Join us for Sights & Sounds of East Oakland, March 2 & 3

You're invited to Sights & Sounds of East Oakland Live! Join KALW, Oakland Voices , Eastside Arts Alliance & LiveArts in Resistance for this event celebrating the community and the artists who live, work, and create in East Oakland.

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Media roundtable: Syrian government's attack on Eastern Ghouta & US students demand gun control

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the shooting massacre at Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead. Students who survived the shooting are boldly calling on Republicans to pass gun control legislation and stop taking contributions from the NRA.

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Binah: Gloria Steinem with Jada Pinkett Smith

Feb 22, 2018

Feminist icon, journalist, and activist Gloria Steinem describes how unexpected people and encounters led her to transformative ideas.

Photo by Paul Hart used under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll look at public school funding. Investment in K-12 schools has dramatically declined over the past decade. Why have states cut public education funding so deeply and what are the consequences?


Courtesy of Snap Judgment

In 2017, there were 77 homicides in Oakland. Our friends at the podcast Snap Judgment reported on each one.

Lawyer Referral Services -- the value to consumers of Lawyer Referral Services offered by County Bar Associations throughout California. Guests are Representatives of the San Mateo County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Alameda County Bar Association. Questions for Chuck and his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Shayna Yasuhara

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine covering the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Los Angeles based artist Edgar Arcenaux, about his project Until, Until, Until…, a multi-media video installation and a live action play - written, staged, and directed by Arceneaux - that revisits a controversial 1981 performance by American actor, dancer, and singer Ben Vereen (played by Frank Lawson), which was televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration.

FSFSF: Comedy from Michael Yo and Ron Funches

Feb 21, 2018

Michael Yo is performing at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco on Friday (02/23/2018) and Saturday (02/24/2018). Find tickets here.

Ron Funches is performing Thursday (02/22/2018) through Saturday (02/24/2018) at the San Jose Improv in San Jose, CA. Find ticket information here.

Photo by Sandip Roy, courtesy of The Parzor Foundation/modified from original

Sandip discovers the Parsee’s of India, and a forbidden fashion technique.  

Almanac - Wednesday 2/21/18

Feb 21, 2018

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...

Steve Disenhof


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Robert Moses about his company’s new dance performance Bootstrap Tales. The performance is inspired by the company’s effort to help San Francisco foster youth find a career in the arts.

The Guardian

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?”


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 - Friday 2/23/18

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Weekend...get yours today! Today is Friday, February 23, 2017 the 54th day of the year with 311 days remaining. Sunrise : 6:49am Sunset : 5:57pm us 11 hours and 8 minutes of daylight. 44% of the moon will be visible, rising at 11:42am.

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