By Robynn Takayama
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This podcast is a collection of pieces produced by Robynn (Nonogirl) Takayama on art and culture, race and immigration, environmental justice, and her community's heroes.
||CleanThe Spitboy Rule||Click here to listen. When Michelle Cruz Gonzales read excerpts from The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band this summer, she took me back to the early ’90s when I was in school at UC Santa Cruz, first heard seminal Bay Area band J||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30th Anniversary Hospitality House Art Auction||Click here to listen. We know that art can have a profound impact on people’s lives. Studies have shown how nursing home patients transform when they are given ipods with music from their youth, how young people who participate in the arts outperform th||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInstituto Familiar de la Raza||Use the player above, or click here to listen. For many Latinos, mental health was once a taboo subject. But in the 1970’s, Dr. Concha Saucedo Martinez did her part to change that by founding the Instituto Familiar de la Raza in San Francisco’s Missio||9/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoSights and Sounds of Central Market: Piper’s Jewelers||Central Market between 6th and 7th street is a tableaux of transition: individuals getting their lives on track, new businesses starting up, and artists decorating vacant storefronts. Amidst this yearning for change is Piper’s Jewelers, where used items||8/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoSights and Sounds of Central Market: A.C.T. Costume Shop||The American Conservatory Theater, or A.C.T., is an internationally recognized theatre and school that puts on magnificent shows every year. But most people don’t know about their offices on Market Street, where they manage their massive costume collect||8/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSights and Sounds of Central Market: Warfield Theater||Use the player above, or click here to listen. Central Market was once the hub of big-screen entertainment celebrating seven theaters within two-blocks during the pre-television era. Today, these historic theaters, may be found in three states: abandoned,||8/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSights and Sounds of Central Market: Hibernia Bank||Use the player above, or click here to listen. Hibernia Bank, at the corner of McAllister and Jones streets, is arguably one of the city’s most prized historical buildings. Over a century old, it survived the 1906 earthquake. But today, people pass||8/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSights and Sounds of Central Market: International Art Museum of America||Use the player above, or click here to listen. Until this spring, we knew almost nothing about the palatial white facade going up on at 1025 Market Street. We heard rumors of saffron-robed monks shuffling in and out – and about a live stream flowing||8/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNuclear Power and Media in Japan||Use the player above, or click here to listen. For Apex Express, I talked with Hiroshi Fukurai, professor at UC Santa Cruz, for a more critical look at what’s going on in Japan. Professor Fukurai was born in Sendai, the epicenter of last month’s mon||4/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeep Roots 04: StreetSmARTS||Use the player above, or click here to listen . StreetSmARTS is a partnership between the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Department of Public Works that connects established urban artists with private property owners to create vibrant murals and ma||4/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|