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Hey Area: What help is there for Oakland businesses impacted by bus rapid transit?

A massive, multi-year transit project is transforming International Boulevard in Oakland — and financial aid for local businesses affected by the project is tangled up in red tape.

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When will the US acknowledge missing and murdered Indigenous women?

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss missing and murdered Indigenous women and the fight to raise awareness about this crisis. Why do these women and girls get so little recognition in the US?

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Radio Poets 2018: Kevin Dzib, "My Color: Violet"

Apr 11, 2018

My Color: Violet

By Kevin Dzib, Sanchez Elementary 

Violet looks like a gecko crawling through the rainforest. ...

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was convicted of killing a protected deer, 

Almanac - Wednesday 4/11/18

Apr 11, 2018

Today is Wednesday, the 11th of April of 2018. It is the 101st day of the year.

There are 264 days remaining until the end of the year.

71 days until summer begins...

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland


It’s been 50 years since the Fair Housing Act was signed into law. It was meant to outlaw discrimination on the basis of race, but people of color still face disparities in access to homeownership.

Ninna Gaensler-Debs


When migrants are deported, or return to Mexico City by choice, their job opportunities can be limited, and social stigma can make them feel isolated. Hola Code aims to change all that — through coding.

Palo Alto Daily Post, Emily Mibach


In June 2014, the Redwood City School District voted unanimously to approve two new charter schools within its boundaries, bringing the total to three. Hundreds of largely immigrant parents had demanded the choice, hoping for higher test scores, college access, and career-readiness for their kids.


But the decision came with a cost.  


Bay Area Beats: NRVS LVRS

Apr 10, 2018
Courtesy of NRVS LVRS

San Francisco band NRVS LVRS is the married music duo of Bevin Fernandez and Andrew Gomez. The couple released their sophomore album “Electric Dread” in 2017 and recently returned from touring Europe to promote the project.

In this edition of Bay Area Beats, Bevin and Andrew tell us about how they met and what inspired their latest album.

Looking at Education with Carol Kocivar 4/10/18

Apr 10, 2018

Looking at Education with Carol Kocivar April 10, 2018

Death comes out of the closet this week on KALW!  This Wednesday at 7 pm (PDT), join us on 91.7 for a special in-depth documentary on “Palliative Care:  The Search for Comfort and Healing In The Face of Death.”   Physicians, dying patients, and family members speak out on the need for good care at the end of life.  Most Americans polled want to spend their final days in comfort, free of pain.   Planning ahead can help ensure that your wishes will be honored when the time comes.  If you’re not around for the live broadcast, the program will be available at 

Philosophy Talk: Monstrous Technologies?

Apr 10, 2018

How do we ensure that the Victor Frankensteins of the future unleash no new monsters on the world?


KALW's Spring 2018 Program Guide

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Almanac - Wednesday 4/18/18

Today is Wednesday, the 18th of April of 2018 is the 108th day of the year. There are 257 days remaining until the end of the year...

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