Marissa Ortega-Welch

From the doctor to the DMV: Trans people rush to change IDs under Trump

Kris Gambardella is visiting the doctor today in order to get a new driver’s license. Kris is 26 and does social work in San Francisco. Like a lot of transgender people, he has yet to legally change his name and what’s called the “gender marker” on his legal documents.

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The failed promise of the Internet

Sights & Sounds: Tanya Tomkins

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Cellist and co-founder of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival Tanya Tomkins told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

 

Who is Ajit Pai, the new chair of the FCC?

Microbiologist and Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel discuss the role of telomeres in the aging process.

KALW Almanac: Thu. Feb. 23, 2017

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 Today Thursday, 23rd of February of 2017 is the 54th day of the year. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:48 am  and sunset will be at 5:58 pm.  Today we will have 11 hours and 10 minutes of daylight. 

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer John Adams in celebration of his 70th birthday, and the performances this week of Adams' work ‘Scheherazade.2’, subtitled a ‘Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra’, with violin soloist Leila Josefowicz, and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.

The failed promise of the Internet

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The web has been seen as the originator of the information age. But to many, it's now the perpetrator of the disinformation age.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, activist, musician, and educator Melanie DeMore tells us why she chose "Willow," by Joan Armatrading.

Are you longing for the laid-back Mendo surfer vibe, but don’t have time to travel north? Then maybe you should hear Mendonesia. This San Francisco band describes their sound as “somewhere between psych and folk.” 

 

Why is the promise of upward mobility unattainable for so many? University of Michigan sociologist Kristin Seefeldt joins us to talk about her new book Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century.

Fog City Blues: Inspector Gadje

Feb 22, 2017
John Nilsen Studios

With up to 14 musicians (12 horns and 2 percussionists), Bay Area-San Francisco-based Inspector Gadje brings a big sound to the beautiful and bumpin’ brass band music of the Balkans of south-eastern Europe.

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KALW Almanac: Thu. Feb. 23, 2017

Today Thursday, 23rd of February of 2017 is the 54th day of the year. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:48 am and sunset will be at 5:58 pm. Today we will have 11 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.

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