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A new diagnosis: ‘Post-election stress disorder’

“Fake news,” “alternative facts,” travel bans, reports of Russian connections — the daily deluge of political news from Washington can be overwhelming. And for many people, it’s taking a toll.

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California Academy of Sciences

Your Call: Become a citizen scientist in your neighborhood

Rebecca Johnson and Alison Young, the creators and leaders of the citizen science program at the California Academy of Sciences, join us to discuss how ordinary people are helping build knowledge of the Bay Area’s biodiversity and how it is being impacted by climate change.

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Philosophy Talk: Knowing what we know – and what we don't

Mar 21, 2017
"SELF UNDER SIEGE REVISITED" by tio tom tomlinson used under CC license

Is knowing what you don't know the first step toward wisdom, or is a little arrogance a good thing?

Today is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 the 80th day of the year with 285 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:11am  
  • Sunset: 7:23pm us 12 hours and 12 minutes of daylight.  48% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 1:11pm

Your Call: Neil Gorsuch's judicial philosophy

Mar 21, 2017

On the second day of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, we'll discuss his judicial record and philosophy, and what it tells us about how he might rule on the Supreme Court.

McLaren Park in southeastern San Francisco is home to an amphitheater, seven miles of walking trails, sweeping views of San Bruno Mountain and — according to listener Danny Yanow — some "giant birds nests." Yanow wrote into KALW's collaborative reporting project Hey Area asking what kind of birds built them. 

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Joseph Pace and guests explore the San Francisco Chronicle's VisionSF, a program honoring Bay Area leaders in social justice and innovation.

Today is Monday, March 20, 2017 the 79th day of the year with 286 days remaining.  Vernal Equinox at's SPRING!

  • Sunrise: 7:13am  
  • Sunset: 7:22pm us 12 hours and 9 minutes of daylight.  58% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 12:22pm

How can educators offer hope and encouragement to kids who’ve been rejected by the system? The Bad Kids, a coming of age documentary, chronicles the extraordinary work of Vonda Viland, the principal at the Black Rock Continuation High School in an impoverished Mojave Desert community. Black Rock is the bad kids’ last chance.


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Folk Music & Beyond: Irish Music Live!

Mar 17, 2017

We're celebrating St. Patrick's this Saturday 3 pm with live music in KALW's  new performance studios!
The Black Brothers return to KALW after a long absence with their rousing songs and ballads.
Sharon Shannon and her band will follow the brothers. Sharon is among the finest accordion players performing Irish music today. She will preview some new tunes from her forthcoming CD "Sacred Earth."

Today is Friday, March 17, 2017 the 76th day of the year with 289 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:17am
  • Sunset: 7:19pm



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Almanac ~ Wednesday 3/22/17

Today is Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the 80th day of the year with 284 days remaining. Sunrise: 7:10am Sunset: 7:24pm

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