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For kids who need a senior-prom pickup, this driver Rolls with it

Walter Turner edges his 1989 Rolls Royce down a residential street in his Hunters Point neighborhood. It’s a white Silver Spur with a vinyl top the color of peanut butter and Turner’s just had it detailed earlier in the day.

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Patriotic Millionaires support taxing the rich, a living wage, and political equality

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with a member of the Patriotic Millionaires about their battle against the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few.

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THE INTERSECTION: Life before Google

Jun 18, 2018


All this week, we’re bringing you new episodes of THE INTERSECTION — a KALW podcast looks at change in the Bay Area from the view of a street corner. Each season focuses on a new neighborhood. 

City Visions: What to do about the teacher shortage?

Jun 18, 2018

How bad is the teacher shortage in Bay Area schools?  

Almanac - Monday 6/18/18

Jun 18, 2018

Today is Monday, 18th of June of 2018

It is the 169th day of the year

There are 196 days remaining until the end of the year.

3 days until summer begins...

One Planet: The fight to save the Brazilian Amazon

Jun 17, 2018


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with Chris Feliciano Arnold about his new book, The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon.

Philosophy Talk: The Logic of Regret

Jun 15, 2018

Can we regret the sin but love the result of the sin?

"You say potato, I spell potatoe..." (see 1992 below)

Today is Friday, June 15, 2018, the 166th day of the year with 199 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:47am  
  • Sunset: 8:34pm

...giving us 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.  1% of the now waxing moon will be visible, rising at 7:53am.


On this week's media roundtable, we'll discuss the North Korea-US summit. Journalist Tim Shorrock reports that the media response portrays a cynical disregard for South Korea.

6/14: Celebrating Eid ul-Fitr

Jun 14, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • An Oakland mosque where both Sunni and Shia pray and sing together.
  • Eating Uhygur food in the Bay Area.
  • The spiritual beats of San Jose rapper Tyson Amir.

The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority in Western China who have been marginalized for years there.


Their origins are interesting- Chinese, with Turkic and other central Asian influences. Their food is a fusion of Chinese, Arabic, Kazakh, Afghan and Turkish flavors and dishes. 



Your Call's complete special coverage of San Francisco's June 5th elections

Including interviews with the top mayoral candidates and in-depth conversations about the role of big money and ranked-choice voting

KALW's Spring 2018 Program Guide

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

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Almanac - Wednesday 6/20/18

Today is Wednesday, the 20th of June of 2018 is the 171st day of the year. There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year....

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