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: 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
  • Purchases: 1
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
Caption: Our tour guide: Christopher Verdosi, assistant costume director, Credit: David Boyer
San Francisco seems to jump at any excuse to throw off daily wear in favor of something more theatrical. That explains why around 2500 people showe...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 07:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Current Pope Francis has famously said about homosexuality, “who am I to Judge?” But despite his progressive words, the Roman Catholic church does ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 06:06
Caption: Pending approval, a reconstructed 6 foot fence could line the perimeter of Huntington Park in Nob Hill., Credit: Visualization courtesy of SF Recreation and Park Department
If you live in the neighborhood, Huntington Park in San Francisco’s Nob Hill, it's a great place to relax, read a book, or, as Haris Butt says, bri...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Sandip Roy tries to hear through the noise and get to the heart of Diwali.

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Firehouse Art Collective door opens to rainy Adeline Street., Credit: Mary Rees
Once or twice a month in the East Bay, violinists and bass-players, flautists and trumpeters -- gather to play orchestra music. But instead of a co...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 07:21
Caption: The map shows both active and planned wireless service. Currently, only the Free Wifi Service on Market Street is a supported service. , Credit: City of San Francisco
At the corner of Sanchez and Market, Jason Dorn pulls out an iPhone. He’s at one end point of the access area for San Francisco Free WiFi, a free w...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:30
Caption: The Hamlin School on Broadway Street in Pacific Heights, Credit: Flickr user rocor
Callie Jones is showing me how to 3D print a tiny yellow chess piece, after designing it herself on a computer. It’s her second day in the 3D print...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 06:04
Caption: If implemented, Laura’s Law would allow courts to compel those suffering from severe mental illness to outpatient treatment. , Credit: Flickr user andersdenkend
The shooting at Seattle Pacific University marks the latest gun-related tragedy in the U.S. It follows the attacks in Isla Vista at UC Santa Barbar...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 09:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Members of the Heart Wrenchers Auto Club, Credit: Jen Chien
Natasha Cronin is a first-year student in the Automotive Technology Department at Skyline College in San Bruno. She and her classmates are standing...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 07:42
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Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing are best friends. They were both in separate bands and living in Marin County when they decided to go on tour togeth...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dev Bootcamp class, Credit: Rachel Wong
Around 20 students are standing in a circle in a big open office space. There are both men and women, mostly in their 20s or 30s. One-by-one, they...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 07:15
Caption: RAW Talent poets in This is Home, Credit: Julia B. Chan/CIR
Donte Clark stands in the middle of a dimly lit stage. A projected photo of a dilapidated apartment building flickers on the wall behind him. In th...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 12:42
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When you’re trying to figure out a piece of information online, your search will typically bring you to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia about pr...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 10:56
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TraVaughn Hicks has been making music since he was a young boy and his rapper uncle would record him singing on his songs.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 04:36