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Audiograph, hosted by reporter Julie Caine, will take you on a tour of the Bay Area, mapping the sonic signature of each of its nine counties

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Audiograph, hosted by reporter Julie Caine, will take you on a tour of the Bay Area, mapping the sonic signature of each of its nine counties

    Jazz meets spirituality at the St. John Coltrane Church

    Jazz meets spirituality at the St. John Coltrane Church

    In this week's Audiograph we head to San Francisco's Fillmore district, once known as the 'Harlem of the West,' jammed with clubs overflowing with song. While the district has changed over the decades, reverance for one musician in particular has not — a tenor saxophonist who has been canonized and praised for half-a-century. The St. John Coltrane Church celebrated it's 50th anniversary this month.

    • 8 min
    Queens of the Tenderloin at Aunt Charlie's Lounge

    Queens of the Tenderloin at Aunt Charlie's Lounge

    In this week's Audiograph , we go to Aunt Charlie's Lounge, a Tenderloin institution that's one of the oldest gay bars in San Francisco.

    • 8 min
    Tugs of war: Bolinas and Stinson Beach face off in an annual tradition

    Tugs of war: Bolinas and Stinson Beach face off in an annual tradition

    In this week's Audiograph we head to the mouth of the Bolinas Lagoon.

    • 6 min
    Song as an act of protest in the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

    Song as an act of protest in the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

    With Pride around the corner, we're bringing you an Audiograph that sings the songs of LGBTQ resistance. Specifically, the story of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and how they use song as an act of protest.

    • 7 min
    Drag queens bring a 'slice of fabulous' to libraries

    Drag queens bring a 'slice of fabulous' to libraries

    In this Audiograph , we go to the San Francisco Library in Bernal Heights on a Saturday afternoon. It's packed with excited, brightly clad kids and caregivers here for story time. Instead of a librarian, they’re circled around a tall figure. Wearing a black sequined gown, stilettos, and a platinum blonde wig, and seated with a book in her long painted nails, it's Yves St. Croissant, aka Sean Santos, one of San Francisco’s beloved Drag Queens.

    • 7 min
    Hundreds of short-legged pups celebrate Corgi Con

    Hundreds of short-legged pups celebrate Corgi Con

    Corgi Con is a semi-annual celebration of short, sausage-shaped dogs called Corgis. In this week's Audiograph , hundreds of dogs and their families descend on Ocean Beach for a day of events and festivities.

    • 6 min

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