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On the July 31st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare. How are the media covering the legacy of these two popular government programs? We’ll also discuss the new US-Turkey Alliance to fight the so-called Islamic State. Why is Turkey attacking the Kurds? We’ll be joined by the Columbia Journalism Review’s Trudy Liebermann, Kaiser Health News’ Mary Agnes Carey, and McCaltchy’s Roy Gutman. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Learning survival skills in the classroom, searching for extraterrestrial life, and this week's Audiograph game answer.

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It has been an exciting summer for astronomers - NASA's New Horizons mission captured pictures of Pluto, a 15-year-old intern discovered a new planet, and tech billionaire Yuri Milner invested 100 million dollars into the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI for short.

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

This Saturday and Sunday, BART will stop service between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations for track repairs. For all alternate travel options for this weekend, call 5-1-1 or visit Do not fear, we have a few unique suggestions to help you plan your weekend, which ever side of the BART tube that you find yourself.

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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.


This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance has  conversations with Jeffrey Thomas, Music Director of the American Bach Soloists, about the ABS Festival & Academy from August 7-16 at the SF Conservatory of Music, and including the first complete performances in North-America of the opera Semele by French composer Marin Marais (1656 – 1728). Also with cellist Hannah Addario-Berry, who joins us in the studio to discuss her upcoming Scordatura Project, for which she commissioned four young composers to write a new piece for solo cello in response to one of the most important works in the solo cello repertoire: Zoltan Kodaly's seminal Sonata for Solo Cello from 1915. Composer Lisa Renee Coons joins her to discuss her composition 'Myth's Daughter', one of the new works. Plus, regular contributor Janos Gereben highlights a number of upcoming and ongoing musical events in the Bay Area. 

Open Air with guest host Kevin Vance; heard live on July 30 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime. 

Today's Local Music: Golden Gate Park Band

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Golden Gate Park Band

Is there anything more nostalgic than hearing a municipal band in a public park?  The Golden Gate Park Band offers such opportunities every Sunday through September. 

 This week's performance (09.02) will honor the San Francisco Fire Department and emergency volunteers.  Like most shows by the Golden Gate Park Band, this one starts at 1pm in the Spreckles Temple of Music, in Golden Gate Park.

On the July 30th edition of Your Call, we'll talk about transportation in the Bay Area and South Bay.


Your Call: What is in store for the future of Medicare?

On the July 27th edition of Your Call, we'll mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark government program by discussing its achievements and challenges.
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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest - August 7 to 9

The 26th annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest takes place Friday - Sunday, August 7 - 9. The event presents over 100 shows on 13 stages of jazz, funk, Latin, blues, R&B, New Orleans and world music. Featured artists include Tower of Power, Brian Culbertson, Eddie Palmieri, John Pizzarelli, Terri Lynn Carrington (with Ledisi), Javon Jackson, The Internet, Etienne Charles, JC Brooks, Glen David Andrews, Storm Large, Kamasi Washington and many others. Information at
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National Chili Dog Day-KALW Almanac-July 30, 2015

211th Day of 2015 154 RemainingAutumn Begins in 55 DaysSunrise:6:12Sunset:8:2014 Hours 8 MinutesMoon Rise:7:42pmMoon Set:5:27amPhase:99%Full Moon July 1 @ 7:22pm and July 31 @ 3:45pmFull Thunder Moon / Full Hay MoonJuly is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the...
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City Visions: Can we fix Prop 13?

It’s widely known as the third rail of California politics, but is the time ripe for a change to Proposition 13?
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