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Why homelessness in San Francisco appears to be growing when, in fact, it isn’t

Many San Franciscans have the impression that homelessness has been growing in recent years. In 2016, residents called 311 to complain about encampments five times more than in the previous year. What’s confusing is — the population of homeless people in San Francisco has actually stayed relatively flat.

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: The real costs of the US-Mexico border wall

On the next media roundtable, we ’ll discuss two separate investigations on the US-Mexico border by USA Today and ProPublica.

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Philosophy Talk: Fractured Identities

16 hours ago

How do you construct a coherent identity when you don’t feel like you fit in anywhere?

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On this week's Bluegrass Signal, Peter Thompson interviews and presents music selected (and played) by Michael Mechanic, author of "The Music I Love Is a Racial Minefield: How I learned to fiddle my way through America’s deeply troubling history,” in the latest issue of Mother Jones magazine.

Edgar Allan Poe can thank you for the birthday wishes...nevermore!

 

Today is Friday, January 19, 2017 the 19th day of the year with 346 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:22am  
  • Sunset: 5:19pm

...giving us 9 hours and 57 minutes of daylight.  2% of the now waxing moon may be visible, setting at 8:00pm

 

 

Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters

  

On the next media roundtable, we’ll discuss two separate investigations on the US-Mexico border by USA Today and ProPublica.

Courtesy of Jesús U. BettaWork

On stage you can find comedian Jesús U. BettaWork dressed in gold sequins, dancing, and telling jokes with vaudevillian and burlesque flair.

But he only started doing stand-up five years ago. He spoke with KALW’s Jen Chien about the ups and downs of becoming a comic.

Jesús U. BettaWork will be performing at Donde Esta Mi Comedy at Strut in the Castro on Sunday, January 21.

 

Courtesy of Pui Ling Tam

This story originally aired in February of 2017

An estimated three million people worldwide took to the streets to participate in the Women’s March on January 21, 2017.

Poet and playwright Paul Flores: Sights & Sounds

Jan 18, 2018
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. San Francisco-based poet, playwright, and professor Paul Flores told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Binah: Carrie Brownstein with Dave Eggers

Jan 18, 2018

Musician, actress, and writer Carrie Brownstein talks about the dawn of the underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture.

Almanac - Thursday 1/18/18

Jan 18, 2018

Today, Thursday, the 18th of January of 2018 is the 18th day of the year

There are 347 days remaining until the end of the year

61 days until spring begins

Homeboy Industries

  

Father Gregory Boyle was a pastor at a church in Los Angeles in the late 1980s, a time of devastating gang violence. Boyle responded to the violence in the community by working with gang members and formerly incarcerated people. He started an organization that eventually came to be known as Homeboy Industries, now the largest gang rehabilitation project in the world. In his new book, Barking to the Choir: The power of radical kinship, Boyle explores the spiritual lessons learned from the stories of the former gang members he has worked with.

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KALW's Winter 2018 Program Guide

Click here for a PDF of the Winter 2018 program guide.

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Answer this week's question: “What do you think about America's new tax bill?" Call 1-833-SPEAK-CA to take part. Tune in to KALW on Tuesdays to hear answers from around the state.

KALW seeks a new General Manager

One of the most creative and dynamic stations in public radio is looking for a new leader.

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Almanac - Friday 1/19/18

Edgar Allan Poe can thank you for the birthday wishes...nevermore! Today is Friday, January 19, 2017 the 19th day of the year with 346 days remaining. Sunrise : 7:22am Sunset : 5:19pm ...giving us 9 hours and 57 minutes of daylight. 2% of the now waxing moon may be visible, setting at 8:00pm Tides at the Golden Gate High : 1:38am/12:21pm Low : 6:26am/6:59pm Special international celebrations today… Epiphany - Georgia, Ethiopia World Day of Migrants and Refugees International Fetish Day It’s...

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