You know the saying, “You can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends?” Well, for Bianca Taylor, her friends have become her family, literally. She tells us how her unconventional family was transformed by an unexpected romance.
Food and Family from Students at 826 Valencia
Food is a big part of spending time with family over the holidays. For 13-year-old Mahkai Hunt, it's a chance to learn recipes passed down through generations. And 12-year-old Stevie Rivas is thinking about sharing with people who don't have enough to eat. They bring us two commentaries, produced with the San Francisco writing program, 826 Valencia.
Some families only really see each other over the holidays. But not the folks in our “Family Biz” series - about small family owned businesses in California. Eighty-three-year-old Michael Nash inspired his family business, with his daily walk down his driveway, to unlock his mailbox. And that gave his daughter in law, Kim Nash, an idea. Sasha Khokha has more.
Some families figure out their groove together by making music, like the Bay Area gospel quartet, “The Sons of the Soul Revivers.” They’ve been singing together for 47 years -- since they were kids in church. Their new album is called Live at Rancho Nicasio. The Morgan brothers -- Dwayne, James, and Walter Jr., along with their nephew, Quantae Johnson -- join us for a chat and performance.