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Help us reach the goal for our September campaign . . . support KALW now!

Thanks to the powerful generosity of listeners, we are now less than $41,000 from our goal of $375,000 for KALW's September campaign. This is our last on-air fundraiser until May 2017 -- and it's a major one for the future of KALW. Make your donation now!
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Your Call: The refugee crisis; covering the news through the lens of humor

On the September 23rd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the UN summit on refugees.
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My Mixtape: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver

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My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Edward Miguel tells us why he chose this John Denver song.

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Why is everyone so gung ho on having an optimistic attitude?

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Conversations about Autism are often focused on what people can't do.

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Attorney General: Marijuana not a gateway drug in opioid crisis ... Autumn is time for harvest, and violence ... Oakland wants to partner with new cannabis businesses ... What kids should know ... and more.

Philosophy Talk: John Dewey and the Ideal of Democracy

Sep 23, 2016

John Dewey is regarded by some as the American philosopher. 


KALW Almanac: Friday Sep. 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016

  Today Friday, 23th of September of 2016 is the 267th day of the year  There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year. 46 days to Election Day 31 days left to register to vote The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:00 am  and sunset will be at 7:03 pm.  Today we will have 12 hours and 3 minutes of daylight.

Dan Wasserman / Boston Globe

On the September 23rd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the UN summit on refugees.

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When Heather Hernandez saw that KALW was seeking questions from listeners via Hey Area, she wrote in and asked, "Who has worked at KALW the longest?" We invited Heather to the station to interview some of our longest-standing employees. Steven Short — the original KALW newsroom volunteer — helped. 

Zoë Keating's unique style of music has won her acclaim, and all the while she's remained an independent artist. KALW's Martina Castro went to talk with her at her home studio about how she experiments with the sound of her instrument.

Hey Area: Will BART damage my hearing?

Sep 22, 2016
Eli Wirtschafter

 

Every morning, Michael Mackin gets on BART with two bags. There’s a satchel where he keeps all his work stuff, and a backpack where he carries Cooper and Jetta, his two adorable papillions.

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KALW Almanac: Friday Sep. 23, 2016

Today Friday, 23th of September of 2016 is the 267th day of the year There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year. 46 days to Election Day 31 days left to register to vote The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:00 am and sunset will be at 7:03 pm. Today we will have 12 hours and 3 minutes of daylight.
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