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Gentrification is changing cities across America, forcing people from neighborhoods they have long called home. Call them the displaced. Now those priced out of the Bay Area are looking for a better life in an unlikely place. American Suburb follows this migration to one California town along the Delta, 45 miles from San Francisco. But is this once sleepy suburb ready for them? KQED’s Devin Katayama and Sandhya Dirks explore that question, taking us into the ordinary spaces of suburban life to find extraordinary stories about race, poverty and belonging.

American Suburb KQED

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 118 Ratings

Gentrification is changing cities across America, forcing people from neighborhoods they have long called home. Call them the displaced. Now those priced out of the Bay Area are looking for a better life in an unlikely place. American Suburb follows this migration to one California town along the Delta, 45 miles from San Francisco. But is this once sleepy suburb ready for them? KQED’s Devin Katayama and Sandhya Dirks explore that question, taking us into the ordinary spaces of suburban life to find extraordinary stories about race, poverty and belonging.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Ajrennels81 ,

Great reporting and story telling

Wonderful podcast. They cover all points of view. Captivating story telling.

Vox Populi ,

American Suburb informs

In-depth and multifaceted, the show goes for a complete examination. Nobody else is doing this in-depth reporting on local and regional issues. Provides perspective that allows listeners to be much more aware of the antecedents to events they read about in the news.

Wayward Social Worker ,

A must listen!

Everyone should listen to this podcast. This is the story of gentrification, displaced urban communities vying for the American Dream in Antioch, a place where for long time residents their version of the American Dream was disappearing.

This is a California story that all of us in the Bay can relate to personally. This is a California story that is happening all over the United States. I hope they do Fairfield next.

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