Nancy Mullane

Meet one of the jailhouse lawyers at San Quentin Prison

You can’t practice law while serving time in prison, but at San Quentin, there are inmates who represent themselves and offer legal assistance to other inmates. You won’t find any of them with law degrees, but what you will find are men who have a passion for fighting for their freedom, and the freedom of their fellow inmates.

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Your Call: Risks of reporting in Mexico & labor issues in California agriculture and at AT&T

It’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the risks of reporting in Mexico, including the recent shooting death of the well-known Mexican journalist Javier Valdez.

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Guess this Bay Area sound! May 20, 2017

May 22, 2017
Illustration by Rich Black

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound in the player above, figure out where it was recorded and what it is, then call to let us know.

KALW Almanac ~ Monday May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

 Today Monday, the 22nd of May of 2017 is the 142nd day of the year. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:54 am, and sunset will be at 8:20 pm.  Today we will have 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.


We’ll have a conversation with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about President Donald Trump’s vast expansion of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the "Global Gag Rule."

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9pm  ~ “Remembrance” (5/4/17 concert)

Christian Reif, guest conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, "Babi Yar"

Denis Sedov, bass soloist

Marika Kuzma, chorusmaster

Men's Chorus, to include: Alumni of the Chamber Chorus of the University of California, Alumni of the Pacific Boychoir Academy, Members of the St. John of San Francisco Russian Orthodox Chorale

Philosophy Talk: Babies and the birth of morality

May 19, 2017

Is morality innate, learned, or does it come from some combination of nature and nurture?

Thomas Edison spoke for the first time on radio on this date in 1926.  

Today,  is Friday, May 19, 2017 the 139th day of the year with 226 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:56am  
  • Sunset: 8:17pm us 14 hours and 20 minutes of daylight.  52% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 2:37pm

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the growing political chaos in Washington DC. According to the NY Times, a memo by FBI chair James Comey says Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. We'll get the latest.

Kamau Right Now! Live from the Bayview Opera House

May 18, 2017

The next episode of Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from the newly-renovated Bayview Opera House in San Francisco.  

Editted and cropped with permission

This music is the "Quartet" from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, “Rigoletto,” as performed by pianist Steven Bailey. Steven Bailey has a free performance scheduled on Sunday at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland. He'll play music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Debussy.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Warriors fans

May 18, 2017

This auditory guessing game is part of Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the Bay Area’s sonic signature.



Almanac - Wednesday, 5-24-17

The Brooklyn Bridge opened on this day in 1883. Today is Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 the 144th day of the year with 221 days remaining. Sunrise: 5:53am Sunset: 8:21pm us 14 hours and 27 minutes of daylight. 6% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 7:12pm

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