Daniella Cheslow

Muslim Americans in the heartland reckon with sting of national politics

President Trump campaigned on a promise to ban Muslims from the United States, and imposed travel restrictions on people from several Muslim-majority countries in his first few days in office. These moves have rattled Muslim-Americans, even those who have lived in the U.S., for generations. One of those communities is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Your Call: Public Education in the DeVos & Trump era

What will the next four years look like for public education? Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education, has spent years successfully working to privatize education in Michigan, and Donald Trump's budget calls for $9 billion in cuts to the Department of Education . How are local schools preparing for what could be drastic changes? We’ll speak with Bay Area educators about how they and their students are responding. Join the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, you. Guests: Susan Solomon,...

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Fog City Blues: The Sam Chase & co.

Mar 21, 2017

The Sam Chase has a voice like a nun on the lam with a mouthful cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox. 

Patton Oswalt performs Saturday (3/25) at The Masonic in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

 Marc Maron performs Friday (3/24) at The Fox Theater in Oakland. Find tickets here.

Carol talks with Kathleen White about the teacher shortage and what City College of San Francisco is doing to help.  The City College Teacher Prep Center provides information, resources and advice for students interested in teaching as a career. This includes assistance with university transfer for advanced degrees as well as support to obtain elementary, secondary and CTE credentials.

An Estonian in San Francisco: Silence

Mar 21, 2017


Two Estonians sit in a bar. First beer: “So, how have you been?” The other guy just grunts. Second beer: “How’s the family?” The other one grunts again. Third beer: “And how are things at work?” The other guy finally gives in and says, “Did we come here to drink or talk?”

Leila Day

Traver Riggins is playing with her toddler Charlie at home in Oakland. Riggins works as a server at a restaurant on the weekends; during the week she takes care of her daughter. She’s also a recently-trained doula.

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“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. 

Today is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 the 80th day of the year with 285 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:11am  
  • Sunset: 7:23pm

...giving us 12 hours and 12 minutes of daylight.  48% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 1:11pm

Your Call: Neil Gorsuch's judicial philosophy

Mar 21, 2017

On the second day of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, we'll discuss his judicial record and philosophy, and what it tells us about how he might rule on the Supreme Court.

McLaren Park in southeastern San Francisco is home to an amphitheater, seven miles of walking trails, sweeping views of San Bruno Mountain and — according to listener Danny Yanow — some "giant birds nests." Yanow wrote into KALW's collaborative reporting project Hey Area asking what kind of birds built them. 

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Joseph Pace and guests explore the San Francisco Chronicle's VisionSF, a program honoring Bay Area leaders in social justice and innovation.


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Almanac ~ Wednesday, 3/29/17

Today is Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 the 89th day of the year with 277 days remaining. Sunrise: 6:59am Sunset: 7:30pm ...giving us 12 hours and 31 minutes of daylight. 0% of the new moon will be visible.

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