R-E-S-P-E-C-T meets B-A-R-T after Aretha Franklin’s final concert in OAK
Gwen Carmen is a cancer survivor and longtime teacher in the San Francisco Unified School Districtâ€”but some of her best stories come straight off our own local transit. In this episode, Gwen tells a story about taking BART to see one of Aretha Franklinâ€™s final performances at the Oakland Coliseum. On her journey home from the concert with a group of fellow riders, Gwen finds herself in the middle of a crime scene that brings the journey to a haltâ€”but not the end.
You might remember Gwen from the live shows or from Episode 62 of this podcast, in which she told a story about serving sweet, sweet justice to a bus creeper while riding the 24.
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