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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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Conveying the message a quintessential Berkeley way

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Berkeley is known for many things — among them our fondness for bumper stickers. Indeed, might it be that Berkeley is the world capital of bumper stickers? It’s a thought.

Berkeleysider Elliot Busch-Wheaton sent in the one pictured here with the following note: “Hopefully the attached speaks for itself.  My wife and I (South Berkeley residents) made it up and have been laughing about it all day.”

If you have missed the contretemps about our city’s … Continue reading »

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