The legendary performer Josephine Baker became the first Black woman ever to earn one of France's highest honors on November 30, when she was inducted into the prestigious Pantheon. Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry talked to Black Paris Tours CEO Ricki Stevenson about this historic occasion.

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Legendary Josephine Baker Inducted Into The Pantheon In FranceThe legendary performer Josephine Baker became the first Black woman ever to earn one of France's highest honors on November 30, when she was inducted into the prestigious Pantheon. Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry talked to Black Paris Tours CEO Ricki Stevenson about this historic occasion.
Fmr. Microsoft Pres. Robbie Bach Talks About His New Book 'The Wilkes Insurrection'Former Microsoft president Robbie Bach talks to Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese about his new book, 'The Wilkes Insurrection.'
Chitresh Das, ODC Present 'Mantram'Chitresh Das Artistic Director Charlotte Moraga's talks to Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese about her latest work, 'Mantram.' Performances Oct 15-17 in-person; Oct 28, livestream. For more information visit odc.dance/mantram.
Don't Miss The San Francisco Coffee FestivalMaster roasters Jen Apodaca of Mother Tongue Coffee and Red Whale Coffee's Sean Boyd talk about the art of coffee and the San Francisco Coffee Festival, happening Nov. 13 & 14 at Fort Mason Center for the Arts. For more info visit sfcoffeefestival.com.
The Haute Bar's Heather Smith Shares Healthy-ish Snacks & Meals Trending NowHeather Smith, nutrition and lifestyle expert from theHAUTEbar shows Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese some healthy-ish, delicious snacks and meals. Check out Heather and get more tips at thehautebar.com.
Meet San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-MartinBR host Jan Mabry got a chance to sit down with San Francisco's Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin before his amazing performance at the Magic Theatre.
Vern Glenn Visits Gregory's Gourmet Desserts In OaklandVern Glenn shows us the sweet success of Gregory's Gourmet Desserts in Oakland. For more information go to gregorysgourmetdesserts.com.
Dave Chappelle Debuts New Documentary at Chase CenterIn the wake of his controversial Netflix special comedian Dave Chappelle brought his documentary "Untitled" to Chase Center Thursday night. Kenny Choi reports. (11-4-21)
New Sense of Normalcy Pervades Bay Area on Halloween WeekendIt has been a very long time since the act of getting out and about felt like what we used to think of as routine. That's starting to change. Max Darrow reports. (10-30-21)
Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell Talks About Her Book, 'Her Honor'Retired Superior Court Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about her new book, 'Her Honor, My Life on the Bench, What Works, What's Broken and How to Change It,' now available in bookstores nationwide.
Mural Honoring Carlos Santana Family Unveiled in S.F. Mission DistrictSan Francisco officially has a new mural that honors the family of celebrated guitarist Carlos Santana. Wilson Walker reports. (10-29-21)
Livermore Neighborhood Goes All In on HalloweenHalloween is only two days away and the ghosts, goblins and ghouls in one East Bay community are ready to party like it’s 2019 -- before we all tuned in to the ongoing horror show known as COVID-19. Katie Nielsen reports. (10-28-21)
Don't Miss Award-Winning Bass Soloman Howard In SF Opera's FidelioAward-winning bass Soloman Howard talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about playing Don Fernando in SF Opera's Fidelio, a modern-day take on Beethoven's opera set behind prison walls. For tickets and info visit sfopera.com.
Don't Miss James T. Justis As 'Judas' In Broadway SF's Jesus Christ SuperstarActor James T. Justis talks to Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese about playing Judas in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' At the San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre October 13-November 7. Tickets at broadwaysf.com
Alameda County Fair Set to Reopen FridayAfter a pandemic break, the Alameda County fair is set to open in Pleasanton. Juliette Goodrich reports. (10-21-21)
At 90, William Shatner Finds Eternal Life With New AI TechnologyThe iconic William Shatner talks to Bay Area Focus Len Kiese about Storyfile Life, a new multimedia platform, where users can capture and preserve their image and life stories and talk about them with future generations. For more information, visit storyfile.com
Tradition of Portuguese Bloodless Bullfighting Endures in Central ValleyIn the fields of the Central Valley, a transplanted tradition has taken root: bloodless bullfights. The animals aren't hurt but that's not always the case for the men who face them. Devin Fehely reports. (10-10-21)
Beloved Parade of Champions Returns to Santa ClaraSanta Clara’s Parade of Champions began as a welcome-home to the troops in 1945 and continued for half a century. On Saturday the community revived the tradition for a post-pandemic era. John Ramos reports. (10-9-21)
Giants-Dodgers, Fleet Week Power San Francisco RecoverySan Francisco was buzzing Friday night as post-season baseball collided with Fleet Week. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-8-21)
Intrepid Fans (and KPIX Reporter) Crowd McCovey Cove for Giants-Dodgers NLDS Game 1KPIX 5's Wilson Walker rigged up a kayak for live coverage from McCovey Cove outside Oracle Park as the Giants and Dodgers prepared to meet in an historic post-season matchup. (10-8-21)
Don't Miss The Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17Mill Valley Film Festival Executive Director and Founder Mark Fishkin talks about this year’s festival that showcasing filmmakers from around the world, October 7-17. For more information go to mvff.com.
Don't Miss 'Alternative Voices' Celebrating SF's Punk Rock ScenePhotographer and curator Jeanne M. Hansen and rock & roll critic Jonah Raskin talk about Alternative Voices, a new photo exhibit at the SF Public Library celebrating the heyday of the city’s punk rock scene through the eyes of those who lived it. On view Oct. 9, 2021 – Jan. 23, 2022, Admission is free.
South Bay Beat Institute's Rome Hamner Teaches The Art Of Taiko DrummingRome Hamner, Co Artistic Director of the South Bay Beat Institute talks to Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese about Taiko drumming workshops, the history of the Japanese drumming in the Bay Area, and performs a solo piece. For more information go to playfulpeople.org.
New Exhibition in San Francisco Brings Art to Life Through TechnologyRenaissance 2.0 at Modernism West, a gallery in San Francisco's Mission District, takes a dazzling look at the future of machine-enhanced art. Betty Yu reports. (9-24-21)

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