Andrew Stelzer: Radio & Print Journalist
For Chronic Alcoholics, ‘Wet Houses’ Offer a Home
For Chronic Alcoholics, ‘Wet Houses’ Offer a Home: "Shelters have kind of been the same way they are for over 100 years." LISTEN
Librarians on the Line: Evaluating Children’s Books About Police: In a post Black Lives Matter world, children's literature hasn't necessarily kept up with the times. LISTEN
Could Free Eviction Attorneys Help Stem San Francisco’s Housing Crisis?: Proposition F is a milestone in the growing "Right to Counsel" movement LISTEN
Athletes chase competitive advantage by cutting weight: Losing 15-20 pounds in 48 hours is par for the course. LISTEN
How does Burning Man leave the desert squeaky clean?: “Burning Man has become a master in how to clean up a site after a large event like this.” LISTEN
Is this crime-fighting technique invading your privacy?: ShotSpotter straddles the fine line technology walks between public good and privacy bad. LISTEN
My Dad Hasn’t Had Anything to Eat or Drink in 2 years: How a seemingly horrible medical situation can lead to a new lease on life. LISTEN
Teaching medicine with fake cadavers that bleed, blink and breathe: Synthetic Cadavers and 3D Printed Kidneys could signal the future of medicine. LISTEN
Oakland Bio-Hackers Try to Make their Own Insulin: A ragtag group of non-scientists is trying to break up the big pharma monopoly on insulin. LISTEN
Legendary Squatter Takes Possession of His Home: Can the narrow legal strategy of squatting to take posession of a home help stem gentrification? LISTEN
Will the Berkeley Flea Market Survive a Changing Neighborhood?: Will gentrification squeeze out this historically African-American gathering place? LISTEN
To find the good stuff at Goodwill, go online: The king of Thriftshops is remaking its image, and wants customers to bid for items on ebay. LISTEN
Efforts to deploy drones for humanitarian purposes are hampered by public fears: Bureaucracy is keeping aid from reaching war-torn Syrians towns LISTEN
Rock Paper Scissors Is Priced Out: End of an Era for Oakland Art Scene: A seminal art gallery is the latest victim of Oakland's "coolness" -- success that it helped create. LISTEN
Commuter Cops: Should police have to live in the city where they work? LISTEN
Porchfest!–Musicians Take over the Streets of Napa: A year after a significant earthquake, the best of Napa was on display in their version of what's become a national phenomenon: LISTEN
California Cities Debate Militarization of Local Police Departments: Does a community with fewer than 100,000 people need tanks and grenade launchers? LISTEN
Battle Over a Sliver of Land in Changing Oakland Neighborhood: A Porta-Potty encapsulates the pressures of gentrification. LISTEN
African Immigrants Suffer Fallout of Ebola Epidemic: African immigrant-owned businesses face Ebola stigma across the bay area. LISTEN
Turfin: Women Dance Their Way Into a Male-Dominated Scene: Female street dancers getting some shine in a male dominated scene. LISTEN
Skateboarders Try to Legalize Skatepark: Can a renegade skatepark go legit? LISTEN
The People vs. Syngenta: Jackson County, OR bans GMO crops: A rural Oregon county takes on big Ag. LISTEN
Low Power Radio Stations Vie for FCC Licenses: Small communities across the country have a historic opportunity to create their own community radio station. LISTEN
4th Graders Want Deported Classmate Back in USA: Jefferson elementary students want to "Bring Rodrigo Home!" LISTEN
Immigration Reform Would Look Different for Africans And Afro-Caribbeans: Asylum, refugees, TPS...the issues are different than for many other immigrants. LISTEN
WIll Richmond Become The First City to Tax Soda?: The soda industry is spending more than $2 million to try and defeat measure N. LISTEN
Small-Town Resistance to Migrant housing: What happens if farm workers are made to feel unwelcome in Northern Michigan? LISTEN
Can a 1-day Ceasefire Bring Peace to Oakland?: East Oakland Organizers Plan A Day Without Violence LISTEN
Protesters target Wells Fargo shareholder meeting in San Francisco: Can shareholder activism alter the financial giant's policies? LISTEN
May Day Protests Bring Together Immigrants and Occupy: Can Occupy work together with labor and immigrants rights activists to build a broader movement? LISTEN
‘Popuphood’ aims to bring new business to Old Oakland: Taking the pop-up concept to the next level LISTEN
The Anonymous Artist: A true story about the fickle word of art world fame. LISTEN
Movement to End Mexico’s Drug War — 1 Year in, Any Progress?: A year after the killing of Juan Francisco Sicilia, senseless death continues in Mexico. LISTEN
Ecstatic Dance Builds a Following: Some are calling it 'the new yoga'. LISTEN
Immigrants Fleeing to Florida in Wake of Alabama Immigration Law: Immigrant families fleeing Alabama are finding overwhelmed social services in Florida. LISTEN
Police Crack Down on Occupy Oakland for 2nd Time in Street Clash: Police use tear gas on demonstrations against a raid on Occupy Oakland. LISTEN
Al-Jazeera English Shunned by Cable TV: A visit to Burlington Vermont, the first city to carry the controversial station. LISTEN
Press Freedom on the Front Lines: Reporters in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Honduras, and the Gaza Strip talk about the difficulties and dangers they face in order to do their jobs. LISTEN
Farmworkers Win Fight For Pay Raise From Burger King: A series of print and radio stories about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers READ
San Franciscans Debate Making Sitting on Sidewalk Illegal: Proposition L was accused of targeting the homeless and the poor. LISTEN
What Housing Crisis? Foreclosure Auctions are Big Business.: A visit to the surreal world of foreclosure acutions. LISTEN
Civil Rights Legend James Lawson: An interview with the Rev. James Lawson, one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s co-strategists during the civil rights movement. LISTEN
California’s Prop 19-The end of the War on Marijuana?: How the failed legalization measure could signal changes for America's long-standing policy on marijuana prohibition. LISTEN
Breaking Through the Blue Wall of Silence: A look at the ongoing battle between the people and the police – and the debate over who gets to decide when an officer has done something wrong. LISTEN
La Tanda-A Grassroots Savings Scheme: Immigrant communities bring a new way to save money to the US. LISTEN
A Unicycle Basketball Rivalry: Puerto Rico and Berkeley California square off in the North American championships. LISTEN
A Conversation With Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey: Interview with Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey on Gift Economies LISTEN
Citizen Air Quality Monitoring in San Francisco: Art meets science in this neighborhood experiment, where San Franciscans set out to find out whats in the air they breathe. LISTEN
Cleaning up Egypt’s White Desert: A week-long trip picking up trash in the magical landscape of the Eastern Sahara. LISTEN
Saving Cypress Forests from Becoming Garden Mulch: Hurricane damage on the Gulf Coast stems in part due to the unscrupulous clearing of precious swampland. LISTEN
Burning Man’s Gift Economy: There's no money exchanged at Burning Man. Find out how it works. LISTEN
State of Fear: Arizona’s Immigrant Crackdown: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio turns the Phoenix, AZ area into ground zero in the battle over immigration. LISTEN