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Post Card from Silicon Valley - Part two

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Jamillah Knowles | 08:23 UK time, Tuesday, 4 August 2009

This week the podcast is the final recording from Silicon Valley, California. This time, we're taking a look at how history and society work along side the new technology that is created in the area.


If we mentioned a place that you would like to visit online, then you can find all the links right here:

charlie.gifDeborah Olson and her father Charlie run C.J. Olson Cherries. Charlie is a fourth generation farmer who remembers the Silicon Valley neighbourhood when it was known as the Valley of Heart's Delight. They share their view of the changes in the area.

nick.gifCoffee and geeks go together so well that it makes sense for a coffee shop to be a hub for local and tech activity. Nick Chaput is the owner of the Dana Street Roasting Company. He talks about running an independent coffee business in the area and his patrons share a view of their life in the Valley.


That was the final post card from Silicon Valley and hopefully a normal service will return next week. It's been a lot of fun learning more about the area and recording on location. Thanks to everyone who allowed me to intrude upon their coffee time and of course for all of the help and advice from local resident and guide Carolyn Lutticken.

Pods on TwitterIf you have seen a blog or heard a podcast that you think we should know about, drop me a line at podsandblogs -at- bbc.co.uk I'd love to hear from you. Or you can follow us on Twitter.

jk Back next week with more from the web - Jamillah


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