Thank you for your support in the September Campaign!

Thank you to the more than 2000 listeners who gave their support during KALW's September membership campaign. You sustain the station, and inspire us in the work. We did fall significantly short of our goal of $400,000. If you can help us close the gap in the next few days, we would welcome your support.

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: Mexico's earthquake, Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, & St. Louis protests

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly earthquake in Mexico, which killed more than 225 people, including at least 25 children at a school in Mexico City.

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Photo courtesy of Suz Somersall/modified from original

From her childhood as a self-confessed gaming nerd to her career as an engineering-inspired artist (or is it art-inspired engineer?), Suz Somersall has made a life of her own design. 

Dragon boat racing in the Bay Area

7 hours ago

 

This weekend, the Bay waters will be filled with dragons. Well … dragon boats, anyway. The Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival takes place at Lake Merritt Saturday and Sunday. So, what’s Dragon Boat racing about? We’ll find out from Jacky Chiu, a student from Burton High School who took part in our summer internship program.

 

Chuck Grimmett - Used under license from Google Images (noncommercial reuse with modification / cropped from original)

Jeff Sessions still doesn’t like pot ... California Assembly takes up marijuana rescheduling question ... Industrial property in Santa Rosa booming due to cannabis ... Health and more.

Philosophy Talk: A World Without Work

9 hours ago

Can we still lead productive, meaningful lives if the demand for human labor disappears?


Today is Friday, September 22, 2017, the 265th day of the year with 100 days remaining.  It’s the first day of Autumn!  A patent was received by Italo Marchiony on this date in 1903 for a machine that could create 10 ice cream cones at once (!) pictured above...

  • Sunrise: 6:58am  
  • Sunset: 7:06pm

...giving us 12 hours and 8 minutes of daylight.  2% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 9:21am.

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly earthquake in Mexico, which killed more than 225 people, including at least 25 children at a school in Mexico City.

Jen Olenik

Dr. Emily Silverman noticed that she and her colleagues were missing a creative outlet for processing their professional experiences. So, she created the live storytelling event, The Nocturnist.

Laura Wenus

 

The narrowly averted closure of a special care facility at St. Luke’s hospital in San Francisco highlights a bigger problem in the region — and even statewide.

 

9/21: Patients and providers

Sep 21, 2017

Today on Crosscurrents: As one group of patients wins a reprieve, cities grapple with the problem of providing extended nursing care. Doctors and health-care workers, meanwhile, get it off their chests at a live-storytelling series created just for them — The Nocturnists.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. The eclectic electronic musician Maya Songbird, who'll be playing this Friday at the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, told KALW’s Ninna Gaensler-Debs about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

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Coming in October: The Uncharted Radio Hour

Uncharted is the annual festival of ideas in downtown Berkeley produced by Berkeleyside , Berkeley's award-winning news site.

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Almanac - Friday 9/22/17

Today is Friday, September 22, 2017, the 265th day of the year with 100 days remaining. It’s the first day of Autumn! A patent was received by Italo Marchiony on this date in 1903 for a machine that could create 10 ice cream cones at once (!) pictured above... Sunrise: 6: 58am Sunset: 7:06pm ...giving us 12 hours and 8 minutes of daylight. 2% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 9:21am.

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