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: Santa Rita Jail, Credit: California Energy Commission
Arthur Streeter is taking me to meet an inmate who’s going to be released from jail today. “So we’re going to pick him up and get something to eat...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 12:49
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Caption: Cast of Multi Ethnic Theater's "Jitney"
In the garage of a house in San Francisco’s Excelsior district, rehearsal is underway. In the space where a car would normally go is a stage set: a...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 07:15
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California seems to be getting it from both sides. The state is in a serious drought at the same time coastal areas are studying ways to avoid bein...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:46
Caption: The 168th class of the Oakland Police Academy, Credit: Kyung Jin Lee
After years of struggle, the Oakland Police Department is finally getting some positive news. Crime rates are down in all major categories, includi...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 07:24
Caption: Reporter Martina Castro interviews a pigeon, Credit: Elizabeth Young
So what? I’m a little obsessed with pigeons. I’m not sure when it started exactly, but at some point I realized I couldn’t keep my eyes off of them...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 08:03
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Caption: Wildlife biologist Doug Bell birdwatching at the Altamont Pass, Credit: Judy Silber
California entrepreneurs saw potential in the gusty winds that blew out at the Altamont Pass, between the Central Valley and Bay Area. By the mid-’...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 07:09
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At about 1:30am, after a night out with friends, Kyle Nichols-Schmolze is waiting for the AC Transit 800 bus near Market and Van Ness in San Franci...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 08:49
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A vibrant mural announces Happy Lot Farm and Garden to visitors and anyone passing by. A greenhouse stands in the middle of the lot, and an improvi...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:45
Caption: Oliver Jacobson is a music therapist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Here, he plays a session with one of his patients, Maia Mead, Credit: Liz Mak
Oliver Jacobson started playing violin when he was six years old. At 18, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music, one of the top music schools in t...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 09:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Family visits at the Alameda County Jail , Credit: Daniel Arauz
Nearly one in ten children in California have a parent in the criminal justice system, but it’s hard to find numbers for individual cities. Experts...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 05:37
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Eighteen-year-old Tatyana Martinez turned to writing poetry as a young girl to cope with big changes in her life. Over time, her poetry evolved int...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 04:38
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“The goal is Zero Waste by 2020, and we think that is an achievable goal.” Those words from former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom back in 2009 p...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:04
Caption: Sandy Mix teaches piano to Diane Wilson., Credit: Rachel Wong
From the moment Sandy Mix wakes up in the morning, she is thinking about music. Over coffee, she plans the day’s lessons.

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 04:58
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Caption: Area slated for nature reserve on Alameda Island, Credit: Laura Flynn
I’m on the east side of Alameda Island, standing in mud in front of a storm drain that empties out into San Leandro Bay. There’s a stretch of homes...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 07:51
Caption: Off-leash dogs and dog walkers at Muir Beach., Credit: Tiffany Camhi
Just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, a few miles from Muir Woods, lies Muir Beach. The beautiful and peaceful waterfront is a favorite...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 06:13
Caption: Chinatown resident Lee Ming Dang in her 7 by 7 foot home., Credit: Melanie Young
Tenants are facing a tough time in San Francisco. The city has some of the nation’s highest rents and laws like the Ellis Act have made evictions f...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 08:29
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Caption: Downtown High School project-based learning student-centered learning alternative education high school public education SFUSD, Credit: Jen Chien
Nearly a dozen teenagers are scattered in small groups across a large classroom at Downtown High School in San Francisco. Some strum on guitars. Ot...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 09:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Second grade teacher Pamela Diebel releases her class after the lockdown drill., Credit: Rhian Miller
Every time news of another school shooting hits the headlines, so does the debate about how to keep children safe. After the shootings at Sandy Hoo...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 10:14
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For some people, getting dressed in the morning isn’t about just throwing on what’s in reach, or clean. For others, it’s more of a ritual with atte...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 05:15
Caption: A selection of different types of Bespoke fairing designs., Credit: Angela Johnston
When Deborah Bevilacqua lost her leg in a motorcycle accident ten years ago, she had to get a prosthetic leg. It’s been functional she says, but it...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 11:41