KQED Radio Staff
Silicon Valley Correspondent
From KQED's Bureau in San Jose, Rachael Myrow's mandate is to cover politics, economics, technology and culture in a region that stretches from Burlingame to Edenvale to Fremont. She also covers food and its relationship to health, happiness and public policy, and blogs for Bay Area Bites. Her posting in Silicon Valley follows more than seven years serving as the daily host of KQED's California Report, broadcast on NPR affiliates throughout the state. She has also guest hosted The California Report Magazine and Forum and hopes to continue to do so in the years to come.
Before KQED, she worked for Marketplace and KPCC. In addition to KQED, she files for NPR and PRI's The World.
Rachael's work has won her awards from the LA Press Club, the Radio and Television News Association, the Associated Press Television-Radio Association of California and Nevada, the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Southern California, the Northern California RTNDA, SPJ Northern California Chapter, the San Francisco Peninsula Club Greater Bay Area and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
Stories (251 archives)
Bitcoin has been around for six years, but most of us are still unclear on what it is, let alone why it matters. The digital currency has a number of die-hard fans, including libertarians who want a form of money free of government control, and illegal drug traders who want a form of money the government can't trace. But that Wild West world is giving way as big investors become interested.
When we think of Silicon Valley, a lot of us think of hard working people living high on the corporate hog: high-end restaurants on campus, on-site gyms, concierge services, et cetera. But this fabulous work world full of people dreaming up new ways of doing business sits on a base of people doing business the old-fashioned way. Rachael Myrow finds that many of those service workers are struggling to survive.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was on the Google campus in Mountain View Monday, talking about how to meet the nation's future transportation problems. Google, of course, is home to the driverless car. And Bloomberg this week reported that Google is mulling over the idea of launching it's own ride-hailing service, a la Uber.
The San Francisco Bay Area is in the middle of a high-tech boom that's transforming the whole region. One city right at the epicenter of the economic explosion is Redwood City, located about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. We find out why not all Redwood City residents are happy about the effects of the latest tech boom.
At a time of year when many churches host special events celebrating Christmas, we visit one church grateful to be hosting any services at all. Last month, a fire destroyed the sanctuary of Holy Cross, a landmark Roman Catholic church that's served working class immigrants in San Jose for four generations.