Rightnowish

By KQED

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.

  1. 1.
    Poet Alan Chazaro, the Piñata Theorist
    12:52
  2. 2.
    These Artists Amplify 415 Day's Message of Resistance, Resilience and Restitution
    15:17
  3. 3.
    Comedian Jackie Keliiaa on Keeping Tahoe Washoe
    14:29
  4. 4.
    Cheryl Dunye on Inventing a Film Genre
    14:16
  5. 5.
    Sci Fi and Time Travel with Theo Hollingsworth
    12:08
  6. 6.
    Jon and Alba on the 'Heartbeat' of Film
    13:15
  7. 7.
    Maya Cueva's Films on Reproductive Rights and Immigration
    15:53
  8. 8.
    Tongo Eisen-Martin on a Poet's Role in a Protest
    6:40
  1. 9.
    How Hip-Hop Led To Studying the Bay Area’s AIDS Epidemic
    11:35
  2. 10.
    Rapper Champ Green Isn’t Stingy with the Rhythm or the Wisdom
    11:40
  3. 11.
    Jada Imani on Vibing with Hawaiian Frogs and Riffing Off Mac Dre
    14:12
  4. 12.
    Soul Work and That ‘Bay Area Bounce’ with Artist YMTK
    11:40
  5. 13.
    Nappy Nina on Becoming the Rap Bill Nye and Missing Oakland
    14:50
  6. 14.
    Dale and Sunny: An East Oaklander and His Horse
    11:39
  7. 15.
    Breena Nuñez on Zines and Feeling Seen as an Afro-Latinx Comic Artist
    13:38
  8. 16.
    The Road to Reparations Through Black Genealogy
    10:34
  9. 17.
    The Parallel Lives of One Community Organizer and the First Openly Gay Black MLB Player
    11:48
  10. 18.
    Family, Eritrea, and Berkeley at the Heart of “Everything”
    12:44
  11. 19.
    Essential Work: Designing the End to Mass Incarceration
    11:20
  12. 20.
    Election Anxiety? Laughter Gets Us Through with Luna Malbroux
    14:53
  13. 21.
    Hunger Strikes, Prayer Dances and Protests: A Photographer in Community
    13:03
  14. 22.
    These Community Aunties Want Legendary Black Creative Spaces
    14:41
  15. 23.
    Cat Brooks on Refunding the Community
    17:18
  16. 24.
    Yanni Will Eat You Up and Make You Love Yourself
    11:51
  17. 25.
    The Townfolk Project, Documenting Oakland’s Community
    10:37
  18. 26.
    The Abolitionist Fighting Sex Trafficking with Words and Altars
    14:37
  19. 27.
    The East Bay Poet Bringing Cheesecake to Your Door
    13:34
  20. 28.
    The Queen of Vinyl and the Ears of Rightnowish
    14:20
  21. 29.
    Sometimes, It Takes Time
    10:17
  22. 30.
    Quarterback Josh Johnson Explains There’s More to the Game
    9:31
  23. 31.
    How This National Policy Leader Got Politicized in Oakland
    11:10
  24. 32.
    Sowing Seeds of Social Justice in Fruitvale
    10:58
  25. 33.
    Keeping Yourself and Your Culture Healthy During COVID
    8:48
  26. 34.
    'Paint Us in a Beautiful Light': Photographing Black Joy
    9:59
  27. 35.
    Futbolista Turned Marijuana Medicine Maker
    8:57
  28. 36.
    From West Africa to the West Coast: One SF Griot's Dance of Resistance
    8:45
  29. 37.
    Rocking the Mic and Running the Lake
    7:41
  30. 38.
    Mentoring Oakland’s Youth and Keeping an Eye on OPD
    9:58
  31. 39.
    The Fairy Glow Mother from East Palo Alto
    11:50
  32. 40.
    Getting Out of the Way for Your Creative Child
    10:04
  33. 41.
    Pulling Poetry Out of People
    13:36
  34. 42.
    Poet Porche Kelly Performs "Jokes"
    4:01
  35. 43.
    It’s Not Business as Usual
    5:21
  36. 44.
    Community Service & Star Power with Jamal Trulove
    10:13
  37. 45.
    COVID Can't Stop Comedy in the Bay
    13:20
  38. 46.
    Catching Babies with a Go-To Doula for Black Parents
    10:50
  39. 47.
    ‘Angel Parents’ Karega and Felicia Bailey on Grief and Love
    15:55
  40. 48.
    Illustrating a Stutter with Umber Magazine
    9:34
  41. 49.
    The Sweet Release of Writing a Battle Rap
    11:21
  42. 50.
    How Theater Prepared This Artist for the Funeral Home
    13:54

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