The Bridge A weekly podcast featuring sound-rich, deeply reported stories about the San Francisco Bay Area from the KALW newsroom in San Francisco.
The Bridge

The Bridge

From KALW

A weekly podcast featuring sound-rich, deeply reported stories about the San Francisco Bay Area from the KALW newsroom in San Francisco.

Most Recent Episodes

Life after NUMMI

We wrap up Season 1 of The Bridge with one of our favorite stories - about the aftermath of the closure of the NUMMI car factory in Fremont, California. What happens when 5,000 people lose their jobs in an area where there are no other car factories for hundreds of miles? KALW's Angela Johnston goes to find out. For updates on Season 2 of The Bridge, subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Bridge KALW" in your favorite podcast app, or go to kalw.org/subscribe and click on "The Bridge."

Exploring the Bay Area one street corner at a time

THE INTERSECTION is one of the most ambitious reporting projects to come out of KALW. It's a podcast that explores change in the Bay Area one street corner at a time. We'll listen to an episode from Season 1 of the show, which takes place entirely at the corner of Golden Gate Ave and Leavenworth St in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. While many people associate this neighborhood with homelessness and drug dealing, it also has the highest density of kids in the city. In this episode, we see the Tenderloin through the eyes of one child and her family. To learn more about THE INTERSECTION and hear the rest of Season 1, go to www.theintersection.fm For links to all of KALW's podcasts, go to kalw.org/subscribe

Behind the scenes at the ballpark

Sports! We hear two stories from the home of the San Francisco Giants - AT&T Park. First, we meet the Spanish-language broadcast team of the Giants - or Los Gigantes - and then we spend time with the man who keeps the ballpark organ pipes singing. To hear more of the best stories from the KALW newsroom in San Francisco, subscribe to our podcast. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-b...d1123540119?mt=2 RSS feed: feeds.feedburner.com/thebridgekalw Or search "Bridge KALW" in your favorite podcast app.

Singing through Parkinson's

About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease every year. We hear the story of one of them, Ben Rivers, who has found ways to maintain an active inner life even as his body slows down.

Real heroes read audits

San Francisco voters approved over $3 billion in loans for public infrastructure over the last decade. Some of the people who make sure these projects stay on track are ordinary citizens who spend their free time reading bond reports. Who ... signs up for this?

Homeless at night

Bay Area media organizations have put a spotlight on homelessness this week. In this episode, we hear two stories from the KALW newsroom about what it's like to be homeless in the Bay Area at night. Other stories mentioned in this episode: The Gubbio Project: kalw.org/post/place-tenderloin-where-sleep-sacred Lava Mae mobile showers: http://kalw.org/post/coming-right-showers-go Homeless camp takedown and follow-up: http://kalw.org/post/san-jose-dismantles-jungle http://kalw.org/post/life-after-jungle-one-womans-struggle-homelessness Homeless tents: http://kalw.org/post/hey-area-where-did-san-franciscos-tent-camps-come Hotel 22 follow-up: http://kalw.org/post/searching-shelter-silicon-valley And more: kalw.org/term/homeless To subscribe to the show, search for "bridge kalw" in your favorite podcast app.

Inside San Quentin Prison

The backstory to this week's show is almost as interesting as the story itself. That's because it came out of the San Quentin Prison Report, a unique collaboration between KALW and a group of inmates at San Quentin State Prison who are telling their own stories of life on the inside. In this episode, we take a sonic tour of San Quentin and hear a story of forgiveness from behind prison walls.

How to stake a claim on California's water

The Bridge is a new podcast featuring the best stories to come out of the KALW newsroom in San Francisco. Each week we'll bring you sound-rich, deeply reported stories about the Bay Area. Episode 1 is all about the California drought: while people have argued about how to divvy up scarce resources forever, it turns out that the way the state parcels out its water supply is ... crazy. KALW's Audrey Dilling investigates.

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