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The Crucible and the art of motorcycle maintenance

on December 19, 2010

The Crucible, Oakland’s non-profit arts education center began in a small Berkeley warehouse in January 1999. At that time, seven of its eleven classes were taught by one man to a couple hundred students. Today, the Crucible has nearly 8,000 staff and students, and among the bike and welding classes, some of them are learning the fine old art of motorcycle maintenance. Reporter Mary Flynn brings you this report for Oakland North radio.

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