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The Fire Tapes: A Special Storytelling Event from Snap Judgment and KQED

September 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wildfires are getting bigger, fire seasons are getting longer, and Californians are losing their homes, their communities, and even their lives. So what happens when you are in the path of the firestorm — and after the blaze, how do you rebuild your life?

Join us at COAL+ICE on September 22 for The Fire Tapes, a night of storytelling from the people at the center of the October 2017 firestorm, presented by Snap Judgment and KQED. We’ll look at what happened the night of October 8th, when the most destructive fire event in state history swept through Northern California, and hear survivors’ tales of recovery and resilience. We’ll hear about the environmental conditions that made the firestorm so deadly, explore what happens when some of the state’s most vulnerable residents are swept up in a firestorm and hear stories of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations.

Host — Devin Katayama of The Bay from KQED
MC — Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment
Producers — Mark Ristich and Sukey Lewis

Snap Judgment” is a themed, weekly national radio show presenting compelling personal stories – mixing killer beats with real drama to produce cinematic kick-ass radio.

The Bay” is storytelling for daily news. KQED host Devin Katayama talks with reporters to help us make sense of what’s happening in the Bay Area. One story. One conversation. One idea.


COAL + ICE is a documentary photography exhibition and festival of events that seeks to amplify that conversation about climate change. For a full schedule of events visit coalandice.org/events.


September 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
San Francisco, CA United States
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