KFOG | One man’s trash…

Posted by on Dec 10, 2008 in Audio | No Comments

I traveled to Beijing before the Olympic games to learn about how regular people were being affected by the games.  This radio story aired on KFOG. In China it’s illegal to move without government permission. But this hasn’t stopped millions of migrants who move around the country, especially from rural areas to Beijing. These migrants […]

KALX | Restaurants struggle with Healthy San Francisco

Posted by on Nov 20, 2008 in Audio | No Comments

In January the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance went into affect. Now, all for-profit employers with more than 20 workers have to offer health insurance to their employees or pay a fee to the city. This ordinance hit many city restaurants especially hard, since most hadn’t offered health insurance before. I spoke to customers, […]

KFOG | From foreclosures to homelessness

Posted by on Nov 18, 2008 in Audio | No Comments

The mortgage crisis is forcing renters and owners alike out of their homes. After almost a year, friends and family face can no longer house them, and so many people are turning to already overextended homeless shelters. I visited one of San Francisco’s largest shelters and service centers, Glide, to meet the people on the […]

KALX | Shot

Posted by on Nov 6, 2008 in Audio | No Comments

If you’re going to talk about shots, you might as well fire a couple. Vianna Davila and I created this two-part story for a show about “shots:. It explores our longtime fear of guns and why we decided to try shooting for the first time.

KALX | Sewage of a different type

Posted by on Oct 23, 2008 in Audio | No Comments

San Franciscans voted on a series of ballot initiatives this year, including on whether rename the award-winning Oceanside Sewage treatment Plant to the George W. Bush Memorial Plant. I sat down with the head of the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco to talk about his proposition and government waste.

KALX | Where the liberated draw the line

Posted by on Oct 15, 2008 in Audio | No Comments

In many places, the mere mention of sex conjures images of things that are taboo. In San Francisco, where sexual freedom has been a long-standing tradition, even the most sexually-free have taboos. Lisa Pickoff-White visited the Folsom Street Fair to learn where the liberated draw their lines.