Anne’s parents grew up in the 60s but avoided the hippy movement. They couldn’t quote Bob Dylan songs or identify Joni Mitchell’s iconic voice to save their lives. Her mom went to Young Republicans meetings. Her dad once heard about Woodstock. To remedy this, Anne went through several left-wing stages: teenage flower child, Latin American-style revolutionary, flannel-wearing grunge revivalist, punk. She feels most at home as a neo-earth goddess who brews her own espresso and watches a lot of documentaries. Anne likes to travel around the American West in her Honda Civic to capture stories for public radio. Sometimes she writes about music. She can be found sitting in the sun, near vintage stores, or in many Bay Area coffee shops.
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- Oberlin College
- Major: Political Memory
- Pow Wow Songs Help to Unite California's Native Americans
- The California Report
- According to the American Psychiatric Association, American Indians use and abuse alcohol and drugs more than any other ethnic group, and are six times more likely to die from alcohol-related causes than the national average. Midge Wagner says the drum has healing power.
- The Navajo taco adapted as the people did
- Fronteras Desk
- On the Navajo Nation, tacos lose the tortilla and take on fry bread. This summer, a group of teenagers visited a Navajo farm to learn the art of this speciality. As part of the Fronteras series on the venerable taco, Anne Hoffman brings us this story from Window Rock, Arizona.
- Hopi Tribe Shining A Light On Domestic Violence
- Fronteras Desk
- A new study by the World Health Organization finds that one in three women is assaulted in her lifetime. For Native American women, that number is almost twice as high at 61 percent.
- Oakland named America’s “most exciting city” in Movoto top 10 list
- Oakland North
- Oakland. Home of the Black Panthers. Of Gertrude Stein. Of notorious corners, multimillion-dollar drug empires. Hyphy music. Hella. And, more recently, of the upscale Blue Bottle Coffee. Now according to an online real estate company called Movoto, Oakland is the most exciting city in America. Movoto regularly releases top 10 lists, among them “The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America” and “The 10 Nerdiest Cities in America.”
- Mission Music: Nate Allbee’s Favorite Song
- Mission Local
- This piece is the first in an ongoing Mission Local series in which we talk to community leaders and residents about their favorite song; brought to you by Hoffman & Levinson Productions.
- Playlist for the end of the world
- The world's ending, Mayan style. We may as well go out in the spirit of a flashy quinceañera where everyone’s had too much to drink and there’s no tamales left to speak of. I envision a dance party complete with everyone you’ve ever met — friends, rivals, ex-lovers, current partners. And we’re all miraculously getting along and grooving together.
- D.C.'s Juvenile Justice, Then And Now
- All Things Considered (DC Metro Region)
- The idea of a youth prison doesn't typically conjure images of an inviting building with a private movie theater and gym. But New Beginnings Youth Detention Facility in woodsy Laurel, Md. is a different kind of youth prison — one built on the philosophy that young offenders need a positive environment to change.
- Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux brings the sound of protest and nostalgia to the New Parish
- Oakland North
- When she performs, her movements are minimal. Tijoux may pump her arms forward or bounce to the beat, but her focus seems rooted on lyrical delivery. Of all the elements that make good hip-hop great–timing, meter, lyrics–Tijoux’s strength is flow. Her raps are long stretches of stream of consciousness rhymes that somehow manage to express protest and nostalgia in the same breath. Tijoux told the audience that she’s naturally very shy, but added that that doesn’t always conflict with performing live. “I think to make music is to be in internal reflection all the time,“ she said. “The important thing is to have the fuerza to say something.”
Fluent Spanish, French, Dalet, Hindenburg