The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has displaced roughly 200,000 people since evacuation orders began on October 24. There are over a dozen shelter locations, serving over 2,000 people, with even more evacuees sleeping in cars and RVs in parking lots. KPFA producers Corinne Smith and Ariel Boone went to the shelter at the Santa … Continued
As the Kincade Fire sweeps through Sonoma County, prompting mass evacuations, California marks the one-year anniversary of the Butte Camp Fire, the deadliest fire in state history. Last year’s fire covered the Bay Area in smoke and pollution for nearly two weeks. Usually the first advice public officials give in those circumstances is to stay … Continued
Mitch Jeserich is a journalist and host of Pacifica’s Letters & Politics (M-Th at 10am PST) and currently on special assignment as Pacifica’s Capitol Hill correspondent in Washington D.C to cover the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Tune in for live reports on UpFront’s Impeachment Watch Live from Capitol Hill with Mitch Jeserich every … Continued
A couple months ago, KPFA brought you a documentary on day to day life in a homeless community in Oakland near Home Depot in Fruitvale called The Community of Grace. That was a community that was more or less self-organized: the people there set rules, enforced them, chose who to let move in, and who … Continued
Interview: Dr. Aislinn Bird, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless The subject of addiction was one that came up in the course of our reporting on the Community of Grace. We wanted to find out what support services are available in Oakland, especially to people who are unhoused. So producer Lucy Kang spoke with … Continued
Our project about the Community of Grace was to center the point of view of people who are unhoused, so we asked resident Markaya to keep an audio journal of her thoughts. This is what she had to say. Produced and edited by Lucy Kang TRANSCRIPT Most people’s perception of the people out here perception … Continued
We are proud to premier the radio documentary “Community of Grace.” All across this country, and the world, homelessness is on the rise. KPFA reporter Lucy Kang spent months speaking with residents of the Community of Grace, an unhoused community in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. This long-form audio documentary reveals the devastating circumstances many unhoused Oakland residents face and the incredible ingenuity with which their communities are surviving.
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By Lucy Kang (Originally aired on the Pacifica Evening News on Friday, February 22) It’s Day One of the Oakland teachers’ strike, Thursday, February 21st. Teachers across the city are holding picket lines at their schools in a walkout that been weeks in the making. The teachers union, Oakland Education Association (OEA) is demanding … Continued
By Lucy Kang, with help from Amanda Bloom KPFA News December 20, 2018 This is Part 2 in a series exploring the influx of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana. Check out Part 1 here. The current American legal framework on asylum and refugees has its roots in 1975, when … Continued