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Talking Oakland, it's troubles and its greatness, on The Eastern Shore podcast

I spoke with engaging and well-informed host Brock Winstead last week about our town, its troubles and its determination to overcome them, for his show and podcast, The Eastern Shore, on, Mondays from 2-4. (Brock is a writer and is working on a fascinating history of his house and Oakland's Golden Gate District, which I encourage you to read here.

Here's a link to our podcast conversation, and Brock's description of our talk, with kind words about yours truly:

The Eastern Shore with Brock Winstead
This week on the show, I spoke with Jim O'Brien. Jim's an Oakland-based writer who has spent the past four years reporting deeply on the effects of violent crime in our city and on efforts to slow and prevent that violence. He's a wonderful writer, and he gives a fantastic interview. We talked about the violence prevention community he's reported on, why he started this work, and his thoughts on the intersection of violent crime and city politics. We also got a little into the craft of writing because I couldn't help myself.

When you're done listening, you can -- and should -- read Jim's work on his blog and in San Francisco Magazine

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