Amanda Stupi is the Engagement Producer for KQED’s daily public affairs program Forum. In that role she turns the information shared during the hour-long call-in show into web-friendly content. Her writing has been featured throughout KQED.org, including on KQED Arts and News Fix as well as on MLB.com, Hyphen Magazine and the San Francisco Examiner. Her radio work has aired on The California Report and Talk of the Nation. Stupi runs the @KQEDForum Twitter account and Forum Facebook account. Her personal Twitter account is @FiftyCentHotdog. She believes that Hostess products get a bad rap and that cereal can save the world.
Amanda Stupi's Latest Posts
If you’re in the market for a house or condo, first the bad news: real estate prices in the Bay Area are climbing, as much as 16 percent over last year in some areas. “We did have a brief window of opportunity—or now it seems brief, it actually lasted quite awhile—during the housing downturn where […]
On the Forum radio show, we’re constantly analyzing our performance. After each day’s show we gather and discuss what worked, what didn’t, and what listener feedback we received. As an end-of-the-year exercise, we decided to take some time to look back in a less critical way, recalling shows that we’re especially proud of or left […]
Last week, California issued draft regulations for fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, an increasingly popular but controversial method of oil and natural gas retrieval. How does fracking work? KQED Science’s Lauren Sommer explains: Millions of gallons of water, mixed with sand and chemicals, are injected underground at high pressure. That cracks the rocks, letting the oil […]
Facebook user-agreement changes and the accompanying uproar about privacy are beginning to feel as common as, say, an Apple product launch. But how big a threat are these changes? KQED’s Forum gathered some smart people: All Things D’s Kara Swisher, NPR’s Laura Sydell and Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Mark Rotenberg to gather insight into Facebook’s […]
Several Bay Area restaurants and chefs are in the running for the highly coveted James Beard award — the Oscars of the food world. The James Beard Foundation chose its semi-finalists Wednesday from more than 57,000 online entries. San Francisco’s AQ, Park Tavern, and Monterey’s Restaurant 1833 made the cut for the Best New Restaurant […]
Morning Splash: 49 Homemade Bombs Found in Sonoma County Car; Everyone Hates Californians; SJSU May Turn Away Qualified Students
Police Find 49 Homemade Bombs in Sonoma County Car (SF Chronicle) A Sebastopol man stopped for traffic violations was arrested after a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy found more than four dozen homemade bombs in his car, authorities said. Why Do So Many People Hate California? (SF Chronicle) Surf. Sun. Disneyland. What’s not to love about California? […]
On Wednesday night, the Oakland Police released a video and photos of vandals breaking into and damaging City Hall and the YMCA, during the Occupy protests on Saturday. About 300 people were arrested during the daylong protests, which included an attempt to take over the Kaiser Convention Center to use as an Occupy base.
I’m fortunate to have a group of wildly varied friends. Some learned to read a box score when they were still reading Dr. Seuss books while others think “the end zone” is a Wolf Blitzer show on CNN. Never was that dichotomy more on display than during last weekend’s 49ers victory over the New Orleans […]
It was impossible to go anywhere this weekend without seeing red and gold or hearing people talk about the 49ers final-seconds win in Saturday’s NFC Divisional Playoff against the New Orleans Saints. And that’s fine by us. In fact, we’re inviting folks to share their photos with us on Flickr, so that we can document […]