Bay Area singer/songwriter Brooke Michael Smith stays hopeful during COVID-19 pandemic

Bay Area singer/songwriter Brooke Michael Smith stays hopeful curing COVID-19 pandemic[/caption]Bay Area singer/songwriter Brooke Michael Smith is choosing to focus on hope during the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to shelter-in-place with her six-year-old daughter in Oakland. In her conversation with Dave, she shares the therapeutic nature of songwriting as an expression of self-growth, reflection and dreams. Smith explains some of her inspirations, her recordings and performs live while playing acoustic guitar. The self-described night owl tells the story of how moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles was turning point in who she is today.

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Bay Area Singer/Songwriter Brooke Michael Smith Stays Hopeful During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 5, 2020

Bay Area Singer/Songwriter Brooke Michael Smith Stays Hopeful During COVID-19 Pandemic

"Everyone is dealing with some version of isolation and we're all kind of in the same boat. I know some people certainly have it harder than others...and I know with all the loss, there's certainly an opportunity for renewal. I'd like to think you'd have to think that way. Otherwise, what do you have. You have to go where the hope is."
February 24, 2020

Howard Cato Making a Difference with Bay Area BMXers

"What hurt us bad is that for some reason they put a stop to us going into the juvenile hall and teaching the kids...when the system kind of shuts down because someone's claiming they don't have enough workers....I've been through the system and the reason I wanted to go to the juvenile hall is because I've been there before. Other people gotta understand that when come into these juvenile halls and come into these places, these kids don't want to hearing nothing about no talking because they hear that every day. They want to hear what can you do for them."
September 7, 2018

Mario Bobino: The rebirth of a film maker.

"When I had failure on my last project, which was for a famous person, everyone turned their back on me....I knew what I could do if got the money so I went through my phone book. I went through 1,000 people and nobody was messing with me. Nobody. So this one person who I just decided to ask, who I didn't think was gonna say 'yes' ended up saying 'yes'.
June 16, 2018
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Marc Spears Mastering Turntables and Movies

"You could have had a million dollars but money didn't mean a thing in there. Very scary situation where it could have been a lot worse than it was. There was death, rapes, drug use and fear of war between the locals and the cops that almost took place."
May 31, 2018
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One Lung, Two Wheels and Big Dreams: The Howard Cato Story

"A friend of mine got shot three times and died right on the spot there. I was into a few things back in the day. It's one of those things where if you're living that life, you gotta expect things like that will come your way."