Quake City Hero

February 15, 2018

In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one man named Raven, a local Oaklander, left his home, and dove into the wreckage to save lives.

This story is produced by Liam O’Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast East Bay Yesterday. If you want to hear about Bruce Lee’s most notorious fight, or Oakland’s oldest soul food cook, or grizzly bears, you can find the show here

Producer: Liam O’Donoghue and Eliza Smith
Original Score: Davey Kim

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