Eli Wirtschafter

Driving apps like Waze are creating new traffic problems

After a long day teaching at Ohlone College in Fremont, Rose-Margaret Itua often spends 40 minutes just waiting to get on the highway. It’s only a mile – a straight shot down Mission Boulevard to 680. But in the four years Itua has been teaching at the college, this short stretch has become maddeningly slow.

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Your Call: Media coverage of Trump's shadow cabinet & US policy toward North Korea

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Asia. He called US - North Korea policy of the past 20 years a failure and said "this policy of strategic patience has ended." What does that mean?

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Major changes in Oakland pot regulations ... Cannabis at the gym ... What’s in your vape pen? ... Woody Harrelson, Grateful Dead ... and more. 

Philosophy Talk: Anatomy of a Terrorist

17 hours ago
"Terrorist" by Eero Lagle used under CC license

Are terrorists just ordinary people driven to commit extraordinary acts?


David Latulippe

Join KALW General Manager Matt Martin for the next Manager’s Report to the Listeners, Monday at 5pm.

Matt will talk about a number of program changes that will go into effect in April:

The BBC’s World Have Your Say is going out of production, so in its place we’ll be introducing On Point, a daily national conversation about politics and current events hosted by Tom Ashbrook from WBUR in Boston.

Daily Almanac March 24, 2017

18 hours ago

Today is Friday March 24, 2017 The 83rd day of 2017-- 282 left Sunrise this morning 7:05 a.m. set: 7:26 p.m. 12:21 hours of daylight Moonrise: 5:06 a.m. set: 4:02 p.m. . SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY: Today is :Natoinal Chocolate Covered Raisin Day, Red Nose Day and World T.B. Day This day in History: 1379 - The Gelderse war ended. 1545 - German Parliament opened in Worms. 1550 - France and England signed the Peace of Boulogne. 1629 - In Virginia, the first game law was passed in the American colonies.

  

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Asia. He called US - North Korea policy of the past 20 years a failure and said "this policy of strategic patience has ended." What does that mean?

Credit: Alyssa Kapnik Portraiture cropped & edited with permission

Today’s local music is performed by Patrick Galvin. A San Francisco native, he performs classical violin recitals, both solo, and in chamber settings. And he’s in a folk band- but not this week.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Essig Museum

Mar 23, 2017
Photograph by Kyle Merrit Ludowitz.

This auditory guessing game is part of Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live and the people who live there with you. 

Driving apps like Waze are creating new traffic problems

Mar 23, 2017
Eli Wirtschafter

After a long day teaching at Ohlone College in Fremont, Rose-Margaret Itua often spends 40 minutes just waiting to get on the highway. It’s only a mile – a straight shot down Mission Boulevard to 680. But in the four years Itua has been teaching at the college, this short stretch has become maddeningly slow.

Rachel Wong

One of the first things you hear when you enter the East Bay Vivarium is lots of scratching. It's coming from inside a large cage -- its a giant lizard that’s nearly as long as I am tall. “His name is Elmo, he’s a good guy. People love him,” says Owen Maerks, one of the co-owners here at the Vivarium.

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Almanac ~ Thursday, 3/23/17

Today is Thursday, March 23, 2017 the 81st day of the year with 283 days remaining. Sunrise: 7:08am Sunset: 7:25pm ...giving us 12 hours and 17 minutes of daylight. 29% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 3:02pm

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