Ben Trefny

Mayoral candidate Jane Kim takes on the affordable housing crisis

Supervisor Jane Kim is one of eight candidates in the race for mayor of San Francisco. She’s the first Korean-American elected official in the city. Since 2010 she’s represented District 6, which includes Civic Center, Downtown, and Mission Bay. She sat down for a conversation with us, and explained why she believes she should be the city’s next mayor. An extended version of this conversation can be found below.

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Former banker Nomi Prins says central bankers are still rigging the economy

On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with former investment banker Nomi Prins about her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

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Almanac - Tuesday 5/22/18

May 22, 2018

Today is Tuesday, the 22nd of May of 2018. 

It is the 142nd day of the year. 

There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year.

30 days until summer begins

168 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(5 months and 15 days from today)

896 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 5 months and 12 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:54 am 

and sunset will be at 8:20 pm.

Photo by Ervins Strauhmanis used under CC BY 2.0


On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the safety of wireless radiation. A new Nation magazine investigation explores how big wireless companies used the same playbook as big oil and big tobacco to deceive the public and create the appearance of scientific uncertainty, while making people think that cell phones are safer than independent science suggests.

Jeremy Dalmas


April 15th just passed and you hopefully finished paying the IRS. But, if you’re an independent contractor in San Francisco your taxes to the city are due next on May 31st.

Ben Trefny

Today is the last day Californians can register to vote for the next election. Election Day is Tuesday, June 5th. And in San Francisco, as you probably know, we’re electing a new mayor.

Courtesy of CAAMFEST


Filipino filmmaker HP Mendoza’s first movie, Colma: The Musical, is an indie hit turned cult favorite. Mendoza's newest movie just premiered this month at the Center for Asian American Media’s film festival, or CAAMFEST. The film is called "Bitter Melon." It’s a tragicomedy set in San Francisco’s mission district that follows a Filipino-American family plotting a murder.



One Love Foundation

May 21, 2018: We hear about it in the news every day - smart, successful people caught up in violent personal relationships. So is it surprising that those most vulnerable are barely old enough to drive? Sixteen to 24-year-olds are three times more likely to find themselves in a relationship with an abusive partner. In its first year in the Bay Area, the One Love Foundation is educating teens to teach teens the early warning signs of a dangerous romance. Host Joseph Pace speaks with members of One Love about their nationwide movement to combat the odds. Can they help break the cycle?

Almanac - Monday 5/21/18

May 21, 2018

Today is Monday, the 21st  of May of 2018,

It is the 141st day of the year.

There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year.

31 days until summer begins


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss new revelations that just like ExxonMobil, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell also knew that burning fossil fuels was causing climate change, but continued to drill for oil and fuel climate change denial.

In this third concert of the season, Keitaro Herada is guest conductor.

Gabriel Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine

Berkeley Symphony Chorus

Gordon Getty: Joan and the Bells

Lisa Delan, soprano

Lester Lynch, baritone

Berkeley Symphony Chorus

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

(from the February 1, 2018 concert in Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus)

This week, host Dana Rodriguez is joined by technical editor Kira Pace and teacher Laury Fischer.


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2018 Voter Tools

KALW's Spring 2018 Program Guide

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

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Almanac - Thursday 5/24/18

Today Thursday, the 24th of May of 2018 is the 144th day of the year. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. 28 days until summer begins ...

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