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Storied: San Francisco

Jan 30, 2024

Melan Allen is a third-generation San Franciscan. In this episode, we get to know this born-and-raised food artist whom I met last summer at Fillmore Jazz Festival.

Melan's grandparents moved here in the Sixties and lived in San Francisco until the 2000s. Her mom's mom came to SF from Texas and was part of a mass...

Jan 23, 2024

Part 2 is a deep-dive into the history of the Tenderloin, which we began toward the end of Part 1. Katie digs into the infamous Compton's Cafeteria Riot and shares the background and what lead to that fateful event.
After the moral crusaders successfully passed new laws essentially controlling the lives of women, the

Jan 16, 2024

In Part 1, we get to know Tenderloin Museum's executive director, Katie Conry. She's originally from Oceanside, California, just outside of LA, where her parents are from. They were both teachers but were priced out of the big city, a situation all too familiar around here.
Katie left home as soon as she...

Jan 9, 2024

We begin Part 2 with my asking the question everyone wants to know: Is "Meredith Edgar" her real name or a stage name? You'll have to listen in to find out.
Then she shares the various day jobs she's had over the years, some worse than others. She worked a little retail, then got an esthetician's license and worked...

Jan 2, 2024

Discovering Meredith Edgar is one of my best memories of 2023.
In Part 1 of this episode, get to know this singer/songwriter who was born in San Francisco. Her parents had been here a while, but soon after giving birth to Meredith, the family moved around a bit, first to the South, then to the Northeast, and finally,...