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The Bay is a local news podcast about what’s really going on here. We’ll show you the messy and resilient culture of this place we call home, with help from Bay Area reporters, community leaders, and neighbors. The show is hosted by Devin Katayama, with new episodes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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The Bay is a local news podcast about what’s really going on here. We’ll show you the messy and resilient culture of this place we call home, with help from Bay Area reporters, community leaders, and neighbors. The show is hosted by Devin Katayama, with new episodes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sign up for The Bay's newsletter: https://bit.ly/2Ij412e

    By The People: Shakirah Simley's Journey From Activist to Local Government

    By The People: Shakirah Simley's Journey From Activist to Local Government

    This is the second episode of By The People, The Bay podcast's new series highlighting the way democracy shows up in the places around us, and how we can all plug in.
    Many activists work their whole lives from outside the systems they want changed. That’s what Shakira Simley did, until recently. Simley is now Director of San Francisco’s Office of Racial Equity and says she brought a lot of the lessons she learned as an activist with her into City Hall. Simley talks with us about why it’s important to see public institutions as ours to behold — and change.
    Guest: Shakirah Simley, Director of San Francisco’s Office of Racial Equity

    • 19 min
    A Filipino Nurse and The Patients She Won’t Forget

    A Filipino Nurse and The Patients She Won’t Forget

    When Evelyn Legarte migrated from the Philippines to the Bay Area in 1980, she was part of a growing number of Filipinos that now make up about 20% of nurses in California. As the holidays approach, we want to acknowledge the many Filipino nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic who are caring for people like they’ve done in past public health crises. This episode originally ran on May 22, 2020.
    Guest: Evelyn Legarte, retired Bay Area nurse 
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    • 18 min
    By The People: Young, Queer Candidates of Color are Changing the Bay Area Political Scene

    By The People: Young, Queer Candidates of Color are Changing the Bay Area Political Scene

    One way to change your hometown? Run for office. That’s what Alex Lee, James Coleman, and Lucy Shen decided to do in the 2020 elections. All three are among a number of young, queer candidates of color who ran in local races this year.
    They’re from different parts of the Bay Area – with unique relationships to their hometowns – but they all found themselves looking for change and diving into politics.
    This is the first episode of By The People, The Bay’s new series highlighting the way democracy shows up in the places around us, and how we can all plug in.
    Guest: Adhiti Bandlamudi, KQED Silicon Valley reporter
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    • 21 min
    Some Hotels for Unsheltered People Are Closing. Where Will They Go?

    Some Hotels for Unsheltered People Are Closing. Where Will They Go?

    When the pandemic hit, thousands of unsheltered people were moved into hotels under a plan known as Project Roomkey. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the goal was to eventually move people into permanent housing. But early data from eight Bay Area counties analyzed by KQED shows that most people discharged from hotels have not found a more secure home.
    Now, some of those hotels are closing, and as coronavirus cases surge again the question still remains: where will the unhoused go?
    Guest: Erin Baldassari, KQED housing reporter and co-host of Sold Out, a podcast about the challenges and solutions to our housing crisis.
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    • 17 min
    California's COVID-19 'Emergency Brake'

    California's COVID-19 'Emergency Brake'

    On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that California has seen the fastest two-week increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started. Now, most counties, including six in the Bay Area, are under the state’s most restrictive pandemic mandates.
    Guest: Katie Orr, KQED politics and government reporter
    Read the transcript: https://bit.ly/2UzUKpp

    • 19 min
    Why Some Seniors Are More Resilient During the Pandemic

    Why Some Seniors Are More Resilient During the Pandemic

    We've heard a lot about how older people are vulnerable during this pandemic. And it's true that they're more vulnerable to the virus and that loneliness and depression among seniors has been rising.
    But there's another part of the story we don't hear much about: how and why some seniors are finding ways to be more resilient right now.
    Guest: Lesley McClurg, KQED Science Reporter
    Read the transcript here: https://bit.ly/32IXaXt

    • 22 min

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I’ve learned so much from listening to The Bay. Can’t recommend it enough. The hosts are so good at storytelling about people and communities in the Bay Area, and often bring out hidden or underserved voices you don’t find in other major news outlets.

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