Helping Third Graders Cope With Post-Election Stress
A lot of Californians are trying to figure out how to talk about this election with kids. And we know that some kids, especially from immigrant families, are having a hard time with Donald Trump's win. We're going to start our show today in the town of Windsor, in Sonoma County, at a dual-immersion school that teaches Spanish and English. Most of the students are Latino, and the school was tagged with graffiti that said "Build the Wall Higher" days before the election. Now, kids are coming to school stressed out and scared. Zaidee Stavely brings us the story of how one teacher is trying to help her students cope.
Young People's Letters to the Next President
Before Election Day, young people wrote letters to the future president. It was part of a project called Letters to the Next President, a collaboration between KQED and the National Writing Project. They received 12,000 letters collected from young people across the country. Sasha Khokha sat down with Rachel Roberson, who's heading up the project for KQED.
How a Sound Guru Got From Synthesizers to the Music of Nature
All this week, PBS stations have been celebrating music with the documentary TV series, Soundbreaking. It explores the breakthroughs that changed music recording through the decades. We're bringing you some of our own stories about how California sound pioneers played a pivotal role. KQED Science Editor Craig Miller introduces us to one of them who's connection to the synthesizer scene might surprise you.
How Bing Crosby and Silicon Valley Revolutionized Radio and TV
Long before Apple, Facebook and YouTube, a Silicon Valley startup called Ampex revolutionized entertainment with "reel-to-reel" tape recorders in the 1940s. The sounds they created weren't scratchy or muffled like recordings that came before. Instead, you'd swear the musicians were in the room with you. KQED Arts reporter Rachael Myrow rewinds the way, way back machine to offer this little history lesson.
S.F. Intervention Program Helps to Stop the Revolving Door of Violent Injuries
Around dinner time two months ago, reporter Laura Klivans was in her kitchen in Berkeley when she heard gunshots, loud and close. Oddly enough, this shooting happened in front of Laura's house while she was in the middle of reporting the story you're about to hear ... about a young man, who's part of a program aimed at stopping gun violence.