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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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Sandip Roy is at the Jaipur Literary festival in Kolkata, India's old capital, speaking with Rana Dasgupta about Delhi, India's new capital...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: John Steinbeck's childhood home., Credit: Max Pringle
John Steinbeck, the author of such classics as “the Grapes of Wrath” and “Of Mice and Men” was born to a middle class family in a beautiful, turret...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 07:27
Caption: Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, leads a group on a white water adventure, Credit: Outdoor Afro
There's a mountain of statistics that suggest black Americans don’t go out in nature as much as people of other ethnicities, but one Bay Area organ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:22
Caption: Yosemite National Park ranger Shelton Johnson in uniform as a "Buffalo Soldier."
Shelton Johnson is a ranger at Yosemite National Park. He’s part Cherokee, part African American, and part Seminole. And he’s used his background ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 08:28
Caption: The Old Mint is currently used for special events. There are also tours on weekends.
The Old Mint was the only financial institution still operational following the 1906 earthquake and fire. At one time, it held a third of the natio...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 07:08
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Earlier this fall San Francisco Muni buses displayed an ad that may have upset you. Or angered you. Or made you feel threatened. The Muni ad was pa...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 09:04
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In 2002, Juan Carlos Cancino, was riding his bike around town and found an entire city block of dilapidated greenhouses, near a hill in the Portola...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 08:44
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If Vincent Van Gogh lived in the Bay Area now rather than the Netherlands in the 19th century, maybe he would have been a popular video game design...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 08:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A board encouraging attendance greets students and parents as they walk into Garfield Elemantary School, Credit: Isabel Angell
Oakland schools have a dropout rate that’s higher than the state average. So, the district made solving the problem a priority. Officials started t...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 06:18
Caption: Jane and Henry Evans at their house, Credit: Angela Johnston
Then, Henry suffered from what is called a brain stem dissection. That stroke left him trapped, unable to lift a finger at first, or say a word. Bu...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paro the seal, charging by its electronic pacifier , Credit: Angela Johnston
At the Livermore Veteran’s Hospital, there are a few animals residents can see: wild turkeys that run around the grounds, rattlesnakes that hide ou...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 08:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Debika and Ronu
The end of year issues all over magazine stands in India all carry photo spreads of the icons we lost. Famous people from the world of politics and...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Judi Leff at her parents' grave in Colma , Credit: Melanie Young
When someone we love dies, how can a headstone express who they were? The answer begins with diamonds.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 07:32
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Some of all Parts, is a San Francisco rap group made up of old high school buddies Carlos Teasdale, Daniel Velarde, and Joe Truss. Truss is Assista...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 1
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San Francisco’s Mission District. It’s a neighborhood where Mark Zuckerberg now owns a home, and a place where an affluent, whiter population is di...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 06:23
Caption: Construction site at the Calaveras Dam in the East Bay hills.
When work began to rebuild the Calaveras Dam, Paleontologist Jim Walker was called to the scene to hunt for fossils. He expected to find a few, but...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mural portrait of Esteban Cuaya-Muñoz at the Oakland Museum of California, by artist Brett Cooke
In November, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved legislation allocating $300,000 to help San Franciscans who want PrEP to get access to i...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
Caption: Dheeraj Singh trying on sunglasses at Old Navy in Emeryville, Credit: Julie Caine
Dheeraj Singh is the first officer on a container ship that makes regular runs from China, to California, to Japan, and back again.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:51
Caption: Kirk Lombard explaining how to catch crab from the Bay , Credit: Angela Johnston
Kirk Lombard calls himself a sea forager, and every other week offers this walking and fishing tour: a two-hour lesson on how to catch your own sea...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 09:50
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Every place has a history hidden that lives beneath what you can see on the surface. Just take the Mission District.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:24