Getting Off Auto-Pilot and Into the World


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Berkeley Block: Tales from Down the Road

Our lives are stuffed with routines. From the time we rise up, to what we eat for breakfast, to the modes of transportation we take from place to position. Whether or not we’re strolling, driving or biking, all of us have streets we’re intimately accustomed to as a result of they get us from level A to level B. However do we actually know the tales behind the buildings we move and the individuals who stay or work in them? That’s the query reporter Noah Baustin thought-about as he rode the 72 bus line down San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. At some point, he determined to get off the bus, microphone in-hand, and create a sound collage of the small companies and distinctive tales behind them.

A Bridge to A New Type of Again-To-Faculty Expertise 

When 10-year-old Hemer Santiago Godinez walks the eight blocks to her new center college in East Oakland, she likes to sing church songs. The music relaxes her. This 12 months, beginning sixth grade at a brand new college introduced up acquainted fears for Hemer. When she first arrived within the U.S. from Guatemala along with her dad, she was in first grade and terrified of faculty. However Hemer’s expertise throughout these first years modified her and the way she noticed herself on this planet. This 12 months, college students and oldsters throughout California are hoping for a extra regular college 12 months. However the pandemic introduced will increase in despair, suicide ideation and anxiousness for younger individuals, and lots of college students are nonetheless struggling. Happily California is investing billions of latest {dollars} in an effort to handle these psychological well being wants. KQED’s Julia McEvoy adopted the cash to at least one college in Oakland and he or she brings us the story of how that cash was used to assist youngsters like Hemer.


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