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KALW

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KALW's mission is to provide listeners with independent, credible news and information from a variety of local, national and international sources. KALW also produces local programs that connect listeners to their communities, highlighting the music, arts and literature of the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally, the station supports the educational mission of the San Francisco Unified School District by both informing the public about the San Francisco schools and creating opportunities for student-learning in radio.

Pieces

Caption: Mesha Irizarry at a protest outside Mission police station, Credit: KEVIN JONES
This isn’t the story of another police shooting. It’s the story of what happens after a police shooting. Especially one in particular. “The night ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 09:34
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It used to be that if you wanted to learn how to make a guitar, you had to apprentice with a luthier. You’d find them in Europe, and you had almost...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 06:23
Caption: A stone tablet honors author Robert Louis Stevenson
Most people who visit Calistoga -- a town in the Napa Valley -- come for the wine and the spa treatments; few come for the literary history. But th...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 10:19
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Though being in a gang often means violence, it also offers a sense of belonging. Gang loyalty can end tragically when members end up betrayed by t...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 05:34
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A lockdown happens when correctional officers decide there is a threat to the safety and security of a prison. That might be a fight, an assault, o...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:18
Caption: Shashi Tharoor
It’s not a kitten video or an on-air blooper or a wardrobe malfunction. Who would have thought a 15 minute debating society speech could go viral? ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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There are often situations in life when you might want or need a how-to manual, but none exists. One harsh example would be adjusting to life in pr...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:06
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Jonathan Chiu is an inmate at San Quentin State Prison. He was born in Hong Kong in 1982 and moved to the United States with is family when he was...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
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Three hours north of San Francisco, just east of the ocean, rise the steep, green hills of Cazadero. It’s an idyllic setting: open space with farms...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 07:57
Caption: Scientists David Anderson and Margaret Chesney are married and collaborators on a clinical study that is looking at the impacts of breathing on high blood pressure.
Hypertension. Sixty-seven million Americans have been diagnosed with the condition, more commonly known as high blood pressure. Before they hit ag...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 09:52
Caption: Poster for this year's Schmulowitz exhibit
Sometimes the things we write can cause controversy, and even end up being deadly. Early this year two gunmen opened fire in the office of the Fren...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 06:34
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March 29 was the last night Delilah Soto slept on the street. She’s a recovering heroin addict who’s been living in a tent in San Francisco’s Missi...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 09:47
Caption: Lydia Athanasopoulou, Eli Wald, and Grace Ambrose, Credit: COLIN PEDEN
I’m inside what looks like it could be a college library or a research institute. People sit quietly working at desks and tables, surrounded by she...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 10:05
Caption: Dr. Vance Vredenburg swabs frogs to test for chytrid., Credit: DR. VANCE VREDENBURG SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
I’m in a room stacked with rows of 50 gallon fish tanks, surrounded by gurgling water pumps. But this isn’t a fish store. I’m with conservation bio...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 06:28
Caption: Bo Barnes, president of Kayaks Unlimited., Credit: TASIN SABIR
The sun is beating down on Islais Creek, a small marine channel in Hunters Point that opens out into the Bay. Homeless camps, graffiti, and factori...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 06:44
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Imagine a tower more than 40 stories high, sparkling as the sun catches a hundred thousand pieces of colorful cut glass. Imagine this tower at nigh...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 10:44
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I killed my first deer in the backwoods of Wisconsin when I was 13 years old. This was the first time I really understood the existential price of ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 11:58
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“There's one on the ground there. Are there two? No way! Are they mating?” I turn to ask longtime monarch sanctuary volunteer, Barb Thomas. We hove...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 08:22
Caption: Naveed Mahbub
What do immigrants carry with them to America? The obvious reminders of home -- Spices. Pressure cookers. Pickles. What’s far more unpredictable i...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:58
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In this three-part episode of "Crosscurrents" KALW's Liza Veale looks into the Bay Area’s sex industry: it's advantages, it's complications, and it...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 22:46