Photo courtesy of Rue Mapp

Black folks and nature

The original version of this story aired in 2014. This extended version includes an update as of August 30th, 2016. One of the Bay Area’s main attractions is its proximity to nature. Only 45 minutes separate Bay Area residents from arriving at the ocean, the mountains, or a hiking trail. But not everybody experiences the Bay Area’s natural beauty.
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Your Call: The Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protest

On the August 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing protest at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota. For weeks, thousands of Native Americans have joined Standing Rock Sioux tribe members in their protest against the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipe.
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Survey: National Parks need to reach out to non-white communities

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According to nationwide survey conducted by the New America Media, nearly half of non-white voters have never been to a national park.

 

A significant number of African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics never get to see the treasures of this land, because they are not sure if they are welcome in National Public Lands.

 

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Shelton Johnson brings the hidden history of Blacks in the American West to life through a storytelling project at Yosemite National Park. In his performance, he channels that past, and transforms into the fictional role of Buffalo Soldier Elizy Bowman. And, as a note for our listeners, this story contains some racially-charged language.

Photo courtesy of Rue Mapp

 

The original version of this story aired in 2014. This extended version includes an update as of August 30th, 2016.

One of the Bay Area’s main attractions is its proximity to nature. Only 45 minutes separate Bay Area residents from arriving at the ocean, the mountains, or a hiking trail. But not everybody experiences the Bay Area’s natural beauty.

Richmond's real life Rosie-the-Riveters

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The Betty Reid Soskin Pages

During World War II, the city of Richmond quadrupled in size when about 70,000 workers flocked to work at the shipyards that dotted the bay’s shoreline.

Destiny Muhammad Project

Hear that?  If you think classical harp is just for weddings and classical symphonies, well, Destiny Muhammad is here to teach you otherwise.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Billy Wayne Davis and Will Durst.

Billy Wayne Davis performs tomorrow at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

Will Durst performs Friday at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. Click here for more details.

KALW Almanac: Tuesday Aug. 30, 2016

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 Today Tuesday, 30th of August of 2016 is the 243rd day of the year There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun rose in San Francisco at 6:40 am  and sunset will be at 7:40 pm.  Today we will have 13 hours of sun.  The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

On the August 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing protest at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota. For weeks, thousands of Native Americans have joined Standing Rock Sioux tribe members in their protest against the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipe.

99% Invisible: The Blazer Experiment

Aug 29, 2016
Photo courtesy of Darryl M. Lindsay

In 1968, the police department in Menlo Park, California hired a new police chief. His name was Victor Cizanckas and his main goal was to reform the department, which had a strained relationship with the community at the time.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Drew Ackerman, host of the Sleep With Me podcast, tells us why he chose this Neil Young tune.

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Cabrillo Festival

The Cabrillo Festival on KALW!

KALW is proud to be the broadcast partner for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s 2016 season, and to present the complete orchestra concert broadcasts in four special programs hosted by Sarah Cahill, host of Revolutions Per Minute.
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KALW Almanac: Tuesday Aug. 30, 2016

Today Tuesday, 30th of August of 2016 is the 243rd day of the year There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year. The sun rose in San Francisco at 6:40 am and sunset will be at 7:40 pm. Today we will have 13 hours of sun. The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.
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