San Francisco is considered one of the most health-conscious cities in the world. In fact, The American College of Sports and Fitness ranked the Bay Area number 4 out of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas for health and fitness. But despite this ranking, San Francisco has several neighborhoods with high rates of diabetes and chronic heart disease. Kenny Hill grew up in one of these neighborhoods, Bayview Hunters Point. He knows firsthand that it can be hard to live a healthy life in this part of the city. KALW’s Ninna Gaensler-Debs spent a day with him to find out why – and what he’s doing to change it.
The Sights and Sounds of Bayview is a storytelling project between the San Francisco Arts Commission and local public radio KALW 91.7FM with funding from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. These eight stories feature remarkable people who live, work, and make a positive change in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.
Radio Producer: Ninna Gaensler-Debs
Photographer: Pernilla Persson
Local Music: 3rd Street Productions
Additional Images from Steve Rhodes and Dave77459
Sights and Sounds of Bayview Team:
Robynn Takayama: Executive Producer
Holly Kernan: Executive Editor
Martina Castro: Supervising Editor
Audrey Dilling: Series Editor
Stephanie Foo: Sound Designer
Brian Storm: Multimedia Editor