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PODCAST | Mountain View Cemetery

In collaboration with Crosscurrents from KALW News, Mills College students in the Public Radio Reporting Program unearth the many facets of the Oakland community.

How would you like to go on an afternoon stroll six feet above the final resting places of “The Black Dahlia,” the founder of the Oakland Tribune, and the rapper Mac Dre? The Mountain View Cemetery on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland offers this opportunity and is a beautiful setting for all people – alive or dead. Run by a community association since 1863, the cemetery grounds are open to all visitors and can be toured with docents.

Anna Belle Peterson reports on the many ways people use their local cemetery.