Dispatch From the DNC: Political Reporting, With a New Baby in Tow
Marisa Lagos from KQED's politics and government team spent the week covering the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She brought along her five-month-old baby, Diego, and talks to host Sasha Khokha about juggling being a working mom and a reporter at a convention where a lot of the conversation is about gender, working women, child care and the glass ceiling.
San Jose's Chidori Band Connects, Uplifts Japanese-American Community
For many Japanese-Americans, Obon festivals are the highlight of summer. The Buddhist tradition is kind of like The Day of the Dead. People remember their ancestors but also celebrate life with food, dance and music. The San Jose Chidori Band has been performing at Obon festivals around the state for more than six decades. Samantha Clark bring us a profile of the band whose musical history began in the Japanese internment camps.
The World According to Sound: The Hour of Charm Orchestra
It seems like every moment of our lives is captured and digitized these days. But so many sounds recorded throughout history have just been lost, from radio transmissions to symphony performances. Stanford University has an archive dedicated entirely to saving sounds. In this episode of The World According to Sound, Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett play us a record from Stanford that preserves a peculiar piece of music history.
California Mental Health Experts Bring PTSD Training to Jordan
Amman, Jordan is on the front lines of the Syrian refugee crisis, and many of those migrants have been through extreme trauma. But there aren't nearly enough mental health professionals in Amman to deal with the crisis. So a group from California is stepping in to help.
New Music: Yea-Ming, Venus and the Moon and The Side Eyes
Every month, The California Report's Suzie Racho and pop music critic Steve Hochman bring you brand new songs with roots in the Golden State. This time around they're here to tell us about some new releases -- some of them out on old-school formats -- with some quirky musical family ties.