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9:00am

Mon July 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: San Francisco Boys Choir

It’s summer, when festivals fill the air with music, such as this Mozart composition featuring the San Francisco Boys Choir, now in its 65th year.

The Boys Choir will be featured in “A Mozart Bouquet” this weekend as part of the 2014 Mid-summer Mozart Festival.  Concerts are planned in San Francisco on Friday, in Berkeley on Saturday, and at Stanford University on Sunday. You can find all the details at their website.

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1:04am

Mon July 21, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What’s the importance of protecting animals in urban areas?

 On the July 21st, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Tai Moses, author of Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us. More than 80% of us live in cities or suburbs, which means many of us are cut off from nature in our daily lives. But Moses says it doesn’t have to be that way. Urban animals are all around us, so how do you connect with wildlife in your backyard? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Holly Kernan and You.

 

Guests:

Tai Moses, former senior editor at AlterNet, and nature writer

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9:37am

Sat July 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? July 19, 2014

Poster designed by R 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 exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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2:13pm

Fri July 18, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 7/18/2014

Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Saundhi Mitti

School boys in the rain
Sandip Roy

July 16, 2014: Monsoon has always been the most important season in India - whether it's from the point of view of the economy or the Bollywood rain dance. But coming back to India after years in America, Sandip Roy finds the memories of monsoons past don't always live up to the realities of monsoons present.

This post originally appeared July 23, 2014. Mr. Roy will return with a new post next week.
 

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6:38am

Fri July 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

Mimi Pond, Nat Faxon, and Werner Herzog . . . Bullseye

Mimi Pond was an art school dropout in 1970s Oakland, and she was trying to figure out what to be. She walked into a diner and asked for a job application. Instead of a resume, the manager asked her to tell him a joke. She got the job.

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