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Tales of Two Cities Podcast: Repurposing

on December 3, 2018

In the latest episode of “Tales of Two Cities,” we’ll hear from people about how they’ve repurposed buildings, steel, names, and shared rides — and why other things like school meals and the cannabis industry should or shouldn’t be repurposed.

Reporter Sarah Trent takes us inside a former cannery in East Oakland to learn how it’s being used as a work space. Alyson Stamos and Meg Shutzer visit one Oakland artist who’s making his latest piece from steel that was once a part of the old Bay Bridge. James Tensuan speaks to a UC Berkeley student who has repurposed his name in the U.S. Wyatt Kroopf speaks to a Castlemont High School student about why replacing the school’s supper program with a snack program just doesn’t cut it. Ali DeFazio takes a ride with Lyft rapper Ashel Seasunz. Finally, hosts Ashley Omoma and Nina Sparling interview Kaine Cherry, a policy fellow at the Hood Incubator, about repurposing the cannabis industry to better serve people of color in the Bay Area.  

Produced by Amy Mostafa. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Tales of Two Cities: Repurposing

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