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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Twelfth Night! - the night before Epiphany

National Whipped Cream Day

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356th day of 2014, 9 days remain

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Army Day - Vietnam

Winter Solstice Holiday - Hong Kong

Las Posadas (Day 7 of 9) - Mexico

National Haiku Poetry Day

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An all-new 34th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration. John Schaefer hosts from New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, with holiday favorites and new sounds from around the world.   Monday, December 8, 9-11pm.  (View all of KALW's special holiday programming here.)

The best of the best in new radio, winners of the Third Coast Festival Competition.  Award-winning writer, producer and humorist Gwen Macsai is host.  You’ll also hear interviews with winning producers and excerpts from the Third Coast Awards Ceremony, hosted by Roman Mars. 

The best of the best in new radio, winners of the Third Coast Festival Competition.  Award-winning writer, producer and humorist Gwen Macsai is host.  You’ll also hear interviews with winning producers and excerpts from the Third Coast Awards Ceremony, hosted by Roman Mars. 

  • Potosi Local Festival - Bolivia
  • Area Code Day
  • Marine Corps Birthday
  • Sesame Street Day
  • World Orphans Day
  • World Science Day for Peace and Development
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • St. Tryphon, the patron of gardeners, is celebrated today

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This week, NPR lost a close member of the family. Tom Magliozzi, co-host of Car Talk, passed away at age 77 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. On this week's special edition of Car Talk, Ray Magliozzi will honor his older brother with his own memories, and his favorite Tom moments from the show.  Saturday, November 8 at 9am on KALW.

Read Susan Stamberg's remembrance here.

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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.

This week we spoke with:

Guests:

Alexander Christie-Miller, Istanbul based freelance journalist

Reese Erlich, award-winning freelance foreign correspondent and author of lnside Syria, The Back story of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

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Gibraltar National Day - Gibraltar

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has a conversation with Michael Urie about his one-man show, “Buyer & Cellar”, opening at the Curran Theatre, which takes us into Barbara Streisand’s basement; Helene Whitson, co-founder and board president of the SF Lyric Chorus, shares details about the ensemble's upcoming concert, with choral works from Maurice Durufle and Joseph Jongen; and  - Open Air serves a healthy helping of choral music this week -  conductor Robert Geary discusses this weekend's performances of Brahms' German Requiem by the SF Choral Society.  Plus, critic-at-large and regular contributor Peter Robinson reviews the movie  Calvary, the Cal Shakes production of Pygmalion, and offers a tribute to Lauren Bacall.  Open Air with David Latulippe; originally broadcast on 21 August 2014.  Listen now or anytime...

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  • Autumn Begins in 38 Days
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  • Moon’s Phase 77%, waning

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220th day of 2014, 145 remaining

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Isabel Yrigoyen and Marc Bamuthi Joseph about the  Performance Festival at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which is part of the "Bay Area Now 7" festival that continues through October; choreographers Pearl Marill and Randee Paufve discuss their contributions to the  “Music Moves” festival at ODC; and cellist Dmitri Atapine joins us in studio to talk about the concluding weekend of concerts by the presenters of Music@Menlo.  Plus, our regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson reviews the movie “A Most Wanted Man” and offers ideas for things to do with visitors to San Francisco.  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ originally broadcast on August 7, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

Radiolab's Jad Abumrad will present Gut Churn, a multimedia lecture on the creative process at City Arts & Lectures on October 1st.  Gut Churn is the result of a three-year investigation into the science, philosophy and art of uncertainty that began by asking: What does it mean to “innovate?” What use do negative feelings have during the creative process? Do those feelings get in the way, or do they propel us forward?

August 6, 2014

Aug 6, 2014

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August 5, 2014

Aug 5, 2014

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August 4, 2014

Aug 4, 2014

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August 4, 2014

Aug 4, 2014

216 day of 2014 / 149 to go

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Sunrise: 6:16   Sunset: 8:15pm

Moonset: 12:25am  Moonrise: 2:33pm  48% visible

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  This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with James Darrah about his direction of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Merola Opera Program; ODC founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way returns with Deputy Director for Advancement, Christy Bolingbroke, to discuss the upcoming 3-week festival called Music Moves; President and co-founder Paul Andrews from the Slavyanka Chorus shares details about the upcoming Russian Music Festival starting this weekend in San Francisco and Berkeley; and SF Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month of August.  Open Air with David Latulippe, broadcast live on Thursday 31 July 2014. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to young artists from the Merola Opera Program about their roles in the upcoming production of Andre Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”; conductor David Möschler and singer Caitlin Cobb-Vialet talk about the Youth Musical Theater Company’s production of “South Pacific", Stephan Stubbins, co-Executive Director for Transcendence Theater Company, shares details about the third season of ‘Broadway Under the Stars’ at Jack London State Historic Park; and Peter Robinson offers some summer reading suggestions and activities.  Open Air with David Latulippe; originally broadcast on July 10 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Ben Yalom and Debórah Eliezar, artistic directors of the FURY Factory festival of ensemble theater about the visiting companies from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and the Bay Area; Sammy Wegent shares details about Speechless Live, an improvised power point presentation spoof at Public Works; we have a conversation with Terry Baum, star of “Hick: A Love Story, the Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt;” and San Francisco Chronicle's music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month of July.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on July 3, 2014. Listen now or anytime...

Re:Sound - hosted by award-winning producer and writer Gwen Macsai - presents unforgettable audio stories carefully curated from around the world. This week: celebrating the work of a great journalist — Matt Power, who died March 10, 2014 while on assignment in Uganda.  Re:Sound, presented by the Third Coast International Audio Festival, can be heard on Tuesdays at 11pm, through September 9th.

This week, actors Rafael Jordan, James Carpenter, and Paul Vincent O'Connor talk about the Aurora Theatre's season closer, David Mamet’s “American Buffalo;” Peter Stein, Senior Programmer for Frameline38 is joined by Jonathan Taieb, director of the film “Stand” which explores Russia’s virulent anti-gay society; Michael Gene Sullivan shares details about this year's San Francisco Mime Troupe's offering; and visual artist Tal Rosner talks about his collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony for performances of Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes.”  Plus, critic Peter Robinson offers a film review of “Jersey Boys” and preview of CalShakes at Orinda.  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ 6/26/14 at 1pm.

Host Emmanuel Nado visits with singer/songwriter, performer, social activist, and panafricanist Angelique Kidjo, one of the most recognizable and influential names in Africa and the world, and shares cuts from her new CD, “Eve”– dedicated to the Women of Africa to their resilience and their beauty.  Africa Mix ~ Thursday 6/19/14 ~ 9-11pm.

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This week, conversations with playwright Dezi Gallegos about his one-man show at the Marsh, "God Fights The Plague", and with Christopher White from Mugwumpin.  We’ll also hear about the Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts piece "Number Zero: A Space Opera" at CounterPulse, and get an overview of the 38th Frameline Film Festival from Des Buford, Frameline’s Director of Exhibitions & Programming.  Plus Peter Robinson reviews Modernism at the deYoung and offers a movie review of "Chef".  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ 6/19/14 at 1pm.

This week, conversations with Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Joyce Keil, who shares details about the boys’ upcoming concerts here and at Carnegie Hall; Bay Area actress Sharon Rietkirk talks about her role in Stephen Sondheim’s “Marry Me a Little” at Theatreworks in Mountain View; Hershey Felder is back in town, this time as Leonard Bernstein, in a one-man show called “Maestro” at Berkeley Rep.  Also, a talk with Rob Bailis of Cal Performances and composer Uri Caine about the Ojai North concerts this weekend in Berkeley.   Open Air with David Latulippe ~ 6/12/14 at 1pm.

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