“Is reform possible?”
Investigating Oakland’s dysfunctional police department
About the show: Since 2016, this independently-produced series has explored stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. An hour-long version East Bay Yesterday airs Wednesdays at 1 P.M. on 94.1 KPFA-FM. East Bay Yesterday was named “The Best Podcast about the East Bay” in 2017 by the East Bay Express.
About the creator: Liam O’Donoghue is the host and producer of the East Bay Yesterday podcast and co-creator of the Long Lost Oakland map. He also writes a monthly feature about the East Bay for SF Gate. His journalism has appeared in outlets such as KQED, Oaklandside, Berkeleyside, Mother Jones, Salon, East Bay Express, 99% Invisible, The Kitchen Sisters, and the syndicated NPR program Snap Judgement. In 2018, he was honored by the East Bay Express as “the best journalist-turned-historian” and presented with a “Partners in Preservation Award” from Oakland Heritage Alliance. O’Donoghue has given many presentations on local history at libraries, schools and bookstores and throughout the Bay Area, as well as at institutions such as Oakland Museum of California, The California Historical Society, and The Hearst Museum. O’Donoghue’s quotes on Oakland-related issues have appeared in media outlets including New York Times and Washington Post.
Booking: To book Liam O’Donoghue for a walking tour, boat tour, event, presentation, or speaking engagement, contact: eastbayyesterday [at] gmail [dot] com