Credit: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

Your Call's Media Roundtable: The fall of Kirkuk & the culture of fear in the US

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll talk about the fall of Kirkuk with the Guardian’s Martin Chulov. Three weeks after the Kurdish referendum for independence, the Iraqi military and Iranian backed Shiite militias took over the Kurdish held city of Kirkuk. What’s next?

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Philosophy Talk: Camus and the Absurd

22 hours ago

Is life really just like a rock you keep pushing up a hill so it won't roll back over you?


Cheers!  It’s Global Champagne Day!

Today is Friday, October 20, 2017, the 293rd day of the year with 72 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:24am  
  • Sunset: 6:25pm

...giving us 11 hours and 4 minutes of daylight.  None of the moon will be visible, but it rises at 8:08am.

Credit: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters


On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll talk about the fall of Kirkuk with the Guardian’s Martin Chulov. Three weeks after the Kurdish referendum for independence, the Iraqi military and Iranian backed Shiite militias took over the Kurdish held city of Kirkuk. What’s next?

Scorched cars and free bus rides in fire's aftermath

Oct 19, 2017
Ninna Gaensler-Debs

The North Bay fires — on top of claiming lives, homes, and businesses — also claimed vehicles. Crosscurrents host Hana Baba talked with KALW's transportation reporter Eli Wirtschafter about next steps for people who lost their cars in the wildfires.

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General Mariano Vallejo, the 19th century founder of Sonoma, had a lot of influence in the North Bay. He’s got a town named after him, of course, and he also had something to do with naming the neighboring county of Marin. KALW’s Steven Short tells us all about it in this episode of “The Source.”

 

Click the player above to listen to the complete interview.

This story originally aired in 2012. 

Michael Morgan celebrates his 28th season at the Oakland Symphony

Oct 19, 2017
Anthony Mogli Maureal

 

Maestro Michael Morgan has been leading the Oakland Symphony since 1990.

Zoe Lew

Psychedelic Friendship Bingo mixes vaudeville, improv comedy, and mustard, with a classic party game for an unusual night.

Comedian Jesús U. BettaWork: Sights & Sounds

Oct 19, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Comedian Jesús U. BettaWork calls his act 100 percent "real fruit comedy," and he co-hosts The Komedy Kiki monthly at The Stud bar in San Francisco. He told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Binah: Nicole Krauss with Judson True

Oct 19, 2017

Writer Nicole Krauss interweaves the stories of two disparate people whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

Almanac - Thursday 10/19/17

Oct 19, 2017

Today Thursday, the 19th of October of 2017 is the 292nd day of the year...

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Almanac - Friday 10/20/17

Cheers! It’s Global Champagne Day! Today is Friday, October 20, 2017, the 293rd day of the year with 72 days remaining. Sunrise : 7:24am Sunset : 6:25pm ...giving us 11 hours and 4 minutes of daylight. None of the moon will be visible, but it rises at 8:08am.

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