Bay Area People is going to the dogs this week! The holiday season is upon us and we're talking to organization who are helping people and animals in need. We learn about an organization that rescues and adopts out former racing greyhounds who are too old or injured to race. Then we learn about a group that helps teenage girls feel special through accessories. And finally, Tony La Russa's ARF's Holiday Pet Food Drive is back. They're collecting and distributing pet food to the families in need.
Learn how you can help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine Islands. The Red Cross and Philippine Deputy General Consul shares with us ways we can contribute to the relief fund. Then, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland celebrates 75 years of community outreach and education. And finally, we learn how to make our own tamales!
Controversy over use of Native American characters as team mascots in professional sports has gained momentum. Hear from one group as they discuss why there has to be a change. Then, meet a super foster mom. She has fostered 90 kids to date and her goal is to get them through college. She has started a non-profit to help her kids become independent and lead a life of success. And finally, the parrots of Telegraph Hill are famous for taking over parts of San Francisco. But a serious virus are causing them to be sick and die on the streets. We speak to an organization that is saving them and meet a former Telegraph Hill parrot in studio.
Learn how and where you can turn in your expired or old prescription drugs both safely and legally. Then, ever wonder what happened to the "Bay Bridge Troll" on the old Bay Bridge. Find out where it is for now and how you can see it in person. Then, it's the 70th Anniversary of the USS Hornet, the most decorated aircraft carrier in WWII. You're invited to their gala celebration! Find out the details. on BAP.
Masonry Revealed, African-American Museum and Library at Oakland Everyone has heard of a “freemason” but few know what a mason actually does. In an effort to immortalize the history of Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of California, a historically African-American lodge, they are donating priceless books, records and lodge ...
A new documentary about Highland Hospital chronicles the different characters and stories that pass through the emergency room doors everyday. Filmmaker Peter Nicks shares his experience working on "The Waiting Room." Then, doctors have discovered a new form of epilepsy that affects predominantly females beginning around three years old. We learn what doctors know so far and speak with a mother who's daughter is diagnosed with the disease. And finally, we all love mac and cheese and Oakland restaurant Homeroom stops by to teach us a few recipes from their new book, "The Mac and Cheese Cookbook."
There's new breeds of mosquitoes buzzing around the Bay Area and they bring with the new types of diseases... We learn about what to look out for and how you can help track them. Then, thousands of Bay Area home-bound seniors rely on the non-profit organization Meals on Wheels to provide them with a nutritious meal and a friendly visit. Meals on Wheels invites Bay Area People viewers to help them continue what they do by participating in a bike ride appropriately named "Wheels for Meals." And finally, it's time for the annual LEAP Sandcastle contest on Ocean Beach. All proceeds from the fun event helps support arts programs in schools.
Meet a program started by a pediatrician and nurse practitioner from Highland Hospital to combat childhood obesity. Then, the Slanted Door's Charles Phan stops by to support of an upscale street food event that benefits OneVietnam, non-profit that promotes Vietnamese diaspora. Lastly, the San Francisco Asian Women's Shelter needs your help in maintaining their residence. They asking for help and materials to renovate their home under their new "Adopt-A-Room" program.
Cracked Not Broken Kevin Hines was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at age 17 and at age 19, attempted suicide by jumping over the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of the very few people to have survived the jump. Now 30 years old, Hines shares his struggles and his high ...
Meet a couple of teens who decided to speak up about bullying by writing a song and producing their own music video. Then, some people are finding that old tattoos are limiting their employment opportunities. A non-profit providing low-cost tattoo removal stops by to talk about what they do. Then, if you're in the market to buy your first home but don't know where to start, a Oakland non-profit is here to guide you through the process.
On BAP this weekend, we speak to the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition to discuss a recent nation-wide human trafficking rescue operation that included victims in the Bay Area. But what exactly is human trafficking and how can we, the public, prevent it? Then we speak to a Bay Area recording artist who wrote a book to teacher her daughter and others the importance of social acceptance. And finally, the largest Filipino cultural celebration in the United States takes place the Pistahan Festival in San Francisco. All this, and more, coming up on Bay Area People.
We talk to Oakland non-profit Youth Radio on their building's new mural memorializing Trayvon Martin. Then, a San Francisco-based group is bringing team sports into low-income neighborhoods by providing coaching and equipment to kids. Coaching Corps stops by BAP to talk about their fist event at AT&T Park. Then Meals on Wheels takes a break from their delivery of hot meals to senior citizens to talk about the need for their program in light of budget cuts.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is quickly approaching bringing to mind what people need to know about the early signs of the disease. For many, memory loss and forgetfulness is part of the aging process, but when are these common occurrences telltale signs of the degenerative disease called ...
The Mexican Museum in San Francisco has been documenting and exhibiting the Mexican American experience in the Bay Area for 45 years. Now they have outgrown their current location and will be moving to a new location. The museum stops by to share the vision of their new home. Then, part of a successful marketing campaign is the right digital tools. Whether it's creating an online presence, designing digital advertisements, or social networking, Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center will help. We learn about their various programs. And finally, the California Highway Patrol stops by to give us some tips on how to correctly and safely strap in your child in a car seat.
KTVU's Annual Cox Conserves Heroes Award is open for nominations! The Trust for Public Land stops by to reinforce the importance of our local environmental and conservation heroes. Then, an abandoned Oakland housing project is turned into an art exhibit honoring its past residents... but for a limited time only. And finally, the Alameda County Fair stops by to indulge us in all it's fried food glory.
Known as the "The Eye of Diablo," we learn about the restoration efforts of the historical Beacon and the history behind it. Then, the Oakland Museum debuts a new exhibit that features the rich biodiversity of California. We learn about the new features and installations we can looks forward to seeing. And finally, with many Bay Area kids on summer vacation, what happens to the free lunches that low-income families depend on during the school year? Sunnyvale Community Services talks about their program to help under-served children get the nutrition they need when they can no longer eat at school.
The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) is dedicated to releasing wrongfully convicted inmates. With the help of students at the Santa Clara University School of Law supervised by legal and forensic staff, Maurice Caldwell was released from prison where he was behind bars for 20 years on a wrongfully convicted second-degree murder charge. He shares his story.
There's a new work of art in downtown Oakland that honors the lives lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Sculptor Mario Chiodo's "Remember Them: Champions for Humanity" unveiled the last and final piece of his remarkable bronze statue just last weekend and stops by Bay Area People on the completion of his vision. Then, with summer approaching, we learn about the risks of skin cancer and how we can incorporate preventative measures in our daily activities. Then, with Father's Day around the corner, we offer up some pickling recipes that will sure create some fun in the kitchen.
The Dream Act allows for undocumented students to obtain temporary legal status to attend school or military service. The legislation is due to expire unless it gets renewed. We speak with an immigration attorney and undocumented UC Berkeley grad on his way to continue his studies at Harvard... If he is able to find a job or get private funding to pay for his schooling. Then, we learn about an intense summer program for incoming high school seniors that gives them a hands on learning experience in how government works.
This week on BAP, we talk to an organization that helps low-income first-time home buyers fulfill the ultimate American Dream. They're a great resource for those in the pursuit of home ownership. Then, we're getting the word out on a special weekend in June that aims to adopt out 5,000 pets across five states and four Bay Area counties. Lastly, Oakland has blossomed into a destination spot for many foodies across the Bay Area. We speak with a local walking tour company that offers tasting tours and offers up their recommendations on the tastiest eats in the city.