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How the GOP tax bill would kill plans for new affordable housing in California

The Republican tax bill will likely be up for a vote by the end of the week. The final version is expected to be released on Wednesday. These tax changes will hit California harder than much of the rest of the country, and it will likely hit us in a weak spot: the housing crisis.

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Your Call: Youth sue the US government for failing to act on climate change

It has been a momentous week for the groundbreaking climate change lawsuit, Juliana v. United States . It was brought two years ago by 21 children and young adults against the US government for insufficient action on global warming.

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Keeping the faith: religion in the Bay Area

Dec 11, 2017
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  What is the state of organized religion in the Bay Area?  A pair of 2015 surveys found that Americans increasingly identify as "spiritual but not religious" and that San Francisco is the nation's second most religiously unaffiliated metro area.  

What do we need to know about the relationship between birds and humans? On the next Your Call's One Planet Series, we’ll speak with New York Times writer Jim Robbins about his new book The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future.

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More cities ready for New Year deadline ... Police won’t take guns from medical patients ... Confusing times in Indiana ... and more.

Happy Birthday to superflutist Sir James Galway!

Today is Friday, December 8, 2017, the 342nd day of the year with 23 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:13am  
  • Sunset: 4:21pm

...giving us 9 hours and 37 minutes of daylight.  76% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 10:48pm.


On Wednesday, Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss media coverage of Trump's statement, what life is like for Palestinians living in Jerusalem, and the expansion of Israeli settlements. We'll also look at the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

A San Francisco jury last week found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder in the death of Kate Steinle.

Jesse Rhodes


Over the next decade, between 500,000 and a million children with autism will age into adulthood. Advocates say when it comes to giving these individuals independent lives, we are not prepared. One group of Bay Area parents started planning for this back in 2009.

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Refugees literally sacrifice everything to keep their families safe. Christina Psarra, head of mission for Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian aid organization, bears witness to their sacrifice and resourcefulness, giving everything she has to help them. Along the way, she's discovered that refugees are not victims--they are survivors and it's her job to help them survive.

Poet Maw Shein Win: Sights & Sounds

Dec 7, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Maw Shein Win is a teacher, performer, and El Cerrito's first poet laureate. Her newest book of poetry, Invisible Gifts, will be coming out in April 2018. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three amazing arts events happening around the Bay this week.


Answer this week's question: “What is your favorite holiday tradition?" 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 - Tuesday 12/12/17

Today Tuesday, the 12th of December of 2017 is the 346th day of the year There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year. 9 days until winter begins

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