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Q’ed Up is a podcast that dives deep into one story, either in one episode or over a few weeks time. We don’t just follow the story, the story follows us. We’re bringing sound rich, innovative documentary storytelling to topics that matter, from mapping mass migrations to investigating criminal justice. Dive in with us. New episodes launch every other Wednesday.
||CleanThe Bombs Last Blast||In telling ourselves the history of the atomic bomb, we can too often think they were only dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But there were other bombs that fell -- they just weren’t dropped on people. Not directly. They were dropped on Islands.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOff the Hamster Wheel||For the new year we bring you a story about how the thing you think makes you strong, may actually be your crutch. And about how letting go can make you stronger than you ever knew you could be.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Making and Meaning of a Mock War||This year, the headlines were grim. Natural disasters, from fires to hurricanes, and terrorist attacks from Las Vegas to New York. For many, 2017 felt like we were living on the edge of apocalypse. - KQED’s storytelling podcast Q’ed Up brings you th||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Verdict: A Killing on a San Francisco Pier||How a death on a downtown pier in San Francisco became a national political lightning rod.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAs Weed Is Legalized, Are Marijuana Reparations Possible?||For a long time, race and racism have surrounded and shaped marijuana policy. First racist stereotypes were used to demonize the drug, then the drug was used to demonize — and lock up — people of color. As the state of California anticipates ganja||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories They Carried From the Fire||In this episode, stories from the front lines of the fires that devastated California's wine country.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStruggle over Sanctuary: The Kate Steinle Murder Trial||President Donald J. Trump rose to power on a wave of anti-immigrant, nationalist sentiment. He wove a narrative of “bad” Mexicans, immigrants flooding over the border, bringing with them drugs and guns. And he used the case of Kate Steinle — a 32-||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Teen, the Marine, and the Green Machine||A story of unlikely allies whose friendship was forged in the shadow of Vietnam.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdopted Country||A woman goes to Guatemala to help unwanted children. Then she is accused of child trafficking.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto the Flood||KQED’s Alex Emslie embedded with rescuers from California as they searched flooded areas in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. He met men and women who dropped everything to head across the country and into the flood.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFree Speech and the Battle for Berkeley||What does it mean when Nazis march in American towns? Is it free speech or is it a freeing of hate speech? Forty years ago, Neo Nazis wanted to march on the streets of Skokie, Illinois. A few weekends ago, Neo Nazi’s marched through the streets of Cha||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Push In Solution||When Michael Essien became an administrator at Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Middle School in San Francisco he saw right away that he needed to help teachers get behavior issues under control. If students acted out in class,||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs This Deal Humane?||Are bad conditions putting immigrant detainees at risk in some California jails?||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Committee No One Wants to Be on||In every city, there are a handful of committees that are essential to the way government functions. Committees made up of average, unpaid citizens. It’s the people part of that “for the people, by the people” thing in our constitution.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpiral of Losses||The story of one family fighting to hold on to their home in one of America's toughest housing markets.||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHome-Less: Ebony’s Story||What happens when you're poor and struggling, trying to go to college in one of America's most expensive cities? Sometimes you end up living out of your car. That's what happened to Ebony Ortega. She works at Starbucks and has a full course load at Sa..||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHome-Less: The Shape-Shifter||James is like a modern day Jay Gatsby, born to a poor family, but striving for greatness. He’s on a mission to transform himself. But the new identities he's creating - sometimes James himself can't keep track.||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHome-Less: A Place of Her Own||How one woman juggles college, homelessness, and huge changes that are coming her way.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: Like the Weather||Parole in California changed in 2008, and lifers started to get released. But not Marvin Mutch. He needed help from the attorney behind that change, the prosecutor who convicted him and Cassie Riley's family.||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: Hope||The 1997 arrest of a couple later sentenced to death for a string of abductions, sexual assaults and one murder leads to an alternate theory about Cassie Riley's killer.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: To Life||Marvin Mutch was 19 years old when he went to prison in 1975, just before a punitive 'tough-on-crime' climate began to spread from California to the rest of the country.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: The People v. Mutch||Headed for trial in early 1975, Marvin Mutch was confident he'd be found not guilty for the murder of Cassie Riley. But neither he, nor his sister Valerie, knew the prosecution's plans for both of them.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: Lost Boy||In and out of foster care for most of their childhoods, Marvin Mutch and his sister Valerie grew to depend on themselves and each other. But a phone call put them both on a collision course with Cassie Riley's murder and the California criminal justice.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: Guilt||Marvin Mutch is released from prison after 41 years and meets up with some friends who also spent a lifetime behind bars. Back in 1974, Cassie Riley's father discovers her body on the bank of a shallow creek.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHer Nuclear Option||As an environmentalist, Heather Matteson was pretty sure she was against nuclear power. It’s how she was raised to think. But when she starts working in the bowels of a nuclear reactor, she begins questioning what she knows and where her allegiances l||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProgrammed to Survive||George Arthur joined the Marines back in the 1980s hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps. But he flunked out of basic training. Living in Chicago, George got married…then had a son who died just a few days after birth. George came west.||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSo Beautiful, And So Very White: Welcome to Marin||Henry Ma’s views on life in Marin County changed after he had two girls. He moved to the county from New York with his wife six years ago, and started to notice something about where he lived when he realized his daughters were the only two Asians at||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry, the Therapist Can’t See You — Not Now, Not Any Time Soon||Natalie Dunnage lives in San Francisco, a place where you think it would be easy to find a therapist. But when she needed one, she couldn’t find any who took her insurance. Insurance companies say there is a shortage of therapists.||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoundtrack of Silence||A young man finds out he’s going to lose his hearing. So, he starts memorizing songs that will become the soundtrack for the rest of his life.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. American Suburb: Post Script||Not all residents of our town of Antioch welcome our examination of race in their suburb. Reporters Sandhya Dirks and Devin Katayama share reaction from Antioch and update us on what’s taken place in the lives of some of the people we’ve met in th||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. American Suburb: We Too Sing Antioch||A school counselor and local pastor arranges a middle school graduation celebration for African American students, but protests against the ceremony lead to racist graffiti on the pastor’s church door. Nowhere are the changing demographics of suburbs||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. American Suburb: Rabbit Hole||It can be hard to get back on your feet when you’re starting from scratch — even when opportunity falls in your lap. We meet Kevin Kunze, who was living on the streets until Doug Stewart decided to do something unusual: He took Kevin home with him t||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. American Suburb: The Field||Antioch residents are finding it hard to ignore the increasing number of destitute people living on the streets. Last year, the number of people living unsheltered grew by 30 percent in the far eastern Contra Costa suburbs– the rest of the county saw||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. American Suburb: Reasonable Fear||More African Americans are now living in suburbs than anywhere else. And some of the country’s most recent controversial police shootings of unarmed black men took place in the suburbs outside St. Louis, St. Paul and Orlando. In suburban Antioch,||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. American Suburb: How to Change Your Mind||Iris Archuleta is the daughter of a Black Panther who grew up in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. She and her husband were part of the first wave of upper middle class African-Americans who moved to Antioch 20 years ago.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. American Suburb: Make Great America Again||A small group of Muslim families were meeting out of garages before they purchased an old dentist office for their new mosque. After the Islamic Center of the East Bay was torched in 2007, the group must decide whether to rebuild in Antioch or leave th.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. American Suburb: How to Survive an Exodus||When African-Americans priced out of Bay Area cities like San Francisco, Fremont and Oakland move to suburban Antioch looking for better schools, more affordable homes and safer streets, they find a mixed blessing. When church is a refuge,||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. American Suburb: Friday Night Lights||Najee Harris is the country’s No. 1 high school football recruit. Principal Louie Rocha and the Antioch High School football team haven’t had it this good since 1978. It was a nearly all-white team then. It’s not that way anymore.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. American Suburb: The Tipping Point||A police chief in Antioch leads a team to investigate citizen complaints. But some say the complaints mostly target newer black residents. Across town, a lawyer is determined to bring down the Antioch Police Department,||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0. Welcome to American Suburb||Welcome to American Suburb, the first season of KQED’s new podcast, Q’ed up. Gentrification is changing cities across America, forcing people from neighborhoods they have long called home. Call them the displaced.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
There is so much to love about this. The stories are engaging and thoughtful and treat their subjects with the deepest respect while showing us what happens when market forces act on communities.
Glad to hear stories like Antioch getting covered
About time that someone covered the changes in the deeper East Bay as a result of gentrification in SF and Oakland.
Some of the best podcast content I've ever heard! I live in the east bay but would've never known about what's happening in Antioch if it wasn't for this podcast. Super engaging and entertaining but also sheds light on super important topics that are changing life as we know it here in the Bay Area. Well done!
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- Language: English
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