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18 in the Bay

Turning 18 is a big deal. You can rent an apartment, you can get a tattoo, you can vote. Perhaps most importantly, you're legally recognized as an adult. You might remember that moment yourself, but almost everything else about being that age is changing fast, even in the past few years. So what’s it actually like to be 18 right now?
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Your Call: Why are Wall Street investors buying more farmland?

On the August 27th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about growing interest in agriculture investments.
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Scottish Games Preview This Saturday

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Join us on "Folk Music & Beyond" this Saturday at 3 pm for our preview of the Scottish Gathering & Games, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  We'll have live music performed by "The Trio of One" Michael Mullen, one of the many headliners at the games.  Former Caledonian Club chieftain David Scott will also be on hand to talk about the history of the games, the athletic events, and the musical highlights. 

Samson Yee

The Book Report is a series where we talk to local authors about they books they love. Today we hear about Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings from Adam Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer living in San Francisco. Johnson's latest collection of stories Fortune Smiles was released August 18th. 

RYSE Youth Center: A haven for Richmond teens

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The city of Richmond has long had a reputation for violence. But things are starting to change. Recently, the city announced its lowest rate of homicide in 33 years. Even so, Richmond continues to be one of the most dangerous cities in the country. For young people seeking refuge from the violence, there’s the RYSE Youth Center. The organization provides a safe space for students to develop their musical talent and express themselves creatively. From the series Generation Change, reporter Anne Hoffman has more. 

Julie Caine

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.

If you are sticking around the Bay Area this weekend, here is our shortlist of things worth checking out.

Jacob Groopman joins PT on Bluegrass Signal

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Saturday at 6:30 pm on BLUEGRASS SIGNAL …

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Jacob Groopman co-leads the cutting edge band, Front Country, and was a DJ in college. He’s been listening to lots of new music, and shares some of his finds — along with some earlier performers who’ve influenced the contemporary bands he enjoys. Note: not every selection can be considered strictly bluegrass ... 

We are fairly sure you’ve heard this song, but we are also fairly sure you’ve never heard it sung this way. And maybe you’ve heard this voice: Tim Hockenberry. Hockenberry made it to the semi-finals on “America’s Got Talent” a few years ago.

 Tim Hockenberry will be closing this year’s series of free concerts in the Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square on Sunday (08.30). He is there from 5 to 6:30pm.

Silicon Beat

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

San Francisco Firefighters Become Unintended Safety Net for the Homeless // New York Times


"When the emergency bell sounds at Fire Station 1 here, firefighters pull on boots and backpacks, swing into Engine 1 and hurtle out the door in almost a single motion, a blast of red lights and caterwauling sirens. More often than not, there is no fire.


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On the August 27th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about growing interest in agriculture investments.

8/26 - Giving Care

Aug 26, 2015

Caregivers who lack medical training, another story from an 18 year-old, a Bay Area Beats with Dom Jones, the Rose Garden in San Francisco, and local musician Heather Combs.


Homeless Sing with Opera Star von Stade in "Street Requiem" This Weekend

Famed mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade sings in this weekend’s Bay Area performances of Street Requiem, a choral contata to call attention to the plight of people living on our streets and in other insecure conditions around the globe. On this week's Out in the Bay (7pm Thursday), Australian co-creators Andy Payne and Kathleen McGuire – conductor and artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus from 2000 to 2010 – play selections from Street Requiem’s World Premiere in Melbourne last year and speak with host Eric Jansen about their creative collaboration and their work to help people in need. (Broadcast 7pm PDT Thursday 8/27/15 on kalw.org + 91.7fm SF.)
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Sandip Roy: The Bravery of Jimmy Carter

The secrecy around an illness can become the great taboo.
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National Pots de Creme Day-KALW Almanac-8/27/2015

239th Day of 2015 126 RemainingAutumn Begins in 27 DaysSunrise:6:36Sunset:7:4513 Hours 9 MinutesMoon Rise:6:17pmMoon Set:4:11amPhase:94%Full Moon August 29 @ 11:37amFull Sturgeon Moon / Full Green Corn MoonFull Grain Moon/Full Red MoonThe fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises,...
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City Visions: What is an appropriate family leave policy?

August 24, 2015: Guest host Raja Shah asks a panel of experts: What is an appropriate family leave policy?
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