Marissa Ortega-Welch

From the doctor to the DMV: Trans people rush to change IDs under Trump

Kris Gambardella is visiting the doctor today in order to get a new driver’s license. Kris is 26 and does social work in San Francisco. Like a lot of transgender people, he has yet to legally change his name and what’s called the “gender marker” on his legal documents.

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The failed promise of the Internet

 

Why is the promise of upward mobility unattainable for so many? University of Michigan sociologist Kristin Seefeldt joins us to talk about her new book Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century.

Fog City Blues: Inspector Gadje

Feb 22, 2017
John Nilsen Studios

With up to 14 musicians (12 horns and 2 percussionists), Bay Area-San Francisco-based Inspector Gadje brings a big sound to the beautiful and bumpin’ brass band music of the Balkans of south-eastern Europe.

Photo courtesy Sandip Roy/modified from original

When I landed in the US I had one advantage over many other immigrants from different parts of the world.  I spoke English.  Other Indians are less lucky.

KALW Almanac: Wed. Feb. 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017

 Today Wednesday, 22nd of February of 2017 is the 53rd day of the year.  There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:49 am  and sunset will be at 5:57 pm.  Today we will have 11 hours and 8 minutes of daylight.

David Wilson

 

The avant-garde theater troupe Thrillpeddlers has been shocking, titillating, and yes, thrilling audiences in the San Francisco theater the Hypnodrome since 2004.

If you listen to KALW before Crosscurrents, chances are you’ve heard our next interviewee co-hosting All Things Considered. Kelly McEvers has had a well-traveled career in journalism — she’s reported stories from Beirut to Baghdad, and won multiple awards for her coverage of the Syrian conflict.

Marissa Ortega-Welch

Kris Gambardella is visiting the doctor today in order to get a new driver’s license. Kris is 26 and does social work in San Francisco. Like a lot of transgender people, he has yet to legally change his name and what’s called the “gender marker” on his legal documents.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Barry Crimmins and Pete Holmes. Barry Crimmins performs Thursday (02/23) at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here. Pete Holmes is playing Wednesday (02/22) at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Ted Maider

Who’s this you’re hearing?  It’s the Bay Area band known as Van Goat. Not Van Gogh – Van Goat. Van Goat brings their lively swing/surf/punk show to the Elbo Room in San Francisco on Friday (2/24). Doors open at 9 p.m.

KALW Almanac: Tue. Feb. 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Today Tuesday, 21st of February of 2017 is the 52nd day of the year.  There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:50 am  and sunset will be at 5:56 pm.  Today we will have 11 hours and 6 minutes of daylight. 

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KALW Almanac: Thu. Feb. 23, 2017

Today Thursday, 23rd of February of 2017 is the 54th day of the year. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:48 am and sunset will be at 5:58 pm. Today we will have 11 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.

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