Sam got his start in radio at WAMC in upstate New York. Before moving to the Bay Area, he graduated from Middlebury College and taught English in Lombardy. After volunteering and reporting for KALW, he joined KQED in 2010 as a local news intern. His work now appears regularly on Marketplace, The World, KQED News, and The California Report.
Sam Harnett's Latest Posts
Entrepreneurs, investors and activists look to avoid tensions that have beset San Francisco’s boom.
The time of affordable rooms in San Francisco may be long over.
EngageSF is bringing together new and longtime residents in the Mission to get a dialogue going.
Industry-supported program aims to give under-represented youth a shot at tech-focused careers.
Marin County is one of the most expensive places to live in the Bay Area, which in turn is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Unless you live in an anchor-out, that is—then your housing costs are practically nil. Anchor-outs are boats that people are living illegally off the coast […]
The San Francisco Pride Board has a new rationale for keeping former U.S. soldier and whistleblower Bradley Manning out of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Parade as a grand marshal: He’s not local enough. The position in Manning’s case would be largely symbolic. He is currently incarcerated at a military prison in Kansas awaiting trial […]
Matthew Spindler came to UC San Francisco as a doctoral student because he wanted to be a scientist. His plan was to follow a standard academic track: research, publish, teach—and pray for tenure. But after a few classes run by the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF, he has a new goal: launch a biotech startup with […]