Marissa Ortega-Welch

From the doctor to the DMV: Trans people rush to change IDs under Trump

Kris Gambardella is visiting the doctor today in order to get a new driver’s license. Kris is 26 and does social work in San Francisco. Like a lot of transgender people, he has yet to legally change his name and what’s called the “gender marker” on his legal documents.

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Licensed picture by Robert Smith via Wikimedia Commons /Resized and Cropped

The failed promise of the Internet


How are abortion providers preparing for even more anti-choice legislation? We’ll speak with Dr. Willie Parker, an abortion provider who works in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

KALW Almanac: Mon. Feb. 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017

 Today Monday, 20th of February of 2017 is the 51st day of the year. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:51 am  and sunset will be at 5:55 pm.  Today we will have 11 hours and 4 minutes of daylight. 


From declining sea ice in the Arctic to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, photographers give us a visual sense of the human toll on the environment.

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

"Online surveillance" by sajb1 used by CC license

How much information do you give away everyday?

Ashleyanne Krigbaum

Looking for fun, community-focused events to attend this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

Photo courtesy of Samantha Miller/modified from original

Samantha Miller is leading a pharmaceutical company whose mission is to bring the birth control pills over the counter starting with their product "Kate." This has never been attempted before.

Courtesy of Firuzeh Mahmoudi/modified from original

Firuzeh Mahmoudi's organization United4Iran is using technology to improve civil liberties in Iran.

By Pixabay user Valyxyz. Licensed under Creative Commons CC0/cropped.

State Assembly sees basket of bills ... Smokers gonna smoke ... Flow Kana buys fallow winery ... Another contamination report ...  What's a mother to do? ... and more. 

Today is Friday, February 17th, 2017.

  • Sunrise: 6:57am
  • Sunset: 5:51pm

68% of the waning moon visible, setting at 10:46am



Host a San Francisco student intern this summer!

Help students become young professionals, contribute to a diverse workforce, and make a positive impact in a young person's life.

KALW Almanac: Thu. Feb. 23, 2017

Today Thursday, 23rd of February of 2017 is the 54th day of the year. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:48 am and sunset will be at 5:58 pm. Today we will have 11 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.

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