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Rightnowish

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Rightnowish digs into life in the Bay Area right now… ish. Journalist Pendarvis Harshaw takes us to galleries painted on the sides of liquor stores in West Oakland. We'll dance in warehouses in the Bayview, make smoothies with kids in South Berkeley, and listen to classical music in a 1984 Cutlass Supreme in Richmond. Every week, Pen talks to movers and shakers about how the Bay Area shapes what they create, and how they shape the place we call home.

Latest Episodes

Community Service & Star Power with Jamal Trulove

For the past three months, San Francisco's Jamal Trulovehas been working with UCSF’s Science Policy Group in order to get masks, hand sanitizer and information to groups that have been most impacted by COVID-19. You might've heard a little bit about Trulove's story. He's an actor, who played the role of Kofi in the 2019 film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco. He's a rapper, under the stage name 10MilliMilli, he's dropped a handful of songs, and is working on more. And last year he was awarded a multi-million dollar settlement in a case with the SFPD, after being framed and falsely imprisoned for a 2007 murder; a case that led to him serving over six years behind bars. Since then, he's been vocal about that case and the prison system.

13 MIN4 d ago
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Community Service & Star Power with Jamal Trulove

COVID Can't Stop Comedy in the Bay

EChris Riggins has performed on stages across the Bay Area and beyond. And as his career was in mid-stride -- COVID-19 hit. Now Riggins is adjusting to a world where comedy performances, like many forms of art, are happening online.

16 MIN1 w ago
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COVID Can't Stop Comedy in the Bay

Catching Babies with a Go-To Doula for Black Parents

Sumayyah Monét Franklinis a birth rights activist, doula and owner ofSumi’s Touch. She gives advice to potential parents on conception, coaches new parents through postpartum and is with parents during the birthing process-- she's attended over 500 births and counting. As of late, caution around potentially being exposed to COVID-19 has made many people wary about even going to traditional healthcare facilities. Guidelines on how many people can be present for the birthing process have become strict, making more parents hesitant to go to a hospital. This might explain why Sumayyah says she's seeing an uptick in her business-- and she expects that trend to continue.

13 MIN2 w ago
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Catching Babies with a Go-To Doula for Black Parents

‘Angel Parents’ Karega and Felicia Bailey on Grief and Love

When Felicia Gangloff-Bailey and Karega Bailey's newborn daughter, Kamaiu, passed last year, the couple says they became "angel parents." It's a term that exemplifies their seemingly ever-present optimism and uplifting approach to dealing with grief. This mindset is something the duo brings to their professional life as well, working as educators and restorative justice practitioners. They're also musicians, making up half of the band,Sol Development,along with Brittany Tanner and Lauren Adams. Recently, the couple has worked to publish a book full of affirmations that can be used as a toolkit, of sorts, to give guidance to other people who are dealing with grief. The book is callSol Affirmations. This week on Rightnowish, we're discussing the importance of understanding grief and how uplifting words help process the highs and lows that life can throw at you.

19 MIN3 w ago
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‘Angel Parents’ Karega and Felicia Bailey on Grief and Love

Illustrating a Stutter with Umber Magazine

EMikeNicholls is the founder ofUmber magazine, a publication dedicated to telling the stories of Black and Brown artists from the Bay Area. It's so invested in those narratives, the pages are brown and the ink is black. For the magazine's third issue, which was released last summer, the theme was Sound. Nicholls, who grew up with an intense stutter, says he's always found it easier to express himself through the written word—hence his passion for the visual arts. But he's always been interested in digging into sound, especially as a method for overcoming stuttering.

12 MINMAY 1
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Illustrating a Stutter with Umber Magazine

The Sweet Release of Writing a Battle Rap

EOakland MC Passwurdz 510 is a professional battle rapper. That means he gets paid to go on stage and publicly humiliate his opponents. It's an art form that dates back to the early days of Hip Hop and has been depicted in movies like 8 Mile. On top of being a competition of lyrical prowess, these battles provide comedic relief for audiences - and a cathartic release for artists, as well. Passwurdz, aka Pass, is also part of the duo ANML PLNT (along with Jordan Jennings, aka Apes), which released an album earlier this year, called "The Box." Now that people are dealing with the emotions of daily uncertainty, I figured it'd be a good time to get some tips from a professional about how to use battle raps to constructively release some pent up emotions.

14 MINAPR 24
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The Sweet Release of Writing a Battle Rap

How Theater Prepared This Artist for the Funeral Home

EParis Warr's dream job has always been to work in a mortuary. Now she's worried about how Covid-19 will impact her industry.

14 MINAPR 17
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How Theater Prepared This Artist for the Funeral Home

KMEL’s DC Keeps the Beat Going During Rona

ERadio host DC is working non-stop during shelter-in-place, and he has a pretty good idea of how others in the entertainment industry are dealing with everything that is (and isn't) happening in the Bay Area.

14 MINAPR 10
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KMEL’s DC Keeps the Beat Going During Rona

From East Oakland, Music for the Soul

She's been all over the world—but back home in Oakland, Pendarvis Harshaw catches up with the R&B and jazz musician.

11 MINAPR 3
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From East Oakland, Music for the Soul

Truth Be Told on ‘Rona and Racism

Our friends over at the podcast Truth Be Told just dropped their second season and we want to share their recent episode about COVID-19, called 'Rona and Racism: A Survival Guide.

30 MINAPR 3
Comments
Truth Be Told on ‘Rona and Racism

Latest Episodes

Community Service & Star Power with Jamal Trulove

For the past three months, San Francisco's Jamal Trulovehas been working with UCSF’s Science Policy Group in order to get masks, hand sanitizer and information to groups that have been most impacted by COVID-19. You might've heard a little bit about Trulove's story. He's an actor, who played the role of Kofi in the 2019 film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco. He's a rapper, under the stage name 10MilliMilli, he's dropped a handful of songs, and is working on more. And last year he was awarded a multi-million dollar settlement in a case with the SFPD, after being framed and falsely imprisoned for a 2007 murder; a case that led to him serving over six years behind bars. Since then, he's been vocal about that case and the prison system.

13 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Community Service & Star Power with Jamal Trulove

COVID Can't Stop Comedy in the Bay

EChris Riggins has performed on stages across the Bay Area and beyond. And as his career was in mid-stride -- COVID-19 hit. Now Riggins is adjusting to a world where comedy performances, like many forms of art, are happening online.

16 MIN1 w ago
Comments
COVID Can't Stop Comedy in the Bay

Catching Babies with a Go-To Doula for Black Parents

Sumayyah Monét Franklinis a birth rights activist, doula and owner ofSumi’s Touch. She gives advice to potential parents on conception, coaches new parents through postpartum and is with parents during the birthing process-- she's attended over 500 births and counting. As of late, caution around potentially being exposed to COVID-19 has made many people wary about even going to traditional healthcare facilities. Guidelines on how many people can be present for the birthing process have become strict, making more parents hesitant to go to a hospital. This might explain why Sumayyah says she's seeing an uptick in her business-- and she expects that trend to continue.

13 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Catching Babies with a Go-To Doula for Black Parents

‘Angel Parents’ Karega and Felicia Bailey on Grief and Love

When Felicia Gangloff-Bailey and Karega Bailey's newborn daughter, Kamaiu, passed last year, the couple says they became "angel parents." It's a term that exemplifies their seemingly ever-present optimism and uplifting approach to dealing with grief. This mindset is something the duo brings to their professional life as well, working as educators and restorative justice practitioners. They're also musicians, making up half of the band,Sol Development,along with Brittany Tanner and Lauren Adams. Recently, the couple has worked to publish a book full of affirmations that can be used as a toolkit, of sorts, to give guidance to other people who are dealing with grief. The book is callSol Affirmations. This week on Rightnowish, we're discussing the importance of understanding grief and how uplifting words help process the highs and lows that life can throw at you.

19 MIN3 w ago
Comments
‘Angel Parents’ Karega and Felicia Bailey on Grief and Love

Illustrating a Stutter with Umber Magazine

EMikeNicholls is the founder ofUmber magazine, a publication dedicated to telling the stories of Black and Brown artists from the Bay Area. It's so invested in those narratives, the pages are brown and the ink is black. For the magazine's third issue, which was released last summer, the theme was Sound. Nicholls, who grew up with an intense stutter, says he's always found it easier to express himself through the written word—hence his passion for the visual arts. But he's always been interested in digging into sound, especially as a method for overcoming stuttering.

12 MINMAY 1
Comments
Illustrating a Stutter with Umber Magazine

The Sweet Release of Writing a Battle Rap

EOakland MC Passwurdz 510 is a professional battle rapper. That means he gets paid to go on stage and publicly humiliate his opponents. It's an art form that dates back to the early days of Hip Hop and has been depicted in movies like 8 Mile. On top of being a competition of lyrical prowess, these battles provide comedic relief for audiences - and a cathartic release for artists, as well. Passwurdz, aka Pass, is also part of the duo ANML PLNT (along with Jordan Jennings, aka Apes), which released an album earlier this year, called "The Box." Now that people are dealing with the emotions of daily uncertainty, I figured it'd be a good time to get some tips from a professional about how to use battle raps to constructively release some pent up emotions.

14 MINAPR 24
Comments
The Sweet Release of Writing a Battle Rap

How Theater Prepared This Artist for the Funeral Home

EParis Warr's dream job has always been to work in a mortuary. Now she's worried about how Covid-19 will impact her industry.

14 MINAPR 17
Comments
How Theater Prepared This Artist for the Funeral Home

KMEL’s DC Keeps the Beat Going During Rona

ERadio host DC is working non-stop during shelter-in-place, and he has a pretty good idea of how others in the entertainment industry are dealing with everything that is (and isn't) happening in the Bay Area.

14 MINAPR 10
Comments
KMEL’s DC Keeps the Beat Going During Rona

From East Oakland, Music for the Soul

She's been all over the world—but back home in Oakland, Pendarvis Harshaw catches up with the R&B and jazz musician.

11 MINAPR 3
Comments
From East Oakland, Music for the Soul

Truth Be Told on ‘Rona and Racism

Our friends over at the podcast Truth Be Told just dropped their second season and we want to share their recent episode about COVID-19, called 'Rona and Racism: A Survival Guide.

30 MINAPR 3
Comments
Truth Be Told on ‘Rona and Racism
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