Why some are fighting the new 2020 census citizenship question

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a new count every decade — and the next one is coming up in 2020. Last month the bureau released the questions they intend to use … and one new question has caused vigorous debate and multiple lawsuits.

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The Bay Area's economic boom: who's been left behind?

On this edition of Your Call, UC Berkeley geography professor emeritus Richard Walker discusses his new book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area .

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson / via U.S. Air Force

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss childcare deserts. Working parents in the US often have a hard time finding childcare. What does that mean for parents' careers, and for children's development?

Dan Cummins is performing Wednesday (04/25/2018) through Saturday (04/28/2018) at the Punch Line in San Francisco, CA. Find tickets here.

Solomon Georgio is not performing in the Bay Area this week. Find upcoming shows by Solomon at his website, www.solomongeorgio.com/upcoming-shows.

Every Wednesday through Election Day on June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, and regional measures.

How changes to the Farm Bill could affect Bay Area food stamps

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To listen to this report, tune in to Crosscurrents today on KALW 91.7 FM at 5:00 p.m., and streaming online. A full audio archive will be available here after the broadcast.


The Farm Bill. It sounds like a bill that deals with … well, farming. But the Farm Bill that’s up for renewal and being debated in Congress right now actually deals with a lot more.

Courtesy of Sweet Lew and The Sweet and Lows


When Lewis Gallardo isn’t working with teenagers, he’s the lead singer and guitarist of the San Francisco soul band Sweet Lew and the Sweet Lows.


The band released their debut EP “From Scratch” in February; Lew sat down with us for this edition of Bay Area Beats to share why hopes his music can help inspire the next generation of Latino musicians.



Behind the scenes at the San Francisco Food Bank

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San Francisco and Marin Food Bank

Paul Ash is the executive director of the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. And he’s taking us on a tour of the main distribution center in Potrero Hill.

Looking at Education with Carol Kocivar 4-24-2018

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Looking at Education with Carol Kocivar April 24, 2018

Philosophy Talk: Heidegger

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Martin Heidegger has been hailed by many as the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century. He has also been criticized for being both nearly unreadable and a Nazi.

Radio Poets 2018: Angelo Castro, "When I'm King"

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When I'm King

By Angelo Castro, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

When I'm king, I would want a queen, by my side when I'm having a hard time...


KALW's Spring 2018 Program Guide

Click here for a PDF of the Spring 2018 program guide.

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Applications are now being accepted for KALW's Audio Academy.

Almanac - Tuesday 4/24

Today Tuesday, 24th of April of 2018 is the 114th day of the year There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year. 58 days until summer begins ...

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