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Hip-Hop Hunger Intervention Feeds Hot Meals To People Who Need ThemHip-Hop Hunger Intervention founders Cindi Carter Hodges and Tanisha Roberson tell BR about the work they are doing feeding homeless people hot meals on the street.
Root & ReboundFounder of Root & Rebound, Katherine Katcher and community activist Watini Stiner talk to BR about the work being done to help former inmates and their upcoming annual benefit on October 5 at The Lab in San Francisco.
Meet The Stars Of 'The North Pole'BR went to the premiere of a new web series, 'The North Pole' and talked to its stars, Reyna Amaya and Donte Clark.
Meet 'The Force' Producer/Director Peter NicksBR's Christin Ayers met up with Peter Nicks, producer and director of The Force, a powerful new documentary about the Oakland Police Department during some of its darkest hours.
Making History: NHRA Drag Racing Drivers Antron Brown & JR ToddBR producer Jan Mabry goes to the Sonoma for the Toyota NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series to meet two African American drivers making history: Antron Brown and JR Todd.
Backstage Pass With Sun Ra Bandleader Marshall Allen At SF JazzBay Sunday goes to a very special soundcheck at SF Jazz to meet Marshall Allen, bandleader of the legendary Afro-futurist, cosmic big band Sun Ra. Amazing man... 94-years-young!

Interviews

At Issue: Battling the California WildfiresCal Fire battalion chief Mike Marcucci discussed ongoing efforts to extinguish the California wildfires with Phil Matier and Melissa Caen. (10-15-17)
At Issue: Federal Funds for Wildfire ReliefKPIX 5's Phil Matier discusses the California wildfires with U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). (10-15-17)
Interview: Rich Chigga Talks With Big Reid!Indonesian Hip Hop star Rich Chigga stopped by 99.7 [NOW!] to talk with Big Reid about how he got started, his musical influences, his tour and even shared his craziest moment on the road! This is Rich Chigga's first radio interview in the United States!

Local Community

FEMA Vows To Help Northern California Fire VictimsWhile FEMA is promising to provide support to wildfire victims, it is also working disasters across 20 states. Joe Vazquez reports.
North Bay Residents Frustrated Over Mixed Messages On EvacuationsEvacuees in shelters expressed a range of emotions Saturday night at a community meeting in Santa Rosa. Janine Marsden's family was told they were safe then, minutes later, were driving through flames in a frantic escape. Jackie Ward reports. (10-14-17)
Federal and Local Agencies Expand Resources for Wildfire VictimsFrom disaster loans and cellphone service to a promise from federal immigration officials not to detain undocumented workers, there is an outpouring of help for those affected by the Northern California wildfires. Christin Ayers reports. (10-13-17)

Celebrity/Gossip

Interview: Rich Chigga Talks With Big Reid!Indonesian Hip Hop star Rich Chigga stopped by 99.7 [NOW!] to talk with Big Reid about how he got started, his musical influences, his tour and even shared his craziest moment on the road! This is Rich Chigga's first radio interview in the United States!
New Documentary Features S.F.-born Surfing Icon Laird HamiltonBig-wave rider Laird Hamilton went from being a daredevil kid to advancing the sport of surfing. Meg Oliver reports. (10-6-17)
Actress Eva Longoria Talks Tech Diversity in San FranciscoOne of the most famous "housewives" in America was in the Bay Area Thursday, talking tech. Specifically, how to get more Latino women into lucrative, high-tech jobs. Betty Yu reports. (9-28-17)

Live Performance

Interview: Rich Chigga Talks With Big Reid!Indonesian Hip Hop star Rich Chigga stopped by 99.7 [NOW!] to talk with Big Reid about how he got started, his musical influences, his tour and even shared his craziest moment on the road! This is Rich Chigga's first radio interview in the United States!
S.F. Boosts Security For Music Fest, Fleet Week CrowdsMore than a million people are expected to crowd into the city by the bay for Fleet Week weekend activities as well as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park. In the wake of the Vegas rampage police say they have to prepare for anything. Katie Nielsen reports. (10-6-17)
Curfew Dispute Means No More Weeknight Concerts at Levi's StadiumThe 49ers notified Santa Clara city officials that the team would no longer hold weeknight concerts at Levi's Stadium after next week's Coldplay show, amid an ongoing dispute over the city's 10 p.m. curfew. Kiet Do reports. (9-28-17)

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