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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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Steve Disenhof

How foster youth and street musicians inspired choreographer Robert Moses

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Robert Moses about his company’s new dance performance Bootstrap Tales. The performance is inspired by the company’s effort to help San Francisco foster youth find a career in the arts.

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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.

Almanac - Wednesday 2/14/18

Feb 14, 2018

Today is Wednesday, the 14th of February of 2018is the 45th day of the year.

There are 320 days remaining until the end of the year.

34 days until spring begins...

David Baker Architects


On this edition of Your Call, we're talking about building affordable housing. Families cramming into RVs to survive illustrate how bad the need is inCalifornia. There’s demand for an estimated 1.5 million units, but the new federal tax plan is expected to reduce California’s housing budget by 20 percent. How will California build these units?

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar 2/13/18

Feb 13, 2018

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar 2/13/2018

StoryCorps: One conversation, two stories of life, family and politics

Feb 13, 2018

Here at Crosscurrents, one of the first assignments we give the fellows in our Audio Academy is to listen to a 40-minute conversation between two loved ones provided by our partners at StoryCorps — then pick out the best bits, and edit and craft it together into a short audio documentary.

Jeremy Dalmas / KALW News


After a failed coup in 2016, the Turkish government closed 169 newspapers, publishers, and TV and radio stations. Thousands of reporters lost their jobs, or worse. Currently Turkey has more journalists in jail than any other country in the world.

Philosophy Talk: James Baldwin and Social Justice

Feb 13, 2018

How can we harness truth and love to create a more just society?


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 - Wednesday 2/21/18

Today is Wednesday, February 21, 2018. It is the 52nd day of the year. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year 27 days until spring begins ...

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