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How changes to the Farm Bill could affect Bay Area food stamps

The Farm Bill. It sounds like a bill that deals with … well, farming. But the Farm Bill that’s up for renewal and being debated in Congress right now actually deals with a lot more.

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Solidarity Center

Five years after the Rana Plaza collapse, garment workers fight for justice

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about what happened after the Rana Plaza disaster. It’s been five years since 1,134 people died in that garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. What’s changed?

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Joan Marcus

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulipe talks with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Suzan-Lori Parks, about the A.C.T. production of her explosively powerful and lyrical new play Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3).

 Playwright Kelli Kerslake Colaco’s new play, "You Are My Sunshine," is based on a dark story from her own family history. Growing up, Kelli had heard rumors from different family members, and pieced together that one night in 1931, her great-grandfather killed his wife, mother-in-law, and then himself. The show searches for the truth  behind the dark family legend, and is narrated through Woody Guthrie-style folk songs. 

“Right now we’re standing in front of a more arid desert feature,” says my tour guide Darryl Smith. It’s an odd thing to point out in the middle of San Francisco — and the street sounds nearby don’t let you forget that you’re in the heart of the Tenderloin, but as soon as you set foot in this park, you know you’ve walked into a unique space.

It’s clear that owning a home is becoming unaffordable for many Californians — but there’s no single simple explanation for what’s driving up prices.

Fog City Blues: 9th Annual Left-Hand-A-Thon

Apr 25, 2018

Otis Rush turns 83 on April 29. Albert King would have been 95 on April 25. Inspired by the birthdays of these two left-handed blues guitar giants, Fog City Blues presents its 9th annual Left-Hand-A-Thon -- celebrating the blues from the other side.

It's World Penguin Day! Today is Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the 115th day of the year with 250 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:21am  
  • Sunset: 7:55pm

...giving us 13 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.  70% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 3:37pm.

Photo by Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson / via U.S. Air Force

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss childcare deserts. Working parents in the US often have a hard time finding childcare. What does that mean for careers and children's development?

Dan Cummins is performing Wednesday (04/25/2018) through Saturday (04/28/2018) at the Punch Line in San Francisco, CA. Find tickets here.

Solomon Georgio is not performing in the Bay Area this week. Find upcoming shows by Solomon at his website, www.solomongeorgio.com/upcoming-shows.


Every Wednesday through Election Day until the day after June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11 a.m. focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, regional measures, and ranked choice voting.


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KALW's Spring 2018 Program Guide

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Almanac - Tuesday 4/24

Today Tuesday, 24th of April of 2018 is the 114th day of the year There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year. 58 days until summer begins ...

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