AASK Adopt A Special Kid, or AASK, is a nationally-recognized nonprofit adoption organization with roots in Oakland. They provide families and their children with workshops, classes, support groups and specialized care during all stages of the adoption process. AASK encourages all people to adopt regardless of race, sexual orientation, or ...
The first native oyster garden in the San Francisco Bay is being built in Richmond and the public is invited to get involved! The Watershed Project stops by to tell us how the community can help preserve oyster populations while nurturing fish and cleaning up the Bay's water quality. Then, we talk to an organization that helps chemotherapy patients by redesigning their hospital and treatment rooms into refreshing, beautiful and uplifting places of comfort. And finally, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency updates us on the new plans aimed to enhance bicycle safety and convenience while encourage brand new riders to start pedaling!
We're dedicating this weekend's BAP to all the positive happenings in our city of Oakland! The Paramount Theater is a staple in Downtown and the Art Deco Society recently held their Preservation Ball in the historic building. Also in Downtown and around the city's limits are independent business owners. The Oakland Indie Awards were created to recognize the success of these entrepreneurs who make our city economically diverse and economically thrive. And, if you're shopping in Oakland, then you might've noticed the big green bus driving on Broadway. Known as the "Free B" this shuttle is a no-cost public transportation shuttle to make living, working, and playing in Oakland easier and safer. And finally, it's creating buzz all over the internet and it's finally here in Oakland. The Great Wall of Oakland is holding it's first-ever Internet Cat Video Festival! We learn the festival details this week on BAP.
Arthritis is not just a disease affecting adults. Children can be diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis, too. We learn about this young population of arthritis sufferers and an upcoming event to help bring awareness. Next, we talk about another "grown-up" topic that affects kids, too... Divorce. Children of separating parents often overlook the stress and emotional toll of the children as their family is being reorganized. We speak with a local program that puts kids first in their divorce education programs. Then, Bay Area Food Truck foodies are put to the test in the first annual Beta Tasting in Silicon Valley. Find out what it is, when it is and how you can help decide the next popular food truck menu item.
Youth Radio is under new leadership and we speak with the renowned non-profit's new executive director and the opportunities available for local youth. Then, we learn about a national effort of 100 cities across the country to educate and create change against child abuse. Lastly, we're joined by "King Knish" to learn about the Jewish snack and his take on the traditional food.
It's a zoo this week on Bay Area People! The San Diego Zoo joins us and they brought along some friends from the Australian Outback! Among the many animals, we meet a mother kangaroo and her 9-month old joey! But first, we get a sneak peak at a beautiful home tour in the Oakland and Piedmont areas, all to benefit at-risk youth in the East Bay.
This week, all our guests echo the saying that one person can make a difference. Rubicon Bakery is a baking company that employs those in need. Many of the employees made positive changes in their life to become independent, hard-working individuals to put themselves on the right track. Then, we speak to the author of a new coffee table book. It features stories of grandmothers who've created social change because they wanted a better future for their grandchildren. And finally, Earth Day is around the corner and California state parks need your help! Learn how and when.
It's all about community development this week! We learn about an Oakland non-profit that aims to plant trees in the inner-city. Then, we speak with the Oakland Community Organization, a group that dares to walk through the most dangerous parts of the city in an effort to end the violence. Finally, we speak with the East Bay Mentoring Partnership to get updated on programs and mentorships available for youth.
Sleep, Memory and Age UC Berkeley neuroscientists have found a connection between poor sleep, memory loss and aging. They conducted a study that slow brain waves generated during the deep sleep plays a role and how much we are able to store in memory. Their discovery opens doors to boosting ...
We kick off the new year with a show all about saving the California Condor. The Ventana Wildlife Society has teamed up with the Oakland Zoo to help breed and care for injured Condors right here in the Bay Area. Then, we're joined by a UC Santa Cruz Fellow who's recently published report offers solutions to the decline of the Condor due to lead poisoning from lead based bullets.
We learn about a new museum exhibit in San Mateo that is 50 years in the making. Then, a new San Francisco non-profit gives advice and guidance about human rights through their extensive online guide and advocacy. Then, Attic Restaurant from San Mateo stops by and gives us a delicious cooking lesson for their famous garlic noodles!
We learn about the power of social media about the search for a 77-year-old Redwood City woman who gotten lost during a morning walk. What can you do as a resident and how can social media alerts save a life? The Redwood City Police Department and a company called Nixle are here to explain. Then, it's become a tradition in the Bay Area... Global Winter Wonderland. This year, the light show is inside Great America theme park and we learn about what's new for 2012. Finally, another holiday tradition returns... ARF's Holiday Pet Food Drive. While food shelters provide meals for Bay Area residents, pets are often forgotten. We learn where you can donate.
This week we learn about a group that encourages young women to pursue a career in politics. Then, we take a look at Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly known as SAD, a seasonal depression occurring during the fall and winter months. Finally, we discuss the impact of the men and women who take care of us as professional nurses. Their touching stories and biographies are documented in a new book.
Learn about a local organization that helps at-risk teens turn their lives around. Then, the holiday season is upon us and the annual SF SPCA Macy's windows displays are back full of new pets to adopt. And finally, we learn about an organization that grants weddings to those suffering from life-altering illness.
Learn about a non-profit organization that helps women fight poverty and preventable diseases in Third World countries. Then, we take a look at the Latino celebration of Dia de los Muertos with traditional and modern-day celebrations. Then, it's pumpkin season and Chef Dory Ford stops by to show us a few delicious pumpkin recipes.
This week's show is all about local groups helping our community thrive. We meet a non-profit that mentors and recognizes women in business. Then, we learn about a youth non-profit that aims to increase access to fresh produce in West Oakland. Then, we speak with a little known behind-the-scenes organization doing big things to support Oakland's Police Department.
Komen Race for the Cure The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raises money for breast cancer research but this year they experienced a significantly lower turnout for the San Francisco race, due to the continuing controversy over the foundation’s national office’s attempt to cut funding to Planned ...
Chefs Jessie Llapitan of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and Josiah Slone of Sent Sovi in Saratoga stop by to talk about the culinary tasting events they are leading in support of March of Dimes. Then, the Bay Area People set get infested with bugs! Local habitat conservatory non-profit Save Nature.org stops by to show us some amazing insects from their interactive program Insect Discovery Lab. Finally, learn how to keep you gardens safe from the dry heat by planting fire-slowing plants and cleaning up brush.
We continue our discussion on kidney transplants by speaking with the donors and recipients of a 4-way kidney swap at California Pacific Medical Center. The matches were made possible through a computer program by a software developer and fellow CPMC kidney transplant recipient.
Find out about a software program that helps patients in search of a kidney transplant find potential donor matches. Then, the new Affordable Care Act forbids insurance companies from denying healthcare coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions. Learn how someone under these circumstances can keep health expenses covered in the interim before this law goes into effect. Then, it's Hayward meets Hollywood as we chat with the local artist responsible for the grand murals on the Century Theater in Hayward.