HERE IS WHERE WE MEET
A long-form documentary radio project celebrating the unique diversity and biodiversity found around Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. HWWM is a sonic celebration that weaves together field recordings and interviews conducted in and around the lake.
The podcast is hosted on joelwanek.com. Each episode is on average 44:31 long.
Here is Where We Meet is a sonic celebration of Lake Merritt, a long-form documentary radio project broadcast the first Wednesday of the month on KGPC 96.9FM in Oakland. Each...Read more
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Our final episode of 2019 is filled with quiet spaces as activity around the Lake drops along with the Fall temperatures. We speak with Oakland resident and affordable housing advocate Rafael Yaquian who was volunteering to clear debris from the Lake. We also chat with members of The Others Bike Club from San Jose who were riding around the Lake on their...Read more
50:00 playtime · Published almost 3 years ago · Permalink
We wander through the big crowds at the annual Dragon Boat races held annually at the Lake, musician and recent Bay Area transplant from Sweden Johan Ericson who was singing and strumming his guitar lakeside one afternoon, and Oaklander and East Bay bicycle advocate Ginger Jui who was sketching a Black-crowned Night Heron one evening.
50:00 playtime · Published about 3 years ago · Permalink
Episode eight brings us the thoughts and ideas from musician and life philosopoher Roy Meegan who was playing his unique dub stylings around Lake Merritt one sunny afternoon, Oakland residents Desire J. Forte and Calvin Joseph Forte who were celebrating their second anniversary with a photo session at the Lake, and local composer and educator James Mahone...Read more
50:06 playtime · Published about 3 years ago · Permalink
In this Episode 7 we hear from Katie Noonan with the Friends of the Rotary Nature Center who works amongst much of the avian life around the Lake. We also stumble upon a group of Naval veterans who were stationed in Alameda on the USS Carl Vinson in the 1980s. They were at the Lake celebrating their 30th reunion. Finally we speak with Kristi Whitfield of...Read more
50:01 playtime · Published about 3 years ago · Permalink
Wildlife photographer Rick Lewis talk to us about coming to Lake Merritt a few times a year to look for hard-to-find birds that stop in Oakland while on their migratory paths. We also hear form longtime Oakland resident Wayne Sherwin who volunteers with the Lake Merritt Institute to regularly clear plastic and other debris from the lake. And, we stumble...Read more
50:05 playtime · Published over 3 years ago · Permalink
Educator and musician Guy DeChalus gives us the title of this episode. We interrupt his marimba practice for a robust conversation about music, Oakland, and lessons the Lake provides. We also talk with juggler Charles Blue, and animator and artist JP Lee. We also give an intimate listen to the bells from Our Lady of Lourdes church which is adjacent to the...Read more
50:03 playtime · Published over 3 years ago · Permalink
We start and end the show this month with sounds from the drum circles that gather every week at the Lake Merritt pergola. We also hear from massage therapist Brian Lindsay who serves the public by setting up his table at Lake Merritt most weekends, groups of loud seagulls fighting for food and attention, Oakland resident Ben Constanza who enjoys...Read more
45:52 playtime · Published over 3 years ago · Permalink
In this episode we stroll around Lake Merritt on a busy, warm Sunday, taking in the variety of sounds: bbqs, salsa dancing, drumming, and endless people strolling around. We also talk to aspiring rapper and producer Mac Che and aikido practitioners Greco and Stephon.
49:55 playtime · Published over 3 years ago · Permalink
It has been a rainy month and that features prominently in this episode. The homeless crisis in Oakland seems to be at an extremely dire level. There have been many encampments stationed in and around the Lake lately. We talk with Casey Cummings and Maurice Boyce, two Oakland residents that are currently living homeless around Lake Merritt. We also hear...Read more
49:00 playtime · Published over 3 years ago · Permalink
HERE IS WHERE WE MEET has 11 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 08:09:44. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on August 7th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on September 29th, 2022 20:07. HERE IS WHERE WE MEET was added to the catalog on 07/08/2022.