What gentrification in Oakland, California, sounds like


Along with podcasts like Serial , audio maps are among the most creative storytelling trends in radio, made possible by a plethora of low-cost, high-quality publishing tools. I first spotted Youth Radio’s West Side Stories project thanks to CityLab’s Laura Bliss . The Bay Area nonprofit documented the thoughts of longtime residents of West Oakland, California, about the effects of gentrification on their neighborhood, a weighty topic involving race, culture, politics, and economics that is often as difficult to define as it is to discuss.

Gentrification is a part of daily life for Americans who live near and in growing […]