Your Call: Remembering Fidel, Aleppo and the future of Syria

On the December 2nd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing major ground and air assault on eastern Aleppo by Russia, the Syrian regime, and its regional allies.
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This week, Sedge Thomson's guests provoke the appetite for curiosity.

A few of KALW’s picks on what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

Dark times expected with Attorney General pick ... Some dispensaries selling recreational cannabis ahead of 2018 ... LED lighting helps sustainable growers ... Emerald Cup, and more.

Philosophy Talk: Conspiracy Theories

Dec 2, 2016

Is believing in conspiracy theories a sign of paranoia, or is rejecting them a sign of naiveté?


December 2, 2016 is the 337th day of the year, rapidly drawing to a close.  A mere 1% of the slowly waxing moon will be visible, setting at 7:01pm.

  • Sunrise: 7:07am
  • Sunset: 4:51pm

On the December 2nd edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing major ground and air assault on eastern Aleppo by Russia, the Syrian regime, and its regional allies.

Photo from the San Diego Union-Tribune

On the December 1st edition of Your Call, what rights do Standing Rock water protectors have to remain where they are? The North Dakota Governor issued an evacuation order and the Army Corps of Engineers plans to close off access to Oceti Sakowin camp by December 5.

Here's the sound we played as a clue. We asked you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Will social media shift after the election?

Dec 1, 2016
CC Flickr user Sarah Marshall, resized and recropped

Nearly 1.8 billion people use Facebook each month. It’s become a go-to news source, and that’s had a big impact. In fact, some suggest that social media companies, including Facebook, impacted the presidential election by encouraging fake news and polarizing political views.

Courtesy of Guatam Tejas Ganeshan

Berkeley-based singer Gautam Tejas Ganeshan plays Carnatic music -- a devotional form traditional to South India. But he's bringing a local twist to this centuries-old sound.

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KALW Almanac: Thu. Dec. 1, 2016

Today Thursday, 1st of December of 2016 is the 336th day of the year. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:08 am and sunset will be at 4:51 pm. Today we will have 9 hours and 43 minutes of daylight. The solar transit will be at 11:59 am.
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