8/17: Bayview gets its grocery store

Aug 17, 2016

KALW Almanac: Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016

Aug 17, 2016

 Today Wednesday, 17th of August of 2016 is the 230th day of the year  There are 136 days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:28 am  and sunset will be at 7:59 pm. Today we will have 13 hours and 31 minutes of daylight. The solar transit will be at 1:14 pm.

Your Call: Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud

Aug 16, 2016

On the August 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with David Dayen, author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud.

August 22, 2016: Award-winning science journalist and New York Times bestselling author Steve Silberman discusses his book NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.  

Photo courtesy of Dr. Vance Vredenburg

Mountain yellow-legged frogs used to be bountiful, hopping out from under hikers feet anywhere there was water. Now they’re critically endangered by both non-native predators and a deadly fungal disease that's killed over a third of the world’s amphibian species.

Dragons on Lake Merced

Aug 16, 2016



This piece was produced Jacky Chiu, one of our high school student summer interns.


I’m at Lake Merced in San Francisco for dragon boat practice. It's kind of smelly like usual, but you can get used to it when you're a paddler.


Vallejo hopes to plug into the electric car market

Aug 16, 2016
Max Pringle




If you’re a former Navy town that’s been navigating rough economic seas since your base closed 20 years ago, a high-tech electric car assembly plant may just be the thing you’re looking for to turn your fortunes around.

Courtesty of Astronaut, etc. // Cropped and Resized

Who’s singing this song? That would be Astronauts, Etc., from Oakland.

Astronauts, Etc. has a free show at Stern Grove in San Francisco. The band will debut a new composition, sponsored by the Stern Grove Festival’s Local Artist Commission Series. The performance begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday (8/21).

Philosophy Talk: The Big Bang - Before and After

Aug 16, 2016
"AbstractBalls34 - The Big Bang" by Drag'n'Drop used under CC license

Does it even make sense to ask what happened before the Big Bang?