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Why homelessness in San Francisco appears to be growing when, in fact, it isn’t

Many San Franciscans have the impression that homelessness has been growing in recent years. In 2016, residents called 311 to complain about encampments five times more than in the previous year. What’s confusing is — the population of homeless people in San Francisco has actually stayed relatively flat.

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: The real costs of the US-Mexico border wall

On the next media roundtable, we ’ll discuss two separate investigations on the US-Mexico border by USA Today and ProPublica.

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Back in 2013, two high-school kids were riding an AC Transit bus when one of them set the other on fire. Eighteen-year-old Sasha Fleischman — who identifies as agender — leapt up, skirt in flames, but survived with the help of two passengers.

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In hundreds of communities across the state, the water coming out of the tap is still not drinkable. Many of these places are small, rural, and economically disadvantaged — the bulk of them are located in the Central Valley. But the Bay Area isn’t immune, and the solutions aren’t easy.

Almanac - Tuesday 1/16/18

Jan 16, 2018


Today Tuesday, the 16th of January of 2018 is the 16th day of the year

There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year.

63 days until spring begins

Almanac - Monday 1/15/18

Jan 15, 2018

Today Monday, the 15th of January of 2018 is the 15th day of the year.

There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year
64 days until spring begins

We're marking MLK Jr. Day by discussing environmental justice with Mustafa Ali, the former head of the EPA's environmental justice program. Over the past 24 years, he's worked with hundreds of communities of color, low income communities, and indigenous populations.

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

Sexual harassment and gender discrimination have been met with a grassroots response in the #MeToo moment.

Philosophy Talk: The Art of Non-Violence

Jan 12, 2018

In a violent world, what can non-violence really achieve?

Happy Birthday to Jack London (1876-1916).


Today is Friday, January 12, 2017, the 12th day of the year with 353 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:25am  
  • Sunset: 5:12pm us 9 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.  23% of the waning crescent moon will be visible, setting at 2:12pm.


KALW's Winter 2018 Program Guide

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

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Answer this week's question: “What do you think about America's new tax bill?" Call 1-833-SPEAK-CA to take part. Tune in to KALW on Tuesdays to hear answers from around the state.

KALW seeks a new General Manager

One of the most creative and dynamic stations in public radio is looking for a new leader.

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Almanac - Friday 1/19/18

Edgar Allan Poe can thank you for the birthday wishes...nevermore! Today is Friday, January 19, 2017 the 19th day of the year with 346 days remaining. Sunrise : 7:22am Sunset : 5:19pm us 9 hours and 57 minutes of daylight. 2% of the now waxing moon may be visible, setting at 8:00pm Tides at the Golden Gate High : 1:38am/12:21pm Low : 6:26am/6:59pm Special international celebrations today… Epiphany - Georgia, Ethiopia World Day of Migrants and Refugees International Fetish Day It’s...

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