Arts & Culture http://kalw.org en Your Call: Do arts organizations serving diverse audiences get their fair share of public funding? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-do-arts-organizations-serving-diverse-audiences-get-their-fair-share-public-funding <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-741c1928-65f6-7fbb-6e31-840416403dd7"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">On the July 24th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll talk about a recent report that found that 76 percent of public grant money in San Francisco goes towards arts programs with primarily white audiences, even as people of color make up over half of the city's population. What’s the right way to decide who gets public money for the arts? Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Becca Hoekstra 47019 at http://kalw.org Your Call: Do arts organizations serving diverse audiences get their fair share of public funding? Tough: A “punchy” one woman show http://kalw.org/post/tough-punchy-one-woman-show <p></p><p>Chris Black is a small woman. She’s five-foot-one and weighs just over a hundred pounds. But don’t let her size fool you. In a tank top that reveals well-muscled arms, and executing a punishing series of push-up-like movements, Black is looking pretty tough. In fact, “<a href="http://zspace.org/new-work/tough">Tough</a>” is the name of the dancer and choreographer’s newest piece. It’s a one-woman-show inspired by turn-of-the-century bare knuckle boxing champ John L. Sullivan, whose famous catchphrase went: “My name is John L. Sullivan, and I can lick any sonofabitch in the house.”<br /> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Jen Chien 47015 at http://kalw.org Tough: A “punchy” one woman show Today's Local Music: Quartet San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/todays-local-music-quartet-san-francisco <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sounds you’re hearing are by the </span><a href="http://quartetsanfrancisco.com/about/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Quartet San Francisco</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. They aren’t your typical chamber quartet. As they say, “When the music says swing, we swing. When the music says groove, we groove.”</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:25:27 +0000 Steven Short 47016 at http://kalw.org Today's Local Music: Quartet San Francisco Sandip Roy: The Death of Archie http://kalw.org/post/sandip-roy-death-archie <p></p><p>Sandip Roy's Dispatch for July 23 2014: The Archie comic book character is as American as it gets. But in July of 2014 (Issue No. 36 of "Life With Archie") Archie dies. His death reverberates all the way around the globe to Kolkata, India.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 46887 at http://kalw.org Sandip Roy: The Death of Archie Film depicts the tragic past of a Northern California mosque http://kalw.org/post/film-depicts-tragic-past-northern-california-mosque <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Francisco Bay Area is home to 250,000 Muslims. They work in tech, medicine, commerce, the service industry. And if you drive two hours north of San Francisco, to Yuba City, you’d find a Muslim farming community that’s been there for nearly a century. Pakistani immigrants made their way to Yuba City in the </span>1920s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and today grow almonds, oranges, alfalfa, and prunes. Lots of prunes. The community was living peacefully until one fateful day in 1994, when disaster struck. Oakland filmmaker David Washburn’s new film <em>An American Mosque</em> tells their story. I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;spoke to Washburn about making the film.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:23:22 +0000 Hana Baba 46954 at http://kalw.org Film depicts the tragic past of a Northern California mosque