Author Archives: John Rieger

Podcast: Ain’t nobody here but us chickens

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Berkeleyside contributor John Rieger wanted to know what’s up with all the chickens in Berkeley. So he set out with Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin to find out what’s clucking.

You can find all of Rieger and Rubin’s podcasts in our new podcast collection. We will be reprising all the Rieger-Rubin oeuvre over the next couple of weeks to mark the launch of our podcast channel and as a treat for Berkeleyside readers.

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Do Berkeley dog owners need to be put on a leash?

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Berkeleyside contributor John Rieger today sets out to find out just how free our four-legged friends are in Berkeley. The wonderful photography is by Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin.

Catch up with Rieger’s previous podcasts, which cover bumper stickers, rules of the road for cyclists (one of Berkeleyside’s most popular multimedia offerings last year), and holiday gifts, all with photos by Rubin.

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Berkeleyside podcast: The ghosts of presents past

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In the ever-repeating rituals of the holidays, today’s gift getters are tomorrows gift givers, so don’t mess up.

Catch up with the first podcast by John Rieger, with photos by Nancy Rubin, on Berkeley being a “bumper stickery” kind of town, and the second, on the rules of the road for cyclists in Berkeley.

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What exactly are Berkeley’s rules of the road for cyclists?

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Berkeleyside’s second podcast examines the rules of the road – or lack of them — for cyclists in Berkeley. A contentious subject to be sure.

John Rieger, who created today’s podcast, is an award-winning independent producer and former editor of the public radio series Beyond Computers. In his 30-year career in public radio, John, who lives in Berkeley, has documented subjects from science to civil liberties to modern art, and he has appeared as host of Radio Smithsonian and Weekend All Things Considered.

Nancy Rubin, a retired BUSD teacher and long-time Berkeley resident, is one of Berkeleyside’s favorite contributing photographers and shot the images for the slideshow that accompanies the podcast, above. … Continue reading »

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Berkeley: A “bumper stickery” kind of town

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Berkeleyside is delighted to introduce our first podcast — one of many we hope. As we routinely publish writing, photography and video, we thought, “why not do it all?”, and so we are adding audio.

John Rieger, who created today’s podcast, is an award-winning independent producer and former editor of the public radio series Beyond Computers. In his 30-year career in public radio, John, who lives in Berkeley, has documented subjects from science to civil liberties to modern art, and he has appeared as host of Radio Smithsonian and Weekend All Things ConsideredNancy Rubin, a retired BUSD teacher and long-time Berkeley resident, is one of Berkeleyside’s favorite contributing photographers and shot the images for the slideshow that accompanies the podcast, above.

We plan to produce more podcasts and collect them all together on a podcast channel which you can subscribe to. That way, you can download them onto your phone or iPod and listen to them on your travels. … Continue reading »

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