Bay Current

Bay Current

Bay Current

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KCBS Radio's "Bay Current" is a daily news and information podcast, keeping you current on what the Bay Area is talking about. Matt Pitman hosts.
  1. September 21, 2022
    14 min
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    Queer anxiety: The LGBTQ+ community feels a target on their backs
    KCBS Radio's Matt Pitman and Mary Hughes explore mental health in the LGBTQ+ community and find that anxiety is rising even for queer people living in the tolerant confines of the Bay Area.  From anti-trans and…
  2. September 07, 2022
    13 min
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    Bay Area legend Mistah F.A.B. - on persistence, goals and giving back
    Mistah F.A.B. is so much more than just a legendary Bay Area rapper and producer.  He's a business owner, fashion designer, father and philanthropist.  Wearing so many hats and achieving success across many lan…
  3. September 02, 2022
    13 min
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    The journey begins: A young Black journalist launches a career
    For the past year, here at KCBS Radio, we've been privileged to work with Amani Grant-Pate as an Audacy news fellow - a year-long fellowship program for recent journalism graduates from HBCU's across the countr…
  4. August 29, 2022
    7 min
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    Is desalination the answer to California's annual droughts?
    The city of Antioch is opening the Bay Area's first desalination plant that will provide the community with clean, drinkable water.  More are expected to come online across the Bay Area in the years to come.  I…
  5. August 16, 2022
    17 min
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    The future of cars and parking at Lake Merritt
    Oakland’s Lake Merritt is known to many as the heart of the city, especially for people who are from the Town, but plans to add even more parking meters and charge for parking on Sundays is being met with resis…
  6. August 12, 2022
    15 min
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    The people fighting to save People's Park in Berkeley
    KCBS Radio's Matt Pitman and Jim Taylor visit Berkeley's People's Park and chat with those fighting to keep the park as is and fend off development. It's a diverse group including Berkeley neighbors, ex-People'…
  7. August 08, 2022
    13 min
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    Oakland's high cost of living driving out refugees
    It’s no secret that the cost of living, especially rent,in the Bay Area is astronomical. And it’s driving refugees out.In this episode of “Bay Current”, Mallory Somera sat down with Tandem Postdoctoral Fellow i…
  8. August 05, 2022
    11 min
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    Making back to school easier, one backpack at a time
    As kids across the Bay Area gear up for back to school, families are struggling with the costs of supplies, amid inflation and lost wages lingering from the pandemic.  One local non-profit is making back to sch…
  9. August 04, 2022
    11 min
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    R.I.P. Vin Scully, from the Bay
    Bay Current celebrates the life and legacy of the great Vin Scully who died Tuesday at 88.  We relive some of his iconic calls, and veteran Bay Area broadcasters Mike Krukow and Ken Korach share their memories…
  10. August 03, 2022
    13 min
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    'Really horrific': A firsthand account of living with monkeypox
    We've heard warnings, seen gruesome images of the blisters and lesions, and now we hear firsthand what it's like living with the debilitating symptoms of monkeypox.Thirty-six year old San Francisco resident Dav…
  11. August 02, 2022
    17 min
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    Former Warriors Pres. Rick Welts remembers his friend Bill Russell
    Recently retired Warriors President Rick Welts and the late Bill Russell share more than a place in basketball's hall of fame.  The two shared a deep friendship lasting for more than four decades.  Rick Welts s…
  12. July 29, 2022
    12 min
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    The Oakland Symphony welcomes its newest Board Member
    Oakland’s very own Kev Choice is a classically trained pianist, emcee, producer, composer, educator and activist. And now, he’s got one more title to add to his roster: Board member of the Oakland Symphony. It’…
  13. July 28, 2022
    15 min
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    Dr. Peter Chin-Hong on SF's monkeypox state of emergency
    The city of San Francisco has declared a state of emergency as monkeypox continues to spread in the city and across the Bay Area.Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease physician and professor at UCSF discusses…
  14. July 28, 2022
    8 min
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    Conan O'Brien comes to an unlikely Bay Area venue
    Of all the places in the Bay Area you'd expect to see a big name like Conan O'Brien perform, the Monte Rio Variety Show probably isn't atop the list.  But this legendary Sonoma County event, celebrating its 111…
  15. July 26, 2022
    12 min
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    Celebrating the late designer of SF's iconic Cupid's Span
    Cupid's Span, the upside-down bow and arrow tucked at the base of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco's Rincon Park is one of the city's most famous photo backdrops for selfie seekers - local and visitors alike.  B…
  16. July 23, 2022
    17 min
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    Dr. Fauci’s legacy as the voice of public health in the Bay Area
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, Pres. Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor and the Firector of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has announced that by the time Biden’s first term ends, he will very likely…
  17. July 20, 2022
    7 min
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    Will rising Bay Area COVID-19 cases bring back mask mandates?
    One recent study shows that the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases could be 2-10 times higher than public health data shows.  Could the Bay Area be heading toward another round of indoor mask mandates?
  18. July 16, 2022
    12 min
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    Fighting the Washburn Fire and saving the Mariposa Grove sequoia
    KCBS Radio's Megan Goldsby has covered the Washburn Fire on the ground at Yosemite National Park and tracked the efforts to protect the precious sequoia of the Mariposa Grove - 500 of the world's largest and ol…
  19. July 14, 2022
    9 min
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    Long-time Bay Area storyteller Bret Burkhart joins the KCBS Radio family
    For more than two decades, Bret Burkhart has covered the Bay Area's biggest and most important news stories with his inimitable, award-winning style.  Now, Bret brings that style and experience to KCBS Radio -…
  20. July 13, 2022
    10 min
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    All about NASA’s new Webb telescope images stunning the globe
    NASA and The White House had quite the treat for space enthusiasts around the world: vibrant and stunning images of deep space from the new James Webb Telescope, the agency's largest and most powerful telescope…

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