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For kids who need a senior-prom pickup, this driver Rolls with it

Walter Turner edges his 1989 Rolls Royce down a residential street in his Hunters Point neighborhood. It’s a white Silver Spur with a vinyl top the color of peanut butter and Turner’s just had it detailed earlier in the day.

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Media Roundtable: The war on refugees & immigrants, from the US to Italy

From Italy to the US, right-wing governments are waging a war on refugees and immigrants. On this week's media roundtable, we'll discuss Italy’s new government refusal to rescue boats carrying hundreds of migrants, and threatening mass deportation. We'll also discuss the country's racist policies toward Gypsies/Roma.

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Philosophy Talk: Living On Through Others

21 hours ago

If life on Earth were coming to an end in (say) thirty years, would the life of the last person alive be meaningful?


Don't take my Kodachrome away!  (They did...see 2009 below.)

Today is Friday, June 22, 2018, the 173rd day of the year with 192 days remaining.

Sunrise: 5:48 am   

Sunset: 8:35pm

...giving us 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.  64% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 3:35pm.

From Italy to the US, right-wing governments are waging a war on refugees and immigrants. On this week's media roundtable, we'll discuss Italy’s new government refusal to rescue boats carrying hundreds of migrants, and threatening mass deportation. We'll also discuss the country's racist policies toward Gypsies/Roma.

Josh Blue performs this Thursday (06/21/2018) through Saturday (06/23/2018) at The Punch Line in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Fortune Feimster performs Sunday (06/24/2018) at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

THE INTERSECTION: Mountain View or Googleville?

Jun 21, 2018

There's a reason some locals fear that Mountain View is becoming a company town: Google accounts for 1 in 5 jobs here and it owns more land than anyone else.

THE INTERSECTION: Homeless in Googleville

Jun 21, 2018
David Boyer / KALW News / The Intersection

In this episode of THE INTERSECTION's second season, we look at change in the Bay Area from the view of a street corner. In this case, we're parked right outside of Google's headquarters in Mountain View. 

Poet Josiah Luís Alderete: Sights & Sounds

Jun 21, 2018

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Poet and radio maker Josiah Luis Alderete told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Binah: Armistead Maupin with Peter Stein

Jun 21, 2018

On today’s encore edition of Binah, writer Armistead Maupin chronicles his odyssey from the Old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to groundbreaking writer and gay rights pioneer, in his memoir Logical Family.

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KALW's Spring 2018 Program Guide

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Almanac - Friday 6/22/18

Don't take my Kodachrome away! (They did...see 2009 below.) Today is Friday, June 22, 2018, the 173rd day of the year with 192 days remaining. Sunrise : 5:48 am Sunset : 8:35pm ...giving us 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight. 64% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 3:35pm.

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