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Hey Area: The truth behind San Francisco's homeless bussing program

One of our listeners, Consuelo Faust, recently asked us a question through our Hey Area project: “Is it fact or urban legend that other cities or even States send their homeless people to San Francisco?” Consuelo says she’s picked up the rumor in multiple places. “There is this notion that it's kind of like a retribution to San Francisco for being, you know, Sin City ... We have a lot of gay people, we have all of the great causes that we support as a city and that are resented by a...

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Can gerrymandered districts be redrawn along nonpartisan lines?

On this edition of Your Call, we examine partisan voting districts. In 2012, Republicans held the House even though they got 1.4 million fewer votes than Democrats. Republicans also won majorities in states across the country even though more voters backed Democrats. Why? Gerrymandering.

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Peter Belanger

Every year, KALW's General Manager presents a "State of the Station" report to the Board of Commissioners of the San Francisco Unified School District, KALW's licensee.

99% Invisible: Money Makers

Feb 16, 2018

TV and movies are full of characters who come across suitcases full of cash. It’s a fun plot device—what will the characters do with all this easy money?

Gung Hay Fat Choy - it's Chinese Lunar New Year!


Today is Friday, February 16, 2017 the 47th day of the year with 318 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:58am  
  • Sunset: 5:50pm us 10 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.  0% of the moon will be visible, try as you might to see it, as it’s a New Moon, setting at 6:52pm

Tides at the Golden Gate

On this week’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll discuss media coverage of North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea. In the opening ceremony, athletes from both countries wore the same uniform and carried a unified flag.

The Stanford Band scatters on

Feb 15, 2018


On a fall evening at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto — better known as “The Farm” — college-football rivals UC Berkeley and Stanford meet for their annual showdown at the 120th “Big Game.”

The stadium is divided in half, with Cal fans in blue and gold on one side, and Stanford in Cardinal red on the other. Chants and cheers can be heard throughout the crowd.

The band always wins


Around the world, and around the Bay Area, people will be celebrating Chinese New Year’s eve tonight. Lunar year 4716 is a year of the dog, according to the Chinese zodiac system.


San Francisco-based Feng Shui consultant Janet Louie joined us in the studio to talk about Chinese astrology, Chinese metaphysics, and what the year of the dog has in store for all of us.

Click the audio player above to listen to the full story. 

Jeremy Dalmas / KALW News


The city of Oakland is in the middle of the putting together a document that will decide the future of its downtown.

DíaPaSon's Maria De La Rosa: Sights & Sounds

Feb 15, 2018

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. DíaPaSon's Maria De La Rosa told KALW’s Jen Chien about four amazing arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Binah: Robert Sapolsky

Feb 15, 2018

Neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky presents an entertaining romp through the worlds of psychology, primatology, sociology and neurobiology to explain why we behave the way we do.

Almanac - Thursday 2/15/18

Feb 15, 2018

Today Thursday, 15th of February of 2018 is the 46th day of the year.

There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year 

33 days until spring begins...


This week's question: "What do you think should be done to ensure the safety of kids in schools?" Call 1-833-SPEAK-CA to make your voice heard.

KALW's Winter 2018 Program Guide

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

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Almanac - Wednesday 2/21/18

Today is Wednesday, February 21, 2018. It is the 52nd day of the year. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year 27 days until spring begins ...

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