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Hey Area: The truth behind San Francisco's homeless bussing program

One of our listeners, Consuelo Faust, recently asked us a question through our Hey Area project: “Is it fact or urban legend that other cities or even States send their homeless people to San Francisco?”

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What's behind the country's public education funding crisis?

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll look at public school funding. Investment in K-12 schools has dramatically declined over the past decade. Why have states cut public education funding so deeply and what are the consequences?

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2/14: Combatting sexual harassment at school

Feb 14, 2018

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • A man seeking asylum in San Francisco is arrested by immigration agents
  • African American teens in Oakland talk about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault at school
  • More on the Oakland Unified School District's new sexual harassment policy

Combatting sexual harassment in Oakland schools

Feb 14, 2018

Girls of color who attend Oakland public schools don’t feel safe from sexual harassment or assault, according to a recent report issued by the district. The question is: What is being done about it?

Lee Romney

Girls of color who attend Oakland Unified schools don’t feel safe from sexual harassment or assault. That’s according to a report commissioned by the district.

""No Human Being is Illegal" by CC Flickr user Lynn Friedman


Last week in San Francisco, Omer Abdelmaged entered a government office in the SoMa district for an asylum interview.

Zainab Johnson is performing at the Punch Line in San Francisco, CA this Wednesday (02/14/2018) through Saturday (02/17/2018). Find ticketing information here.

Sinbad, is performing at Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton, CA this Friday (02/16/2018) through Sunday (02/18/2018). Find ticketing informations here

Family Law Valentine's Day Program -- Using Mediation to Resolve Marital Disputes. Guests: Family Law Specialists Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization: Janet Frankel and B J Fadem. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Folk Music & Beyond: Here Comes The Sun!

Feb 14, 2018

Mr. Sun, that is—the new talented multi-generational band led by fiddle master Darol Anger.  Mr. Sun will roll into the KALW studios this Saturday at 3 pm on Folk Music & Beyond.  They'll showcase some songs from their soon-to-be released live recording.  Darol has once again rounded up some exceptional young musicians to perform with him—Grant Gordy on guitar, Joe K. Walsh on mandolin, and Aidan O'Donnell on bass.

Scott Shaw

This week on Open Air, KALW's radio magazine about the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with ODC Theater's new artistic director, Julie Potter, about the Theater's 2018 Season, which starts off with three performances of ‘Grandma’, a ‘live televisual, set in an American landscape of Twinkies and Wonderbread’, by New York artist Cori Olinghouse, who will also join the conversation. ‘Grandma’ runs February 15 - 17, 8pm at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street in San Francisco.

Fog City Blues: Elwood's Valentine Special

Feb 14, 2018

Following an hour of blues in the Bay Area and beyond, stay tuned for a special Valentine's Day broadcast of the House of Blues Radio Hour with your host, Elwood Blues. Wednesday 2/14 at 9 pm. 

Photo by Sandip Roy

Sandip struggles with a “getting back to nature” trip.


This week's question: "What do you think should be done to ensure the safety of kids in schools?" Call 1-833-SPEAK-CA to make your voice heard.

KALW's Winter 2018 Program Guide

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

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Almanac - Thursday 2/22/18

Today is Thursday, the 22 nd of February of 2018. 26 days until spring begins ...

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