Sarah Tan

Community colleges rethink remedial education

With more than 2 million students, California has one of the largest community college systems in the country. But its graduation rates have been disappointing for years.

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Your Call: President Obama's economic legacy

We’ll continue our weeklong series looking at President Obama’s legacy by focusing on the economy and the 2008 financial crisis.

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Your Call: President Obama's economic legacy

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We’ll continue our weeklong series looking at President Obama’s legacy by focusing on the economy and the 2008 financial crisis.

KALW Almanac: Mon. Jan. 16, 2017

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Today Monday, 16th of January of 2017 is the 16th day of the year.

There are 349 days remaining until the end of 2017.

There is play by Ayn Rand called Night of January 16th.

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:23 am 

and sunset will be at 5:17 pm

Today we will have 9 hours and 54 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:20 pm.

The first high tide was at 2:49 am 

and the next high tide will be at 1:57 pm.

What is President Obama’s foreign policy legacy?

Boston University’s Andrew Bacevich, and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government Stephen Walt, two prominent foreign policy scholars, will reflect on the past eight years.

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. (1799). El sueño de la razon produce monstruos.

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Byron Malik

It’s MLK weekend, and the Bay Area is celebrating with many events to help better connect us to each other and to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

This week, Sedge Thomson brings us reflections on some issues of the day.

For the month of January Your Call's "must read" is Jane Mcalevey's No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age.  Read it, then join the conversation on Tuesday, January 24th at 10 AM PST. 

Cannabis under the Trump Administration ... Oakland municipal bank idea might help dispensaries ... “I bribed the sheriff” ... and more.

Philosophy Talk: Am I Alone?

Jan 13, 2017
"Cogito ergo sum" by Meta-morphosis used under CC license

How do I know that you're a fellow human being with a rich inner life like me?


Today is Friday, January 13, 2017…only 7 days until Inauguration Day! (don’t all cheer at once now…)

  • Sunrise: 7:25
  • Sunset: 5:13pm

99% of the waning moon is visible, rising at 6:59pm

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KALW Almanac: Mon. Jan. 16, 2017

Today Monday, 16th of January of 2017 is the 16th day of the year. There are 349 days remaining until the end of 2017. There is play by Ayn Rand called Night of January 16th . The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:23 am and sunset will be at 5:17 pm Today we will have 9 hours and 54 minutes of daylight. The solar transit will be at 12:20 pm. The first high tide was at 2:49 am and the next high tide will be at 1:57 pm. The first low tide will be at 8:08 am and the next low tide at 8:22 pm....

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