Tag Archives: ListenLocal

Gentrification Talk at Esta Noche and Dear Mom

  In this edition of our Listen Local podcast, Andra Cernavskis and Rigoberto Hernandez talk about why people are so sad to see the only Latino gay bar in the city — Esta Noche — close; and what the crowd is like at Dear Mom, a bar at the other end of 16th Street, towards Potrero Hill.

Listen Local Cast: Inaugural BFF Edition

Mission Local has a long tradition of sharing news and commentary via audio (see archive of our audio series Listen Local in sidebar). But now, we’re pleased to be partnering with the good people at BFF.fm to bring you a new iteration of Listen Local: a biweekly news talk show. Every other week we’ll discuss a topic or two of particular interest to...

Listen Local: Private Parks, Passed Progressives

In this week’s show, recorded on Thursday, October 16, we discuss that whole soccer field fracas. We ask: is it a potent symbol of gentrification or small potatoes? Also, this week the city lost two venerable progressive voices: San Francisco Tenants Union director Ted Gullicksen and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. We discuss the legacy these institutions leave behind and the impact their loss...

Listen Local: Giants Madness Recap and Why People Don’t Vote

Our staff had a long night Wednesday, zipping around the neighborhood to catch everything from dancing and drumming in the streets to various objects being lit on fire. Thursday morning we were back to talk about how things went from all-in-good-fun partying to what could be called a riot. Listen in for Mission Local’s take of the night’s developments and why...

Listen Local: Crime and Bars

This week on Listen Local, we talked about crime we’ve been reporting on — which has varied from shootings that had a local resident dodging bullets in his living room to neighbors’ memories of an alleged online drug-slinger. Listen in for some thoughts on how and why we do crime reporting and how people react to different types of coverage....

Listen Local: Murder Case, Media in Crisis

In this week’s episode of Listen Local, we discuss an ongoing homicide case and ongoing media meltdown. New evidence has surfaced in the investigation into the early September murder of 14-year-old Rashawn Williams. Focus has shifted from the original suspect, another 14-year-old, to his companion, whose age has not been released. But there’s also the question of charging minors as...

Listen Local: Google’s PR Problem, 2015 Predictions

Today’s discussion takes off with the memory of the latest Google bus protest, which turned into a bizarre parade led by a fleeing Google lawyer pursued by the tenants he is evicting from his house. Google’s name has been getting a lot of attention, and its response has largely been to stay out of it. Does the company care about...

Listen Local: Fire at Our Door

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. In this week’s episode, we discuss the topic that’s completely occupied our minds, and our coverage, for the past few days: the four-alarm fire that tore through the large building at 22nd and Mission. The fire...

Listen Local: Borderlands, Burning Questions

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. In this week’s episode, we bring on special guest Alan Beatts, the owner of Borderlands Books, to discuss a controversial stance he took upon announcing that his bookstore would close: Beatts blamed the voter approved...

Listen Local: Innovators: Chuck Pletcher

Chuck Pletcher is an engineer at Assembly, a Mission based tech startup. He’s also the founder of Mission Hacks, a new event that he hopes will rally the city’s tech community to help neighborhood nonprofits. Pletcher says his time living in the neighborhood spurred him to action. “Living in the heart of the Mission, you can’t help but help numerous...

Listen Local: Inside the Planning Commission

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. First on the agenda this week’s episode is an excerpt from a conversation recorded earlier with Planning Commissioner Dennis Richards, who invited us to his home to talk about what the Planning Commission can and can’t do,...

Listen Local: Trash Talk and Noodle Bust

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly podcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. In this week’s episode we discuss Dolores Park and its various follies. We ask the essential Mission District question: how can we keep that darn park clean? Also, who’s getting the park messed up in the first place...

Listen Local: Sustaining Affordable Housing

On last week’s Listen Local live on BFF.fm, we were joined by Mission Housing Development Corporation’s Executive Director Sam Moss to talk about the biggest challenges facing affordable housing developers, threats to the city’s affordable housing stock, and rent control. Listen to this episode below or check out older programs on our BFF archives.

Revolutionary Voices Preserved in SF Mission’s Freedom Archives

Did you know that there is a little piece of history stored away in a few rooms on Valencia Street? Well, it’s not a little piece actually. It’s hundreds of little pieces. Clips of recordings of freedom fighters, thinkers, and political movers and shakers are collected in the Freedom Archives, two rooms hidden away inside a building near 16th and...