Filmmaker Mark Decena travels the world telling stories about people making change and standing up to powerful interests. In this interview, the filmmaker discusses his work. 

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  • Jeff Kan Lee
    January 11, 2022

    Depth of Field: Jeff Kan Lee

    After working for more than 45 years as a photojournalist, Jeff Kan Lee still finds joy in documenting and giving back to the community in his retirement.
  • January 04, 2022

    Connect The Bay: The Crucible

    The Crucible in Oakland offers a shared space of creativity and art education for both professional and aspiring industrial artists. See how The Crucible's Fuego Youth Leadership Program is able to uplift young artists to inspire a creative spark in others.
  • December 17, 2021

    Connect The Bay: SWEA Christmas Fair

    The San Francisco Chapter of the Swedish Women's Educational Association holds a festive Christmas Fair every year, this season in Palo Alto. It is the place to find all things Swedish: from crafts, to decorations, to food and music.
  • December 15, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Sonoma TrainTown Railroad

    A Bay Area treasure since the Sixties, TrainTown brings the art of model railroading to a new level. Passengers on this scaled-down train take a 30-minute journey through tunnels and across bridges to visit a miniature town. All have been carefully designed to delight the senses and spark the…
  • December 15, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Parangal Dance Company

    With a name that means "Tribute," Parangal Dance Company’s mission is to honor Philippine heritage by preserving and promoting ethnic attire, music, and dance through research, workshops, and performances.
  • November 16, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Sculptor Alicia N. Ponzio

    Stepping into Alicia N. Ponzio's North Beach, San Francisco studio is a little like time traveling to a renaissance European workshop. With daylight streaming in through high windows, paintings on easels are punctuated everywhere by sculptures, both finished and in progress.
  • Nov 02, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Gospel Singers

    James Morgan, Dwayne Morgan and Walter Morgan Jr. are The Sons of the Soul Revivers, who have been singing gospel music together with family in the…
  • Oct 27, 2021

    Connect The Bay: San Jose Taiko

    Taiko, or Japanese drum performance, is thrilling contemporary entertainment rooted in deep cultural traditions. Founded in San Jose's Japantown in…
  • Oct 20, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Author Naheed Hasnat Senzai

    Naheed Hasnat Senzai is a successful Bay Area author of Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction. She specializes in writing stories that feature diverse…
  • Oct 06, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Coming Out

    BAYMEC Community Foundation Executive Director Ken Yeager tours his recent exhibition "Coming Out: 50 Years of Queer Resistance and Resilience in…
  • Sep 30, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Sculptor Matthaus Lam

    Matthaus Lam is an accomplished young artist with a playful sense of humor that pours out of his amazing sculptures.
  • Sep 13, 2021

    Connect the Bay: Pinata Artist

    Patty Botello has been making piñatas since she was a little girl. Though some are destined to be joyously destroyed by children at parties, much of…
  • Sep 13, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Clapper Stick

    For this Connect the Bay segment, Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Indian Canyon Mutsun) offers a song about Hummingbird while demonstrating the indigenous…
  • Sep 01, 2021

    Connect The Bay: DACA Fellows

    (Photo Credit: Miguel Ozuna) Each year the County of Santa Clara offers the New Americans Fellowship program to recipients of Deferred Action for…
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    Jul 09, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Tulio Flores

    Tulio Flores is a Latino artist based in San Jose. He used the time during the pandemic to focus and paint. Fores works with a wide range of mixed…
  • Aug 21, 2020

    Timely Film Tells Story of Napa, Sonoma Essential Workers

    In a film now available on the web and through KQED's series Truly, CA, Eva Rendle explores the aftermath of the 2017 Wine Country Fires, and their…
  • main photo signs Sebastopol PO
    Aug 19, 2020

    In Sebastopol, Out in the Streets for the Post Office

    Our roving photographer Diane Askew was in Sebastopol Monday, recording the demonstration there at the local post office. Those who showed up are…
  • npr podcast challenge
    Aug 05, 2020

    Local High Schoolers Are Finalists in NPR Podcast Contest

    Back for its second year, the NPR Student Podcast Challenge wrapped up in June. Among two thousand entries in grades 5 thru twelve, the story of Popo…

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