November 14, 2019


This week’s show is all about changes happening right here in the Bay Area.

You’ll hear sounds that will take you back in time to 1969 in Berkeley, the music and joy from one special prom night and hear how one soccer team in San Francisco is tackling inclusivity.

Reporter Will McCarty takes a trip to the old-growth Douglas fir forests in Northern California, while Tessa Paoli finds out how one town is making showers more accessible to homeless people.

Ashlea Brown also highlights the controversial decision to merge two prominent Oakland elementary schools. Lastly, Brett Simpson reports how an East Bay community is coming together to address their city’s air quality.


PRODUCER: Mara Kardas-Nelson
ANCHORS: Brett Simpson and Haley Gray
REPORTERS: Will McCarthy, Michelle Pitcher, Tessa Paoli, Ashlea Brown, Brian Wollitz, Brett Simpson, Mara Kardas-Nelson
ENGINEER: Nina Sparling
MUSIC: Nina Simone: Everything Must Change; Bob Dylan: Times They Are A Changin'; 2Pac: Changes


Richmond Air Quality

In Richmond, CA, air pollution is a problem – and community members are getting involved in addressing it. But the path forward isn’t clear, and the Richmond Air Quality Steering Committee’s first-ever vote was contentious.

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SF Spikes & Sports Inclusivity

The SF Spikes soccer club is just one of the Bay Area’s inclusive teams, providing a safe and open space for LGBTQ athletes and beyond to thrive free of judgment.

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Planting a few sprigs won’t solve climate change

Why are old-growth trees so important?

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Pediatric Prom

The National Institutes of Health estimates that as many as one in four kids and teens in the U.S. suffer from chronic illness. For many, this means they miss out on the biggest milestones of adolescence. This year, Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center put on its fifth annual Pediatric Prom,…

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Battle for People’s Park

There’s now a retrospective photography exhibit of the Battle for People’s Park at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, allowing viewers to reflect on the university’s past–and present–activism.

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Martinez Mobile Shower Program

Martinez is one of the first cities in Contra Costa County to provide showers to unsheltered people. The city, police department and nonprofits stepped up to provide weekly showers as well as medical services, clothes and haircuts.

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Kaiser Elementary and Sankofa Academy Merger

Kaiser Elementary will be closing down and merging with Sankofa Academy onto Sankofa’s school campus. Kaiser teachers and the Sankofa principal share their reactions about the board’s recent decision.

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