The Bay Live: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

51 min
The Bay's host Devin Katayama on stage with KQED's government and politics reporter Guy Marzorati at the podcast's live show on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Erika Aguilar/KQED)

High rent. Long commutes. Expensive food. Childcare. Sea level rise. Gentrification. These are just some of the challenges of living in the Bay Area.  Many are asking, should I stay or should I go? Or more pointedly, can I stay? If it’s not you, it’s your friends or your family who have grappled with these questions. We discuss those questions and more in our first live special recorded on Friday, April 26 at Manny's in San Francisco.

Guests:  Erika Aguilar, editor for The BaySandhya Dirks, race and equity reporter for KQED; Sukey Lewis, criminal justice reporter for KQED; Guy Marzaroti, government and politics reporter for KQED; Ericka Cruz Guevarra, producer for The Bay

5:00 —"Should I Stay or Should I Go" with Erika Aguilar

16:00 — "Can I Stay" and the gentrification of Lake Merritt, with Sandhya Dirks

26:00 — "Can I Rebuild?" and living  with wildfires, with Sukey Lewis


35:30 — "Can We Solve This Together," a regional solution to housing policy with Guy Marzorati

45:30 — "Just Give Me A Reason" to stay in the Bay Area, with Ericka Cruz Guevarra