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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.

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The Partition of India uprooted 10 -15 million people, the largest mass displacement of the 20th century. 250,000 – two million died. Yet no museu...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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A funny blog on the site Publishing Perspectives came up with a checklist for the must have ingredients of a bad South Asian diasporan novel. Arran...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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Once there was a great hue and cry about racial profiling by law enforcement in America and it resulted in a landmark called Driving while Black. T...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2015
  • Length: 06:04
  • Purchases: 1
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"Did you see a tiger?" The first question asked of anyone who comes back from Jim Corbett National Park was asked of Sandip Roy recently. Here is ...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Musicians lead the congregation in Praise Singing at ICCNC, Credit: Hana Baba
Mosques here are generally identified by sect, you have, say, the Sunni Mosque, the Shia Mosque, the Sufi Mosque. But the Islamic Cultural Center o...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:52
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For centuries, religion has sparked the design of some of the world’s most beautiful buildings. But what is that process? What built elements make ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:53
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The mystery over what the falcon really is, whether it even existed, and why it has any value has remained so compelling, in fact, that over the ye...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
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Caption: Searsville Dam, Credit: Wikimedia commons user Gazebo
The Searsville Dam is causing big trouble on the peninsula. The 122-year-old, 65-foot-tall dam is closed to the public, hidden away on 1,200 acres ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
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When most people are on their way to sleep, San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team, or SF HOT, is just beginning its graveyard shift.

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 07:34
  • Purchases: 1
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We are always adjusting the way we sound. It especially depends on the social situation we are in. Linguists call it "code switching," a term origi...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:19
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Caption: Hannah Young giving her boifriend Clem Breslin a smooch.
Many spaces are designated for either men or women: bathrooms, clothing stores, hair salons. But some people don’t subscribe to being a man or a wo...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 08:01
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Caption: Programmers show off their virtual reality experiments.
Cris Miranda believes in the promise of virtual reality. After decades of hype, 2015 may be the year that it breaks into homes around the country.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 11:41
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There’s a lot of talk in education circles these days about changing to the common core curriculum or changing from books to computers. But at Life...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 08:23
Caption: The Internet Archive, San Francisco., Credit: Under CC license from Flickr user Beatrice Murch
In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. Th...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:37
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Caption: A recreation of protests by South Asian Berkeley students against emergency in India., Credit: Berkeley South Asian Radical Walking Tour
In 2012, Barnali Ghosh began the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour with her husband, Anirvan Chatterjee.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 08:08
Caption: People wait for their numbers to be called inside the San Jose Driver's License Processing Center, Credit: Angela Johnston
Rosa Santos is leaning over a pile of forms and documents in the corner of the San Jose’s new DMV. I meet her along with her friend. They’re both a...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:44
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Starting a small business in the Bay Area can be quite a chore. To be successful, you have to twist yourself into unusual shapes.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 08:43
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San Francisco is America’s second most densely populated area, after Manhattan. And with new construction all over town, it’s going to get even den...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:01
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In this part of Oakland, deep potholes and trash mark the street. But then, there’s this perfectly manicured shrine. It’s an elaborate structure, d...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 10:11
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Sandip Roy tries to call his mother, but it proves to be more challenging than one would expect.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 06:00