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What would it mean to abolish ICE?

In the past few weeks, the Bay Area has had one protest after another over the country’s immigration policies. There were thousands of people who took to the streets to march in protest of family separation.

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Can progressives reform the Democratic Party from within?

Last month, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic Socialist, beat Joe Crowley, a ten-term establishment Democrat in New York’s primary election. Is there room for Democratic Socialists who support progressive policies in the Democratic Party?

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Today Friday, the 13th of July of 2018, is the 194th day of the year.

There are 171 days remaining until the end of the year.


The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:59 am

and sunset will be at 8:32 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.

There is only one high tide today, at 11:43 pm

The first low tide is at 5:46 am

and the next low tide at 5:35 pm.


There is a new Moon today, a supermoon

What would happen if instead of being privately owned, productive goods were continually put up for auction?

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with journalist Thomas Frank about his new book Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.

Gen Fujitani

Last month in San Francisco, an estimated 30,000 people protested against President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has led to the incarceration and separation of children from their parents.

One particularly vocal group at the protest: Japanese Americans, part of the group Nikkei Resistors. 

Courtesty of Catholic Charities

We’ve heard about kids sent to camps and detention facilities and we’ve seen the images of children in cages, wrapped up in foil blankets. One question we’ve been asking is—what happens to them after detention?

Binah: Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Jul 12, 2018

On today’s encore edition of Binah, we feature writers Ayelet Waldman, Michael Chabon and Fida Jiryis, contributors to Kingdom of Olives and Ash, a collection of essays on the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and Yehuda Shaul of the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. They’re joined in conversation by Daniel Sokatch of the New Israel Fund.

Almanac - Thursday 7/12/18

Jul 12, 2018

Today is Thursday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2018.

There are 172 days left in the year.

72 days until autumn begins...

Photo via Wikimedia Commons by user Ammodramus


How far have we come in reforming criminal justice, and what will it take to change the system? With 2.2 million people behind bars, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Still, that number is at a two-decade low, according to a recent Bureau of Justice Statistics report.


This week's question: "Do you think California should be split into three states?" Call 1-833-SPEAK-CA — that's 1-833-773-2522 — to make your voice heard.

KALW's Summer 2018 Program Guide

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

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Almanac - Wednesday 7/18/18

Today Wednesday, the 18th of July of 2018 is the 199th day of the year. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year. 66 days until autumn begins ...

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