The Museum of Capitalism won’t ignite a revolution, but it’ll sure make you think

The United States economy doesn’t look too shabby right now. Job numbers are through the roof, and the stock market is hitting record highs. But the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer. One fifth of Oakland residents live below the poverty line. Still, blaming an entire economic system like capitalism can feel vague and ineffective. But there’s one place in Oakland where people are encouraged to imagine an alternative, post-capitalist reality.

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Your Call's media roundtable: Charlottesville & white supremacy

The horrific stories and images coming out of Charlottesville have sparked widespread outrage and international media coverage. Last week, we saw white supremacists groups carrying torches, guns, confederate flags, and Nazi paraphernalia.

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Sights & Sounds: Cherríe Moraga

Aug 17, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Playwright, poet, essayist, and activist Cherríe Moraga told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Zen Hospice Project’s BJ Miller talks about embracing death not as a medical event but rather as a universally shared life experience.

Today is Thursday, August 17, 2017 the 229th day of the year with 136 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:27am  
  • Sunset: 8:00pm

...giving us 13 hours and 32 minutes of daylight.  30% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 4:45pm.

Ahmad Al-Ba

June marked the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. After visiting the occupied territories, renowned novelists and essayists Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman marked the anniversary by inviting international writers to bear witness to the human cost the Israeli occupation.

Bay Area Beats: The Sons Of Soul Revivers

Aug 16, 2017
Courtesy of The Sons of Soul Revivers


The Sons Of Soul Revivers are a San Francisco-based quartet who come from a family of gospel singers; their songs are grounded in the gospel tradition.

Gareth Gooch, resized and recropped


Oakland-based Cherríe Moraga is a Chicana poet, essayist, playwright and feminist activist.

"Commencement 2014" by CC Flickr user CSU Monterey Bay, resized and recropped


Earlier this month, the Cal State University Chancellor announced something huge.  He issued an executive order that will radically change what’s known as “remedial” education.

Debtors' Rights Both Before & After Filing for Bankruptcy. Guest: Leon Bayer, a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck & Leon? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Jeremy Daniel

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with 7-time Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., the original lead singers of the internationally-renowned vocal group The 5th Dimension.

Fog City Blues: The Stone Foxes and Muscle Shoals at SFJazz

Aug 16, 2017

In 1969, four studio musicians known affectionately as “The Swampers” opened their own studio in an old coffin factory building in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The group, formally called the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, developed their own definitive sound as a studio band for the likes of Aretha Franklin, the Staples Singers, Wilson Pickett, and many more. 


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Almanac - Friday 8/18/17

Today is Friday, August 18, 2017, the 230th day of the year with 135 days remaining. Sunrise : 6:28am Sunset : 7:58pm ...giving us 13 hours and 30 minutes of daylight. 20% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 5:44pm.

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