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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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Caption: Shreya Singhal
The Internet just became freer in India thanks to a young woman who decided to do something about it instead of just complaining.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Tanya Holland, Brown Sugar Kitchen
What's it take to succeed in a competitive restaurant market? In a $683 billion industry, less than 5% of restaurant owners are women. Tanya Hollan...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Artist OREE ORIGINOL's artwork on display on the corner of 24th and Byrant in the Mission., Credit: Todd Whitney
If you have walked the streets of the Bay Area recently -- you might have seen posters featuring the names and faces of Oscar Grant, Renisha McBrid...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Maria Eitz is a priest for the San Francisco Sophia in Trinity community, Credit: Tom Levy
n the dining room of her San Francisco home, Maria Eitz shows off her priestly attire -- a beautiful red, embroidered stole...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 10:58
Caption: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director at the Greater Good Science Center and co-instructor of The Science of Happiness, Credit: Liz Mak
U.C. Berkeley is known for its world-class scientists, in disciplines like physics, chemistry or biology. But just a few blocks away from campus, y...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 08:48
  • Purchases: 1
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How do neighborhoods develop distinct identities? Why was San Francisco’s North Beach an enclave for poetry, for example? Or the Castro a haven for...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 07:06
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The way we make a living is changing. For about a third of Americans, regular hours and benefits are giving way to a patchwork of contracting, temp...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bond-funded construction at Dolores Park, Credit: Flickr user torbakhopper
In the most recent election, San Francisco voters approved a $500-million transportation bond for projects like BART escalators, traffic signals, b...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 07:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Beginning next fall, all San Francisco public schools will offer a class called Ethnic Studies. It’s a look at American history and culture from th...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Danielle Gabriel and her daughter stand vigil outside West County Detention Facility., Credit: Photo by Stephen Southern.
Every month, Alex Aldana stands in protest in front of the West County Detention Facility in Richmond. It’s a medium-security jail that holds men a...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:27
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Hundreds of students at Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco are taking part in a nationwide Tech Timeout, challenging students to unplug f...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:22
  • Purchases: 1
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For Sandip Roy, after growing up in India America was a culture shock. After 20 years in America living in India was its own culture shock. Everyth...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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San Francisco is a biodiversity hotspot. Its vast parks are home to more than 50 types of mammals. Now, the city named after the patron saint of an...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 1
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The population of wild turkeys in the United States has been growing steadily throughout the country, and the trend holds true here in California. ...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 08:21
Caption: Mill Valley's Matt Jaffe, of Matt Jaffe & The Distractions.
“You know, you can only paint a painting once. But a song, you can replay, re-envision, re-imagine virtually an infinite number of times,” says Mat...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 07:31
Caption: Jackie Cooper at home, Credit: Marcy Fraser
One in four homeless people are veterans. There are approximately 800 homeless veterans on San Francisco’s streets.Experts in the field believe the...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 09:07
Caption: A man looks through bikes at a homeless encampment in San Jose. Many people removed from a camp known as The Jungle have tried to find other safe places to live as a community but keep getting moved., Credit: Leslie Griffy
The gravel edge of the railroad tracks that backs on to a warehouse wasn’t the end of the line for Marshawn Lewis and his neighbors. In fact, they’...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 03:07
Caption: A bike hangs on the wall outside Good Karma Bikes in San Jose, Credit: Leslie Griffy
Getting around sprawling Santa Clara County is a trick for anyone, but for those without housing, getting to and from services and opportunities is...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 03:20
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The main prayer hall at Gurdwara Sahib Fremont, the Fremont Sikh temple, is a cavernous room. A beautiful marble center aisle leads to an altar, wh...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 08:22
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KALW was a winner of a 2014 Zeitfunk Award from PRX. Here is our acceptance speech.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:54