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What would it mean to abolish ICE?

In the past few weeks, the Bay Area has had one protest after another over the country’s immigration policies. There were thousands of people who took to the streets to march in protest of family separation.

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Photo by Molly Adams

Can progressives reform the Democratic Party from within?

Last month, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic Socialist, beat Joe Crowley, a ten-term establishment Democrat in New York’s primary election. Is there room for Democratic Socialists who support progressive policies in the Democratic Party?

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Fog City Blues: Fog Swamp

Jul 18, 2018

Fog Swamp is a San Francisco-based assemblage of first-call musicians that performs original swamp rock.

Sandip Roy: The Varkaris

Jul 18, 2018
Photo by Sandip Roy

When the monsoon rains lash India most of us do our best to stay at home.

Almanac - Wednesday 7/18/18

Jul 18, 2018

Today Wednesday, the 18th of July of 2018 is the 199th day of the year.

There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year.

66 days until autumn begins...

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The US has imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. In response, a number of countries, including Mexico, Canada, and China, have imposed taxes on more than $24 billion of US exports. What do you want to know about the Trump administration’s trade war?

Order 9066: Objects of Incarceration

Jul 17, 2018
Courtesy of American Public Media

This is an excerpt from “Order 9066,” a podcast from American Public Media and the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

What’s happening today to immigrants seeking asylum or refuge in the United States has many thinking about another time, a time when another population was incarcerated in this country in the name of national security. The time was World War Two, and the people were Japanese Americans.

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As thousands of migrant children wait to be reunited with their parents, images of them in detention centers continue to rock the country. Poet and activist Tongo Eisen-Martin traveled to McAllen, Texas to see what was happening for himself.

Eli Wirtschafter / KALW News

The new Transbay Transit Center opens next month in San Francisco. It’s meant to connect buses from the East Bay with MUNI, Caltrain, and High-Speed Rail. The only problem? The tunnel connecting Caltrain to the transit center hasn’t been built yet. The tunnel will be less than miles long, but building it will cost $4 billion dollars, on top of the $2.2 billion already spent on the transit center.

Dan Soder performs Thursday (07/19/2018) through Saturday (07/21/2018) at the Punch Line in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Ron Funches performs Friday (07/20/2018) through Sunday (07/22/2018) at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Hey Area: What is the Emergency Alert System testing?

Jul 17, 2018
Christine Nguyen / KALW News

You ask, we answer.

One listener wanted to know, “What is this ‘test of the emergency system we hear now and then on the air?” Reporter Christine Nguyen has the answer.

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KALW's Summer 2018 Program Guide

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Almanac - Wednesday 7/18/18

Today Wednesday, the 18th of July of 2018 is the 199th day of the year. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year. 66 days until autumn begins ...

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