photo by Julie Caine

 

Climate change is an issue that can be hard for some to prioritize. It’s abstract. We can read the charts and the statistics—but is there a way to feel it? The Bay Area’s Climate Music Project at UC Berkeley wants to make the experience visceral.

If you’ve driven across the Bay Bridge this month you probably noticed the banner above the Treasure Island Tunnel that says “Armenian Genocide 1915.” It's been just over a century since the Ottoman Empire began to systematically kill what would eventually be 1.5 million Armenians. Waves of refugees immigrated to the Bay Area, fleeing the killings. Today, tens of thousands of people of Armenian descent live here.

And this isn’t just history - the Turkish government continues to deny that the genocide happened and the US Government still doesn’t use the word Genocide.

Fog City Blues: 8th Annual Left-Hand-A-Thon

4 hours ago

Otis Rush turns 82 on April 29. Albert King would have been 94 on April 25. Inspired by the birthdays of these two left-handed blues guitar giants, Fog City Blues presents its 8th annual Left-Hand-A-Thon -- celebrating the blues from the other side.

A regal statue keeps watch of San Francisco Main Library's Fulton Street entrance. Who is he and why is he there? 

Steve Boland

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers... 


4/24: The Armenian Genocide, on the anniversary

7 hours ago

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • How young, Bay Area Armenian Americans experience the anniversary of the genocide.
  • Reflecting on the march for science: if climate change were a song, what would it sound like?

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Join host Dr. Dawn Gross for a conversation with physician and author Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter and Gordon Kaufman, both featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary Extremis, as they discuss the challenges posed by a healthcare system operating on the premise that more is always better.  

"Tofu Like Kung Fu"

Martin Levy, Garfield Elementary

City Visions: Are we close to a cure for aging?

12 hours ago
"Fountain of Youths", by Brandon Chambers, used under CC license / resized and cropped.

What if we could end aging and prevent age-related diseases? Tonight on City Visions, Joseph Pace and guests explore recent advances in aging and longevity research. 

It's Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day!  Today is Monday, April 24, 2017 the 144th day of the year with 251 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:41am  
  • Sunset: 7:41pm

...giving us 13 hours and 32 minutes of daylight.  97% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 7:24pm.
 

Tides at the Golden Gate

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