Jenny Gold/KHN

A new diagnosis: ‘Post-election stress disorder’

“Fake news,” “alternative facts,” travel bans, reports of Russian connections — the daily deluge of political news from Washington can be overwhelming. And for many people, it’s taking a toll.

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California Academy of Sciences

Your Call: Become a citizen scientist in your neighborhood

Rebecca Johnson and Alison Young, the creators and leaders of the citizen science program at the California Academy of Sciences, join us to discuss how ordinary people are helping build knowledge of the Bay Area’s biodiversity and how it is being impacted by climate change.

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This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the election in the Netherlands and the defeat of the anti-Muslim candidate Geert Wilders. Turnout was high at 82 percent.

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This story originally aired in August of 2016. 

Kelly Quirke, community engagement coordinator for Harborside Health Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, finds it ironic that so many people he deals with in their 60s and 70s are adamant about not getting high on cannabis.

Sarah Tan

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Ben Trefny

When William Scott was sworn in to lead San Francisco’s police department in January, he became a rare chief for the city —one hired from outside the ranks.


The Environmental Protection Agency is one of the hardest-hit agencies in President Trump's preliminary budget. The blueprint slashes the EPA's budget by nearly one third.

Old First Concerts cropped and editted with permission

Today’s local music is by a member of the Jupiter Chamber Players – the ensemble doesn’t have any recordings of its own. Formed in 1997, the group has included several professionals, including members of both the Oakland and San Francisco symphonies.

David Allen

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actresses Stacy Ross and Martha Brigham, who star as controversial 1930’s German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl at different stages in her life in the play ‘Leni’, currently at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, through May 7.

Sights & Sounds: Angela Wellman

Mar 16, 2017
courtesy of Angela Wellman

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Trombonist and founding director of the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, Angela Wellman, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three exciting events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Dr. Larry Brilliant shares his remarkable new memoir, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.

Today is Thursday, March 16, 2017, the 75th day of the year with 290 days remaining.

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