Heritage and gentrification intersect in West Oakland’s Lower Bottoms neighborhood. That’s the historical headquarters of the
Black Panther Party, and the last train stop in the East Bay before San Francisco. The rising cost of housing in the Bay Area is changing the character of the Lower Bottoms, and we introduce you to the podcast Out of the Blocks to hear just how.
Out of the Blocks is an immersive listening experience built from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes from inside a neighborhood. Today, they take us to West Oakland.
Guest: Ariana Proehl, Out of the Blocks field producer, producer with KQED News