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Welcome to Voices of the Community, which explores critical issues facing Northern California communities. We introduce you to the voices of community thought leaders and changemakers who are working on solutions that face our fellow individual community members, neighborhoods, cities and our region.

Voices of the Community George Koster

    • Society & Culture
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Welcome to Voices of the Community, which explores critical issues facing Northern California communities. We introduce you to the voices of community thought leaders and changemakers who are working on solutions that face our fellow individual community members, neighborhoods, cities and our region.

    San Francisco Mime Troupe - "Back to the Way Things Were"

    San Francisco Mime Troupe - "Back to the Way Things Were"

    In this episode, we are following back up with The San Francisco Mime Troupe. Join us now as we check back in with Michael and Alicia to tell us about the new Musical show "Back to The Way Things Were" and bringing back live performances at our public parks

    • 44 min
    CalNonprofits Policy & Legislation

    CalNonprofits Policy & Legislation

    Given all of the federal and state funding flowing through the State of California Legislature and Governor’s offices, we wanted to check back in with Lucy Salcido - Carter to update us on all of their public policy work to assure that our nonprofits secure funding and resources to enable them to both stabilize and recover stronger as we come out of the pandemic economy.

    • 52 min
    Arts & Culture as Economic Drivers in Our Communities

    Arts & Culture as Economic Drivers in Our Communities

    This episode is focused on the importance and economic impact of the arts, culture and artists on both our economy and our communities. We are hosting a panel of guests from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Californians for the Arts and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Redwood Empire Food Bank

    Redwood Empire Food Bank

    This episode is focused on the work of the Redwood Empire Food Bank which provides one of the most basic needs food, along with wraparound services to our San Francisco North Bay and Northern California community members. Our featured guests are: Chief Executive Officer, David Goodman, Director of Programs, Alison Goodwin along with food bank services, recipient & volunteer Sam Cagle, as well as Programs Coordinator, Juana Renovato.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Drag Show to End Homelessness

    Drag Show to End Homelessness

    Listen, Laugh & Learn About a Drag Show To End Homelessness - In this episode, we bring Sammie Rayner back along with Felicia Torrez from Community Forward SF and Poly Pop-Tart a Drag Queen, Stand Up Comedian & Performer to focus on Community Forward SF’s upcoming Drag Show to End Homelessness “Stepping Out”

    • 34 min
    Oral Lee Brown Foundation

    Oral Lee Brown Foundation

    Welcome to our one-hour special on the importance of education especially to the low income youth in our communities. We explore how the combination of the covid-19 pandemic and economic meltdown has impacted the support services of an Oakland legacy education organization the Oral Lee Brown Foundation.

    • 59 min

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