Rae Alexandra, KQED Public Media

Rae Alexandra

KQED Public Media

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Rae:

Shannon and the Clams to Headline Oakland's Halloween Meltdown

Also on the bill: Amyl and the Sniffers, Lydia Lunch, Josie Cotton and the Spits. → Read More

The Y Axes Want You to 'Slide' Into Their DMs

Bright-eyed pop meets dark clouds of introspection on a track that nods back to early-'90s indie. → Read More

SFO’s Resident Snake Caretaker Talks San Francisco Garter Snakes (And Poop!)

The airport’s wildlife biologist, Natalie Reeder, is more casual about being bitten and pooped on than most of us. → Read More

The Inside Story of ‘Charley and Humphrey’—and the Brilliance of Pat McCormick

Forty years after they left the Bay Area airwaves, this horse and bulldog still have a huge following. Here’s why. → Read More

How the ‘Crazy’ Cat Lady Became One of Pop Culture’s Most Enduring Sexist Tropes

The stereotype has been with us since the Middle Ages. But where did it come from? And why has it stuck around? → Read More

Babydog, the West Virginia Governor's Bulldog, Wants Everyone to Get Vaccinated, Apparently

Babydog went viral after a COVID-related press briefing in which Gov. Jim Justice said she would "high five" vaccinated people. → Read More

Here, Kitty, Kitty—That Mountain Lion Spotted in Bernal Heights Has Been Captured

He's not very happy about it, but the Oakland Zoo is taking care of the mountain lion until he can be released. → Read More

A Pacific Football Fish Just Arrived in California, and Now is the Time to Leave California

A demon hell fish washed up on the shore in Orange County and it's big enough to eat a chihuahua, so, bye, basically. → Read More

Get to Know TikTok's Talking Animals: Bunny, Billi, Bastian and Steve B

Bunny, Billi and Bastian are just three of many animals learning to talk, inspired by a dog named Stella and her soundboard. → Read More

‘Arrested Development’ Actor Jessica Walter Dies at 80

Walter was also known for her roles in 'Archer,' 'Play Misty For Me' and 'Bye Bye Braverman'. → Read More

When San Francisco Rose Up to Chase a Racist Gang Out of Town

The eradication of the Hounds, in 1849, formed the roots of San Francisco policing and justice. → Read More

Watch: Miley Cyrus Turn a Tiny Desk Performance Into a Tiny Bedroom One

For her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, Miley Cyrus performed from a miniature—and distinctly riot grrrl— bedroom. → Read More

There's a Metallica/Huey Lewis Mashup Now, Because San Francisco

What do you get if you cross a heavy metal ode to nightmares with a yacht rock paean to staying healthy? San Francisco! → Read More

All the Things 1995’s ‘Johnny Mnemonic’ Got Right About Life in 2021

Robert Longo’s unintentionally hilarious sci-fi movie predicted a pandemic, a social justice uprising and ... a cyber dolphin? → Read More

KQED Readers Share: What Got You Through This Year?

We asked how you got yourselves through this turbulent year—and the answers are inspiring. → Read More

2020: The Year Small Pleasures Finally Eclipsed Celebrity Culture

When we think about what kept us going in 2020, we’ll remember puzzles, plants, baking and books. → Read More

Pressure to Attend Thanksgiving? Send Your Family This Rachel Maddow Clip

The host shared an emotional message with America last night after her partner of 21 years tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Who’s That Rad Little Kid Who DJed in Dolores Park on Saturday?

Ten-year-old DJ Rillion kept election result revelers dancing for hours at his Dolores Park pop-up over the weekend. → Read More

Random Soothing Content to Ease Your Election-Week Stress

Is this week breaking your gentle spirit? Replenish with these soothing distractions, carefully curated to get you through it. → Read More

5 Haunted Bay Area Locations to Scare People into Social Distancing

Indonesian authorities locked people in a haunted building for breaking self-isolation rules. Here's where we could put our miscreants. → Read More