administrator for the city of Oakland, where he previously served as the assistant city administrator. He was the executive director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and director of the Mayor's Office of Community Development in San Francisco; he served as the director of the Making Connections Initiative for the Annie E. Casey Foundation in the Lower San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland; he was a Multicultural Fellow in Neighborhood and Community Development at The San Francisco Foundation; and he subsequently managed a multiyear comprehensive community initiative for the San Francisco Foundation in West Oakland. This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

The Rickey Henderson of Podcasts
Ep. 39 - David Peters

The Rickey Henderson of Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 51:47


A's fan David Peters (aka @BleacherDave) joins host Alex Espinoza on the G.O.A.P. We discuss the July 20 City Council vote, how the Howard Terminal Community Benefits Steering Committee functions, take a deep dive on the history of displacement in West Oakland, redlining and more.

The Lower Bottoms
Introducing The Lower Bottoms

The Lower Bottoms

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 2:23


A scripted drama / dark comedy told through the voices that make up the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of the West Oakland neighborhood. Narrated by Kelsey Grammer, The Lower Bottoms delivers mesmerizing characters voiced by Ryan Destiny (Star) and Theo Rossi (Luke Cage), corruption, tension, suspicion, greed, and passion. Make sure to check out The Lower Bottoms every Tuesday on iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sideways
11. Too Big to Succeed

Sideways

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 28:55


When a major earthquake hits California, it has to rebuild - but at what cost? A sunny afternoon in October, 1989. In San Francisco's Candlestick Park stadium, a pair of local sporting rivals are about to go head to head - the Oakland Athletics against the San Francisco Giants. But before the first ball is pitched, the game is interrupted - by a major earthquake. A section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge - the major transport connection for the two northern Californian cities - crumbles, killing one person. And across the Bay in West Oakland, a double decker freeway collapses. 42 lives are lost. In the months and years that follow, San Francisco and West Oakland face a seemingly simple question - how to rebuild. Two major projects emerge. But with very different results. While one brings a community together, the other becomes a political battleground. By examining the Iron Law of Megaprojects - which reveals how major infrastructure problems, far from being a silver bullet, become money-draining, ego-flattering albatrosses that overrun and under deliver - Matthew asks whether a simpler, more streamlined way to create the spectacular is possible. And in the end, is the pursuit of creating something sublimely beautiful even worth it? With Darrell Ford, member of the West Oakland Citizens Advisory Board; Steve Heminger, former executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area's Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Bent Flyvbjerg, Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Yael Grushka-Cockayne, Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; Dr Karen Trapenberg Frick, Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. With thanks to Ms Margaret Gordon, co-founder and co-director of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project. Presenter: Matthew Syed Producer: Eleanor Biggs Series Editor: Katherine Godfrey Executive Producer: Max O'Brien Music, Sound Design and Mix: Nicholas Alexander Theme Music: Seventy Times Seven by Ioana Selaru A Novel production for BBC Radio 4

Unleashed with The Dingo and Danny Podcast Fueled by Monster Energy
Guapdad 4000, Grammy Nominated & Platinum Recording Artist - UNLEASHED E109

Unleashed with The Dingo and Danny Podcast Fueled by Monster Energy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 66:34


It's getting lyrical on the UNLEASHED Podcast! The Dingo and Danny welcome West Oakland rap sensation Guapdad 4000 (born Akeem Hayes) for an inspired episode. Sit back and listen closely as the Grammy-nominated, Platinum recording artist shares life lessons, career milestones and keys to finding internet success.The Scam rapper, who recorded ‘Oaklandish' with Bay Area legend Too $hort, broke onto the scene in 2017 with a self-released mixtape. Since then, Guapdad 4000 has worked with A-list hip-hop artists on critically acclaimed releases such as 2019's Platinum album ‘Revenge of the Dreamers III'. In conversation with Danny and The Dingo, the multi-talented rapper, singer and songwriter reveals current creative projects and the secrets behind his many alter ego personas like The Versace Velociraptor. Only on UNLEASHED! For the entire story, tune in to Episode 9 of the UNLEASHED with The Dingo and Danny Podcast featuring Guapdad 4000.Make sure to subscribe and stay tuned for more UNLEASHED episodes, recorded live inside Studio M at Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California. Also follow @monsterenergy for updates.

Think Out Loud
Housing protests in Oakland resonate with Portland's Red House standoff

Think Out Loud

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 11:22


For three days, protesters in Portland have been in a standoff with law enforcement over an eviction effort in North Portland. Protesters have rallied against the eviction of the Kinney family, a Black and Indigenous family in the heavily gentrified neighborhood. The protest has several similarities to the Moms 4 Housing protest in Oakland last fall, when homeless mothers occupied a house in West Oakland and argued that housing is a human right. Erin Baldassari is a housing reporter for KQED, and co-host of the podcast Sold Out: Rethinking Housing in America. She tells us about Moms 4 Housing, and what the protests say about the state of housing in the United States.

The Chills at Will Podcast
Episode 27: Interview with Thoughtful Writer, Teacher, and Activist, Karla Brundage

The Chills at Will Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 70:02


Show Notes and Links to Karla Brundage's Work On Episode 27, Pete is honored to speak with Karla Brundage, who he has been lucky enough to meet through Nervous Ghost Press and the virtual open mics that have coincided with the release of Writing for Life, an anthology in which Karla is featured. Karla Brundage is a Bay Area based poet, activist, and educator with a passion for social justice. Born in Berkeley, California, Karla spent most of her childhood in Hawaii where she developed a deep love of nature. She is the founder of West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange (WO2WA), which has facilitated cross-cultural exchange between Oakland and West African poets. Karla is a board member of the Before Columbus Foundation, which provides recognition and a wider audience for the wealth of cultural and ethnic diversity that constitutes American writing. Her editorial experience includes a pan-Africanist WO2WA poetry collection, Our Spirits Carry Our Voices, published by Pacific Raven Press in 2020; Oakland Out Loud (2007); and Words Upon the Waters (2006) both by Jukebox Press. Her poetry book, Swallowing Watermelons, was published by Ishmael Reed Publishing Company in 2006. Her poetry, short stories and essays have been widely anthologized and can be found in Hip Mama, Literary Kitchen, Lotus Press, Bamboo Ridge Press, Vibe and Konch Literary Magazine. She holds an MA in Education from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Mills College. About her collection of poetry, Swallowing Watermelons, Ariel Gore, Editor Hip Mama Magazine, wrote, “Karla Brundage's poetic voice is just what the world needs now. She writes truths too often silenced—truths familiar and truths unheard.  Lucky you if you are holding this volume. Open it and read on! It may be just what you need now.”       West Oakland to West Africa: Connecting the African diaspora with creative writing Karla Brundage's Website 826 Valencia Website Karla Reads Five Poems at October 2nd, 2020 Event: “Voices of California” Through Tia Chucha's Bookstore and Centro Cultural  Swallowing Watermelons, Karla's book of poetry-buy it here! Authors/Books Mentioned and Allusions Referenced During the Episode: Kwame Ture/Stokely Carmichael-at around 3:30 The Anderson Valley Advertiser, a place where Karla's father often published-at around 5:45 Sammy Younge Jr., first cousin of Karla's mother, and a tragic victim of Jim Crow racism-at around 9:14 Sammy Younge was first murder victim from SNCC-at around 9:30 Book about Sammy Younge, Jr., written by James Forman-at around 12:00 The Black Panthers and their Ten Point Program-at around 15:00 Danzy Senna, a writer who has inspired Karla-at around 16:00  Toni, Morrison, particularly her The Bluest Eye, as an inspiration for Karla: a writer who gave her “chills at will”-at around 18:50 Christopher Okigbo, a source of learning for Karla, particularly with his exploration of what it means to write in a colonial language-at around 20:30 Lawrence Mamiya, formative teacher in Karla's life-at around 20:30 The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a book that has “changed [Karla's] life”-at around 21:10 Ishmael Reed, “family friend and mentor” and publisher of Karla's Swallowing Watermelons-discussed at about 22:00 Karla's rec for an Ishmael Reed piece to read: Japanese by Spring-at about 23:00 Chinua Achebe and his contribution to the dialogue around writing in English about Africa-at around 23:45 Half of a Yellow Sun by Adichie -at around 25:30 Maya Angelou and her influence on Karla-at around 27:15 2019 Citizenship Order-Ghana orders citizenship to all Black Americans-at about 39:20 The Cool Origin Story and Incredible Growth of Nervous Ghost Press-at around 43:00 Shouts out to progressive and activist poetry greats, Kim Shuck and Tongo Eisen-Martin-at about 50:55 Karla reads “Underneath”-at about 58:00 Karla reads “Why do Black people Protest”-at about 1:03:10 “I am a man” allusion explained-at about 1:04:50 Karla explains the Buffalo Soldiers connection to her family-at about 1:05:15