Rai Sue Sussman

Mt. Sutro's eucalyptus trees raise question of how to manage urban forests

On a rare sunny morning on San Francisco’s Mt. Sutro, I went on a hike with Rupa Bose, webmaster of an organization called Save Sutro. Bose lives in the Forest Knolls neighborhood abutting the eucalyptus forest.
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Your Call: The Wells Fargo scandal; Trapped in Aleppo

On the September 30th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly air bombardments on Aleppo, Syria, and the worsening humanitarian situation in the besieged city.
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California nurses endorse Prop. 64 ... Oakland’s permit process stalls ... Will pot license save Amoeba Records? ... Pot and pregnancy ... and more.

Philosophy Talk: Trust and Mistrust

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"trust" by Ellis Nijeboer used under CC license

Could we get anything useful done without trusting someone?

KALW Almanac: Friday Sep.30, 2016

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 Today Friday, 30th of September of 2016 is the 274th day of the year  There are 92 days remaining until the end of the year. 39 Days to Election Day. 24 Days to Register To Vote. The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:06 am  and sunset will be at 6:53 pm.  Today we will have 11 hours and 47 minutes of daylight 

On the September 30th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly air bombardments on Aleppo, Syria, and the worsening humanitarian situation in the besieged city.

Holly McDede

 

When Stanford student Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in prison for sexual assault, lots of people thought he deserved a longer sentence. They saw a white, college athlete let off the hook.

 

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Jack London Square

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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.

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A new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California is trying to address gentrification, one of the Bay Area’s biggest hot button issues, through a broad range of work from West Oakland residents—from school kids to aerosol muralists to documentary filmmakers—who share their own thoughts.

Gurusurya Photography

Join us Sunday, October 2 at 8am — When death approaches, an extraordinary thing happens: we become fully present to life.

Courtesy of Lavay Smith

Today’s local music is by Lavay Smith, who counts Dinah Washington and Bessie Smith among her influences. 

Austin Forbord Rapt Productions

This week on Open Air, guest host Peter Robinson talks with Pianists-composers Anne Sajdera and Davide Verotta about their upcoming concerts with original and repertoire compositions for two pianos, in Oakland and San Francisco. Aerial choreographer Jo Kreiter stops by to share details about “Grace and Delia are Gone”, a site-specific work by Flyaway productions, created for the Firehouse at Fort Mason, which explores the topic of violence against women through the lens of murder ballads. Choral conductor Ragnar Bohlin discusses ‘Immortal Fire’, a concert program by Cappella SF which includes works by Bach, Britten, and a world premiere by Mark Volkert. Plus, conductor and trumpeter Chad Goodman and composer Aaron Gervais talk about the Elevate Ensemble’s season-opener ‘Stravinsky: Reconstructed’, which breaks down and rebuilds Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Octet for Wind Instruments’. 

Open Air with guest host Peter Robinson. Heard live on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…

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KALW Almanac: Thursday Sep. 29, 2016

Today Thursday, 29th of September of 2016 is the 273rd day of the year There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year. 40 Days to Election Day 25 Days to register to vote! The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:05 am and sunset will be at 6:54 pm. Today we will have 11 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.
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