Chloe Veltman, KQED Public Media

Chloe Veltman

KQED Public Media

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Chloe:

'The World Was Shocked': How the Winter Olympics Came to Tahoe in 1960

The 1960 Winter Olympics held in the Sierra Nevada transformed a sleepy valley into a ski haven. Organizers tried out new ideas, like instant replay and nationally televising the events — ideas that are commonplace now. → Read More

Composer Huang Ruo Gives Voice to Angel Island's Dark History

Composer Huang Ruo explores the struggles of Chinese immigrants detained at Angel Island in the early 1900s. → Read More

The San Francisco Bay Once Teemed With Oysters. What Happened?

Reviving indigenous Olympia oysters as a source of food isn't a major priority for scientists and activists. Bringing them back is all about restoring the bay's ecosystem. → Read More

SF Opera and UCSF's New Mask for Singers Helps Bring Back In-Person Performances

The VOXCV mask was developed—and patented—by SF Opera and UCSF in order to bring back live opera. → Read More

SF to Evaluate Public Monuments, But Community Questions Its Track Record

Weeks after the toppling of several statues, the SFAC will review other monuments for potential removal. → Read More

New Bay Area Parents Adapt to Changing Birth Landscape Under COVID-19

When it comes to giving birth, there’s no such thing as rescheduling. Expectant parents have to adapt because hospitals have changed some of their policies for deliveries. → Read More

Under Stay-at-Home Orders, Bay Area Takes Hair Maintenance Into Own Hands

We’re more than a month into the stay-at-home orders. All the hair salons shut down weeks ago, and people across the region are starting to feel shaggy. → Read More

'Zoom Choir': Bay Area Children's Choirs Keep Singing Through Coronavirus

Shelter-in-place orders have put in-person rehearsals and concerts on hold. So local groups are finding creative ways to keep kids singing, even as they’re stuck indoors. → Read More

Teatro Zinzanni to Return to SF Waterfront—Permanently

Since closing nine years ago, the beloved dinner theater venue aims to reopen its doors in summer 2022. → Read More

Why a California Artist Is Taking the Frida Kahlo Corporation to Court

The battle, making its way through a federal court in San Francisco, raises complex questions about ownership of cultural heroes. → Read More

Historic Presidio Theatre Reopens Following $40 Million Renovation

The venue, built in 1939 as the main social and entertainment hub for military personnel, has a star-studded past. → Read More

Three Transgender Opera Singers on the Risks They Took to Live Authentically

Elliot Franks, Lucia Lucas and Breanna Sinclairé have taken enormous risks to live their most authentic lives. And they’ve navigated an industry that has been slow to evolve with the times. → Read More

Bay Area Entertainment Venues Join the Battle Against Plastic Waste

The Midway and The Fillmore are among the few industry players to be spearheading a switch from single-use aluminum water bottles to aluminum containers. → Read More

Literary Icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti Marks His 100th Birthday With New Work

The San Francisco poet, publisher and activist is coming out with a new novel and celebrating his centennial on March 24. And he's as fiery as ever. → Read More

California Clergy Call for Bishop Accountability in Sex Abuse of Minors

The call comes as Catholic leaders from around the globe gather in Rome for a major summit addressing sexual abuse in the church. → Read More

This Couple’s Wild Calls Display Passion for Swimming, Safety — and Each Other

Cold water isn’t a well-known aphrodisiac. But for one California couple, the soggy depths of San Francisco Bay have long helped to stoke the flames of romance. → Read More

Why the Myth of the 'San Francisco Accent' Persists

Despite the many differences in locals' speech patterns, the idea of a quintessential 'San Francisco accent' still persists in some quarters. → Read More

Isabella Rossellini Consorts with Wildlife at the Cal Academy of Sciences

The Hollywood icon’s latest theatrical production, "Link Link Circus" explores the links between members of the animal kingdom, including ourselves. → Read More

Bay Area Theaters Plan to Dim their Lights in Honor of Carol Channing

Theaters are planning to dim their lights for one minute at 7:45pm on Friday in honor of the late Broadway legend. → Read More

SF Gay Men's Chorus Opens National LGBTQ Arts Center on Valencia

The 42-year-old nonprofit, one of the country's biggest and oldest gay choirs, purchased the $9.6 million, four-story building with the help of a $5 million donation from a choir member. → Read More