David Latulippe

Announcer, Arts & Cultural Host

David Latulippe is host of Open Air, KALW's weekly radio magazine of the performing arts, as well as for Explorations in Music, and the Berkeley Symphony broadcasts.   He has also hosted and produced the radio series From the Conservatory, Music from Mills, and Music at Menlo, and is principal guest host for Revolutions Per Minute. 

In addition to work in radio and voiceover, he is a vocalist, flutist, and piccolo player.  He has been heard in various orchestral and chamber music settings with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, Golden Gate Opera, the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra and the BC Orchestra, and has performed internationally as soloist and with orchestras in Austria, Ireland and Taiwan.  He has also narrated such children’s classics as Peter & the Wolf and Tubby the Tuba.

While living in New York, David was heard on New York City’s signature public radio station, WNYC, as host for news and classical music programs.  He was music consultant to director Mike Nichols, for his HBO productions of Wit and Angels in America.  Recent commercial work include on and off-camera projects for Oracle, Cisco, Roundtable Pizza, RadioShack, Yahoo!, and the Marin Dreamhouse Raffle, among others.

David lives in San Francisco with his partner of 28 years, Ronn Seely, and two ceaselessly entertaining cats named Midge and Steve.  Visit his website.

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Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by author Gerry Nachmann and the San Francisco Chronicle's Music Critic,  Joshua Kosman.

155th day of 2016, 211 days remain

Sunrise: 5:49am

Sunset: 8:28pm, giving us 14 hours & 39 minutes of daylight today

Moonrise: 4:56am, 7% visible, waning   Moonset: 6:59pm

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by author Gerry Nachman and teacher Pauline Tajchman.

148th day of 2016, 218 days remain

  • Sunrise:  5:51
  • Sunset:  8:23pm, giving us 14 hours & 31 minutes of daylight, increasing daily
  • Moonset: 11:09am
  • Moonrise: 12:20am, 77% of the waning moon will be visible

This week, host Dana Rodriguez is joined by and teachers Pauline Tajchman & Laury Fischer, and San Francisco Chronicle Music Critic, Joshua Kosman.

141st day of 2016, 225 days remain

Sunrise: 5:55am

Sunset: 8:18pm

Moonset: 5:30am, rising at 7:20pm with 96% visible, waxing toward Saturday’s Full “Blue Moon”

134th day of 2016, 232 days remain

Sunrise: 6:01am  Sunset: 8:12pm

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by teacher Laury Fischer this week.


Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.


Kevin Hall, chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers

Kareem Shaheen, Middle East correspondent for the Guardian

Guests:Kevin Hal

127th day of 2016, 239 days remain

Sunrise:  6:08am      Sunset:  8:05pm

Moonrise:  6:20am (1% visible, waning – new moon at 12:32pm!)   Moonset:  8:13pm

Tides at the Golden Gate 

High: 12:35pm   Low: 5:45am/5:41pm

Special Celebrations around the world today include…

Monday, May 2 at 9pm:  The Berkeley Symphony’s season opening concert from 10/14/15.  Music Director Joana Carneiro with Ravel’s “Bolero,” “Laterna Magica” by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, and Hector Berlioz’s song cycle “Les nuits d'été” sung by Simone Osborne.

Monday, May 9 at 9pm:  The U.S. premiere of “Fachwerk” by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, featuring bayan (classical accordion) player Geir Draugsvoll, brass works by Italian Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrieli, and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” (from 12/3/15).

Moderator Dana Rodriguez with panelists Leah Garchik of the San Francisco Chronicle, author Gerry Nachmann, and comedian/voice actor Bob Sarlatte.

This week, educator Laury Fischer and auther Gerry Nachman join moderator Dana Rodriguez.

  Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.


Rafia Zakaria, journalist, writer, and the author of “The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan.”

Meaghan Winter, freelance journalist 

Jodi Jacobson, editor in Chief of Rewire

The San Francisco Chronicle's Music Critic, Joshua Kosman, and author Gerry Nachmann join moderator Dana Rodriguez this week.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez with panelists Gerry Nachmann and Leah Garchik.

71st day of 2016, 295 days remaining.  Justice denied (his 80th birthday).

Sunrise: 6:26am

Sunset: 6:14pm

4% of the waxing moon will be visible tonight.

70th day of 2016, 296 days remaining.  Happy Birthday, you Mad Man, you!  (Jon Hamm 1971)

Sunrise: 6:27am

Sunset: 6:13pm

No moon tonight…it’s new to me!

64th day of 2016, 302 days remaining.  Thank you, EMILE BERLINER, for inventing the microphone on this date in 1877.

Sunrise: 6:36am

Sunset: 6:07pm

31% of the waning moon will be visible tonight.

63rd day of 2016, 303 days remaining.  Happy Birthday to radio enthusiast Alexander Graham Bell!

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 6:06pm

41% of the waning moon will be visible tonight.

57th day of 2016, 309 days remaining in the year.  Happy birthday to the original Man in Black.

Sunrise: 6:46am

Sunset: 6:00pm

Moonrise: 9:53pm, 91% of the waning moon will be visible.

56th day of 2016, 310 days remaining in the year, on this, Pierre Auguste Renoir's birthday

Sunrise 6:47am

Sunset: 5:59pm

Moonrise: 8:59pm, 96% of the now-waning moon is visible.

The sun shines brightly today...on Nicolas Copernicus's birthday!

50th day of 2016, 316 remaining

Sunrise:  6:55am   Sunset: 5:53pm

Moonset: 4:44am   Moonrise:  3:19pm, 84% of the waxing moon will be visible, heading towards a full moon on February 22.

49th day of 2016, 317 remaining

Sunrise:  6:56am    Sunset: 5:52pm

Moonset: 3:55am   Moonrise:  2:22pm, 76% of the waxing moon will be visible, heading towards a full moon on February 22.

43rd Day of 2016, 323 Remaining

Spring Begins in 36 Days

Sunrise: 7:03am    Sunset: 5:45pm

10 Hours 42 Minutes of sunlight today

42nd Day of 2016, 324 Remaining

Spring Begins in 37 Days

Sunrise: 7:04am

Sunset: 5:44pm

10 Hours 40 Minutes of daylight today

Felix Mendelssohn born this day in 1809...(and on the program tonight at sfsymphony.org)

Sunrise:  7:10am

Sunset: 5:37pm

16% of the waning moon is visible, setting at 3:00pm

Lance Huntley

This week, director L. Peter Callender talks about the African American Shakespeare Company production of George C. Wolfe’s contemporary, devastating and satirical masterpiece, "The Colored Museum;" you'll also hear about the Cutting Ball Theatre's production of "Ondine" from playwright Katherine Sherman.  Charith Premawardhana updates us on Classical Revolution happenings, we'll have a visit with conductor Masaaki Suzuki, who is making his San Francisco Symphony conducting debut, and regular contributor Peter Robinson previews the Mostly British Film Festival screenings at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco.  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1pm.

Sunrise:  7:11am   ~   Sunset: 5:36pm

25% of the waning moon is visible, setting this afternoon at 2:05pm