5:54pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspectives: Archie Shepp

Saxophonist Archie Shepp is a legend. His career goes back nearly 50 years, including playing on John Coltrane’s iconic album, A Love Supreme. Today Shepp mixes jazz, blues and other influences into what he calls “African American Music.”  Shepp plays tonight, October 11th, at Yoshi's in Oakland at 8pm and 10pm.

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5:49pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Muslim women's love lives revealed

Ayesha Mattu (left) and Nura Maznavi (right) co-edited Love Inshallah. Mattu joined Hana Baba to talk about the book.
Courtesy of www.loveinshallah.com

5:48pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Web Exclusive: Extended interview with Ayesha Mattu & Zahra Noorbakhsh

Note to listeners: This interview contains mature content. 

San Francisco’s premier literary festival, Litquake, is in its final days, with dozens of readings, performances, and author events all over San Francisco.

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5:26pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 11, 2012

A big day for Bay Area baseball, Proposition 32 and campaign finance reform, a book on American Muslim women who share their experiences of love and sexuality, a jazz perspective on Archie Shepp, and local musician Ty Segall.

5:18pm

Thu October 11, 2012
REMEMBERING ALAN

Listen Now: On-Air Tribute to Alan Farley

On Thursday morning, KALW broadcast an on-air tribute to Alan Farley including dozens of messages from listeners and members of the arts community of the Bay Area, stories from Alan's friends and colleagues as well as calls from people around the community the opportunity to call in and sharing their appreciations and recollections of Alan.

 

Alan Farley, 1936-2012.

Alan Farley passed away at a friend's home in San Francisco early Sunday morning.

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4:47pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Politics

Will unions in California lose their political influence?

Proposition 32 is one the most controversial and polarizing measures on California's ballot. Conservatives support it. Unions are fiercely against it.

The proposition is designed to prohibit contributions made by unions and corporations directly to political candidates. It will also stop unions and corporations from automatically deducting money from employees’ paychecks to pay for political activities.

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4:36pm

Thu October 11, 2012
It's All Politics

Here's Where To Get 'Fact Checks' Tonight

Just as they did before, during and after last week's presidential debate, the fact checkers will be up and running for tonight's vice presidential debate:

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4:31pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Election 2012

A Closer Look: Beyond the Buzzwords

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 6:19 pm

A few terms and figures became flash points for later discussion in the first presidential debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. From Simpson-Bowles (which was mentioned at least eight times) to the much-discussed $716 billion cut in Medicare, the presidential debate and the wider campaign have featured a growing list of devilish details that could use a good footnote. Here's a closer look at a few of these disputed terms that are likely to come up in the vice-presidential debate.

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4:28pm

Thu October 11, 2012
It's All Politics

B-I-D-E-N Or R-Y-A-N? It's Debate Bingo

WNYC's vice presidential debate game
WNYC

If you're looking for something else to do while watching or listening to tonight's 90-minute vice presidential debate, there's always debate bingo.

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2:48pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Solve This

Obama, Romney On Higher Ed Help: Dueling Visions

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 2:13 pm

Gan Golan holds a ball and chain representing his college loan debt during at a Occupy DC event last year.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Many Americans today feel like they've lost or are losing their shot at a college education because paying for it often seems out of reach. So how big of an issue is this in the presidential campaign?

Here's what President Obama has done to help families pay for college: He negotiated a deal with Congress this summer that kept the interest rate on government-backed Stafford loans from doubling for 7.5 million students.

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