Guess this Bay Area Sound! Feb. 18, 2017

2 hours ago
Illustration by Rich 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 it is, then call 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.

cropped and editted with permission

Today’s local music features pianist Monica Chew, half of the Minsky Duo. She and the other half of the duo, violinist— known as Nato Green — focus on Russian chamber music.

The Minsky Duo has a free show Sunday afternoon at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland, starting at 4pm.

Sights & Sounds: Tanya Tomkins

8 hours ago
John Hefti / cropped and resized

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Cellist and co-founder of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival Tanya Tomkins told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.


Who is Ajit Pai, the new chair of the FCC?

Microbiologist and Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel discuss the role of telomeres in the aging process.

KALW Almanac: Thu. Feb. 23, 2017

10 hours ago

 Today Thursday, 23rd of February of 2017 is the 54th day of the year. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:48 am  and sunset will be at 5:58 pm.  Today we will have 11 hours and 10 minutes of daylight. 

2/23: Derailing the Bay Area's transportation plans

17 hours ago

  • We learn how the new Presidential Administration is derailing the Bay Area's transportation plans.
  • We laugh along with San Francisco stand-up comic Irene Tu.
  • We discover the answer to this week's Audiograph.

2/22: The failed promise of the Internet

17 hours ago

  • San Jose residents try to recover from the flood of the century
  • A segment of the program On The Media considers why the information age has become the disinformation age

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer John Adams in celebration of his 70th birthday, and the performances this week of Adams' work ‘Scheherazade.2’, subtitled a ‘Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra’, with violin soloist Leila Josefowicz, and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.

The failed promise of the Internet

23 hours ago
Licensed picture by Robert Smith via Wikimedia Commons /Resized and Cropped


The web has been seen as the originator of the information age. But to many, it's now the perpetrator of the disinformation age.