Olivia Allen-Price, KQED Public Media

Olivia Allen-Price

KQED Public Media

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Olivia:

‘It’s Pure Energy’: How Hyphy Came to Define Bay Area Hip-Hop

In the early 2000s, artists like E-40 and Too $hort had audiences around the world loving this distinctly Bay Area sound. But where did that sound come from? And what was Hyphy culture like more broadly? → Read More

12 Simple Ways to Conserve Water at Home During a California Drought

From drought-tolerant plants to saving your pasta water, we have tips on how to conserve water at home now that the Bay Area is back in drought. → Read More

The Best San Francisco Movies to Stream This Holiday Season

A list of favorite films that show off the beauty and complexity of the Bay Area. → Read More

Bored at Home? Try This Bay Area-Themed Activity Book!

A Very Curious Activity Book is a free, print-at-home booklet full of games, puzzles, creative pursuits and more! We designed it to entertain people of all ages ... whether you're from the Bay Area or beyond. All you need to get started is a printer! If you don't have one of those, see our alternative → Read More

Confused by California’s Propositions? This Podcast Explains Each One

Bite-sized podcast episodes that go deep into what each propositions means, why we're voting on it and arguments for and against. → Read More

Where to Donate N95 Masks and Other Medical Supplies in the Bay Area

A shortage of medical supplies is leaving Bay Area hospitals scrambling to secure additional supplies. Leftover N95 masks from fire season can be donated at several locations. → Read More

Why Do Some Crosswalks Make a Machine Gun Sound?

That sound has an official name: the rapid tick. And it's the new standard for crosswalks in the United States. → Read More

Your Stories: Why I Love the Bay Area

It's been a tough few years. Let's take a moment to remember all the reasons to love the Bay Area. → Read More

Help Us Write a Love Letter to the Bay Area

We're on a mission to write a collective love letter to the Bay Area. Throughout the month of February, Bay Curious will be collecting and sharing your stories about the moments that made you feel love, fulfillment, acceptance and joy. Tell us your story about a moment that made you love the Bay Area. Call → Read More

From Aviators to Apps: The Evolution of Traffic Data

From flying high in the 1950s to the tech-powered tools today, there's always been a need for information about traffic on the roads. → Read More

Bay Curious: How Do You Define the “Bay Area?”

People from the Bay Area or those who live here are a proud bunch. But how do you define this magical place? Do you use geography to draw the boundaries? Maybe it’s about sports teams and their fan bases or where BART goes? The hosts of the Bay Curious podcast at KQED explore the many ways we define the Bay Area. Guest: Jessica Placzek, KQED Bay Curious reporter-producer → Read More

Voting on Daylight Saving Time, Animal Confinement and Water. Propositions 3, 7 and 12, Explained

Should California go full-time daylight saving time? Take animals out of cages? Pass a water bond? For Bay Curious Prop Week, we explore the three science-related propositions. → Read More

Rent Control: A Bay Curious Q&A

Rent control: It's one of the most polarizing topics around -- so Bay Curious hosted a live Q&A on Facebook to answer your burning questions. → Read More

Eucalyptus: How California’s Most Hated Tree Took Root

Depending on whom you ask, eucalyptus trees are either an icon in California or a fire-prone scourge. → Read More

Mavericks Big Wave Surf Contest Could Be Held Early Next Week

The contest draws some of the best big wave surfers in the world to a legendary spot off Half Moon Bay. → Read More

What Questions Do You Have About Marijuana in California?

California begins issuing retail licenses for marijuana on Jan. 1, 2018. What do you want to know? → Read More

Why Are There Rainbows on the Tunnel Between S.F. and Marin? (Plus Bonus Anniversary Questions)

It started as a quest to make Bay Area highways more beautiful. → Read More

Wildfires: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

What does containment mean? How are wildfires named? What happens after your house burns? → Read More

Bay Area Witness to Las Vegas Carnage: ‘Was This My Last 5 Seconds?’

Discovery Bay resident says he thought he was hearing fireworks -- until he saw fellow concertgoers falling around him. → Read More

What Dinosaurs Roamed the Bay Area?

The answer is satisfyingly full of toothy prehistoric beasts. → Read More