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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: San Quentin State Prison, Credit: Flickr user John Weiss
When an offender commits a crime, its repercussions impact not only the victim and the perpetrator, but families, friends, and whole communities. ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 06:19
Caption: Greg Eskridge, Credit: Nigel Poor
Gang life is a dangerous proposition for young people - data from a number of U.S. cities shows the chances of dying from violence go up if you are...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 06:54
Caption: Calcutta food festival, Credit: Sandip Roy
Contrary to popular belief, Diwali or the Festival of Lights is not New Year everywhere in India. Some celebrate their New Year during Holi the fes...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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Inside the walls of San Quentin prison there are about 5,000 men serving time -- 5,000 stories of how a man gets to prison, and what he does once h...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 06:06
Caption: Leila Janah, SamaGroup
There are billions of people across the world who are living in poverty and 800 million people who are illiterate--two-thirds of them women and gir...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Marcus Williams went to prison when he was just 17 years old. It was 1984, and “Miami Vice” and “The Cosby Show” were the hottest things on televis...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
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Ron Everett has been incarcerated almost 31 years. Everett was arrested soon after the birth of his son, and their relationship became estranged ov...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 05:56
Caption: "Downward Dog" or adho mukha shvanasana
It's safe to do yoga in American schools, so says the 4th District Court of Appeals. Its great that an Indian tradition has found an American home,...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Derrick Holloway serves as an inmate preacher in San Quentin State Prison., Credit: Nigel Poor
Derrick Holloway grew up in a Christian family, but chose to sell drugs and participate in a lifestyle that resulted in him committing a murder. Af...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:43
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Chris Schumacher may be serving a life sentence, but when he runs, he feels a sense of freedom. Once an addict, he now finds that exercise can curb...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: San Rafael Pacifics Blog, Credit: http://sanrafaelpacifics.wordpress.com
When most of us think about baseball, we might imagine the game being played in parks, in school yards, or in stadiums, but we might not expect to ...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 07:22
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...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 10:58
  • Purchases: 1
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