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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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    • 4.8, 283 Ratings

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.

    The Cost of Amazon's Drive For Speed

    The Cost of Amazon's Drive For Speed

    Last week, Congress questioned leaders of four of the largest tech companies in the world - Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple - about just how much power they’ve gained over the years. Today, we're revisiting an episode from December about how Amazon's race to be the biggest and fastest is hurting the employees doing the work.
    Will Evans, reporter with The Center for Investigative Reporting
    You can read Will's full Behind the Smiles investigation here. And to share your Amazon injury records with him click here.

    • 16 min
    A Rec From The Bay: Catching Babies With a Go-To Doula For Black Parents

    A Rec From The Bay: Catching Babies With a Go-To Doula For Black Parents

    Some doulas are seeing an uptick in business during the pandemic. Hospitals are limiting the number of people who can be present at births, and many families are looking for options outside of traditional healthcare facilities.
    We'll hear from Sumayyah Monét Franklin who is a birth rights activist, doula and owner of Sumi's Touch. She talks about working during a pandemic and why she is especially concerned about Black mothers and children.
    Subscribe to Rightnowish for weekly episodes featuring conversations with neighbors that teach us about the world.

    • 14 min
    The Moral Case Behind 'Housing Is a Human Right'

    The Moral Case Behind 'Housing Is a Human Right'

    From November of 2019 to January of 2020, two Black mothers occupied a vacant West Oakland property without permission from the company that owned the house, Southern California-based Wedgewood Properties.
    Since then — after a lot of public pressure — Wedgewood agreed to let them stay. The Oakland Community Land Trust will purchase the home and least it back to the moms.
    Today, we're revisiting the moral argument behind Moms 4 Housing's activism: that housing is a human right.
    This episode originally aired on January 3, 2020.

    • 19 min
    'We're Still Here': Remembering the 1969 Native American Occupation of Alcatraz

    'We're Still Here': Remembering the 1969 Native American Occupation of Alcatraz

    On October 14 of last year, Native people from across the West Coast gathered in San Francisco for a ceremonial canoe journey to Alcatraz Island. Each canoe represented a territory, tribe, community or family. They paddled to celebrate culture and values on Indigenous Peoples' Day, and to commemorate the 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz. This episode originally published in October 2019.

    • 18 min
    A Rec from The Bay: How Learning Emotional Skills Can Help Boys Become Men

    A Rec from The Bay: How Learning Emotional Skills Can Help Boys Become Men

    Ashanti Branch started Ever Forward Club because he wanted the young men in his classroom to have what he didn't have as a student: a safe place to be themselves. After Ashanti gave them that, he saw them start to succeed. Mindshift, from KQED, focuses on stories about the future of learning. Today we're sharing the first episode of Season 5.

    • 25 min
    'Yes, Asians Go To Jail Too'

    'Yes, Asians Go To Jail Too'

    Jason Mai didn’t know why his father was taken to jail when he was 12 years old. As a kid growing up in the Bay Area, he was told by his Chinese family to avoid má fan, which meant burdening or inconveniencing others by sharing the family secret. Only as an adult did Jason start to process his childhood trauma by learning about the intersections between incarceration and Asian American culture. To help him process it, he created a zine. This episode originally aired in November 2019.

    Guest: Jason Mai, creator of Yes, Asians Go To Jail Too

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
283 Ratings

283 Ratings

bubbles47 ,

Informative

This podcast informs you on tons of things that go on in the Bay Area. Very in-depth in so many areas. My brother who moved away from the Bay Area 6 years ago listens just to keep him informed on what’s going on in the bay.

middleChildBlues ,

i love this podcast ❤️

Devin + Ericka + Alan and the entire team at The Bay podcast are ~phenomenal~ at getting to the heart of a local story. If you’re tired of reading/watching local news just touch the surface here in the SF Bay Area, LISTEN to KQED’s The Bay.
Don’t see a Bay Area story being told?
just ask this group of professional journalists 🙌

Eva💩 ,

Fav Podcast!

Born and raised in the bay (although some wouldn’t consider Petaluma the bay) and I have loooooved every single episode of this podcast, no joke. They tackle everything from social/racial justice, to highlighting local leaders, to life (um episodes about BART!!? Yes???!!), art, and culture.

The show makes me love the bay, and brings awareness to what we may overlook (and can change) when living in this bubble.

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