Folk Music & Beyond: Tribute To Kate Wolf

This Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of Kate Wolf's death. The California singer-songwriter passed away on December 10, 1986 at age 44. On "Folk Music & Beyond" this coming Saturday at 3 pm, we'll hear lots of Kate's music and some of her most moving, poignant songs. The late Utah Phillips and Kate's guitar accompanist Nina Gerber will share their fond memories of Kate.

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Your Call: Media coverage of Italy's referendum & Steve Mnuchin's 'foreclosure machine'

On the next Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the failed referendum in Italy, and the country’s dire economic conditions.

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What was happening when City Visions debuted in December 1991? Well, San Francisco was in the thick of the AIDS epidemic and effective therapies were years away, Mother Teresa was in town, incumbent mayor Art Agnos had just been defeated by former Police Chief Frank Jordan and the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was a whopping $1000 a month.

State treasurer explores “marijuana banking” ... Oregon at a standstill due to testing ... New ‘drugged driving” rules ... Meet the trimmigrants ... Cannabis and Cabernet considered ... and more.

Philosophy Talk: Weapons of Mass Destruction

Dec 9, 2016

What moral questions do weapons of mass destruction raise that ordinary weapons don't?

Friday, the 9th of December of 2016, is the 344th day of the year; with 23 days remaining. 65% of the waxing moon may be visible through scattered cloud cover and rain showers, rising at 2:02pm

On the next Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the failed referendum in Italy, and the country’s dire economic conditions.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Dickens Christmas Fair

Dec 8, 2016
Ninna Gaensler-Debs

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Courtesy of Dish SF

All week we’ve been airing a series of SRO Stories, profiling the residents of single room occupancy buildings. These residential hotels are the housing of last resort for a lot of people that would otherwise be homeless.

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Stand-up comedian Shanti Charan won Best Comedian of 2016 in the SF Bay Guardian’s annual Best of the Bay write-up, but she still feels like she’s working towards her best material.

Credit Oakocalyptic Designs: Edited and cropped with permission

Our local music for today is by Musae , a women’s vocal ensemble from San Francisco. The group is a musical collective, meaning that each singer contributes to the artistic process.

Sights & Sounds: Shanti Charan

Dec 8, 2016
Ryan Johnson/ cropped and resized

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Shanti Charan is a local comedian . She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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Almanac ~ Friday, 12/9/16

Friday, the 9th of December of 2016, is the 344th day of the year; with 23 days remaining. 65% of the waxing moon may be visible through scattered cloud cover and rain showers, rising at 2:02pm

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KALW's Fall Program Guide

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