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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: Laura Weidman Powers
Bringing more people of color into tech may be the next civil rights movement. Laura Weidman Powers, co-founder and CEO of Code2040, talks with Inf...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Paul Beatty at the Kolkata Literary Meet , Credit: Kolkata Literary Meet
If the polls had been right and Hillary Clinton had won someone could have written a great American satire of an America where Donald Trump wins. B...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Patti Niemi
What if the thing you really love to do makes you so anxious it gets in the way of doing your job? For Patti Niemi, a percussionist with the San Fr...

Bought by KWMR, KSJD, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: 12 year old Ananya Vinay, Credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
The Scripps National Spelling Bee has a new winner. 12 year old Ananya Vinay. Another Indian American. That’s not news anymore. But Ananya Vinay’s ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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Alex Tizon recently wrote about his family’s slave, Lola. Some praise Alex TIzon for his courage in confronting a dark chapter in his family’s hist...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The ensemble cast of Monsoon Wedding, Credit: Photo courtesy Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair was an unlikely hit in 2001. A movie set in India but not a British Raj nostalgia film. Nor a Passage to spiritual Ind...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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This mother’s Day I was thinking about a very particular mother. Not mine but a woman named Leila Seth. Leila Seth was the first woman to top th...

  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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Air India’s reputation is of a sort of futzy dowager, very uncool. Even its mascot a Maharajah in a red coat and turban with a pointy mustache see...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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There’s a new political force center stage in India these days. The cow. The cow has always been holy to millions of Hindus but it’s still a plac...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Endurance Amarawa, Ibgiya Malu Chukwuma and Precious Amalcima, Credit: Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustani Times
There have been other mob attacks in India before thre Nigerians were beaten in a mall in Delhi on March 27. Each time the government promises stri...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi
On October 2 India will mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. South Africans say India gave us Mohandas Gandhi. We returned him as the Maha...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
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Used as Indian Americans are to being heralded as the model minority, their feathers might be ruffled by the stories of harassment coming out of th...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It must sting Hindu Americans that Aslan, an Iranian-American often called upon to speak out against stereotyping Islam, seems to be now playing a ...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
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Perhaps an unwelcoming America is not such a bad thing for the rest of the world. It’s as if the American Dream itself is being outsourced back to ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump's new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Who is McMaster? We’ll also talk about t...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
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There’s good, English, bad English and in a case by itself judicial English - perfect for pontification.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Shruti Naik
Deb Liu is VP of Platform and Marketplace at Facebook. As one of few female executives in technology, she is working to address the challenges that...

Bought by KUT, KUAF Public Radio, WLPR, WRGY, KUNM and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Kolkata Lit Fest promotional poster, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
When I was a little boy I once lost my parents in a busy market in Kolkata. I cannot begin to imagine what it means to be lost for 25 YEARS. Like S...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Firuzeh Mahmoudi
Firuzeh Mahmoudi's organization United4Iran is using technology to improve civil liberties in Iran. And Samantha Miller is leading a pharma company...

Bought by KWMR, XRAY.fm, WLPR, WGBH Radio Boston, KUNM and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:25
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Bharati Mukherjee, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
Bharati Mukherjee is gone but she left the light on for many of us.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1