In San Francisco, New Public Art You Can't Avoid Seeing
San Francisco's skyline is undergoing a makeover, as builders put the finishing touches on a giant tower that's about to become the second tallest building in the state. Love it or hate it, the Salesforce Tower is scheduled open to early next year. With a unique twist: the top of the tower will be a public work of art that will change minute-by-minute. Reporter Cari Spivack explores what it means to make public art that people can't avoid seeing.
They Went from Immigrants to "Burrito Royalty"
You can find them in convenience stores and college dorms. In lots of school cafeterias, and family freezers. They're an everyday, quintessentially California food. And they're made in the Central Valley town of Dinuba. That's where we're headed next, for our series Family Biz. Lisa Morehouse of California Foodways takes us to the heart of a multi-million dollar family business.
A Former Jehovah’s Witness Shares Her #MeToo Story
As the #MeToo movement is creating a space for more people to come forward with stories of sexual harassment and abuse, we've been collecting stories from our listeners, for a series we're calling #UsToo. This week, we hear from a woman from the Bay Area City of Fremont, who's a former Jehovah's Witness. Her name is Georgia Browne, and she says she was ex-communicated from the church after she reported being raped by a congregant.
A Tiny San Francisco Cookbook Store with a Big Appetite for Old Recipes
It’s a chilly December night, and people are huddled inside a tiny bookstore in San Francisco, filled with the smell of chocolate. Platters of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, and bowls full of chocolate pieces. It's a celebration of the new book Making Chocolate: From Bean to Bar to S’mores. This is the kind of thing that happens almost every night at Omnivore Books on Food. They specialize in rare and vintage cookbooks, as well as new books about food. Host Sasha Khokha stopped by during a quieter morning to chat with owner and founder Celia Sack.