David Latulippe | KALW

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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It’s painter Marc Chagall’s birthday (1887-1985).  Today is Friday, July 7, 2017 the 188th day of the year with 177 days remaining.


  • Sunrise: 5:55am  
  • Sunset: 8:35pm

...giving us 14 hours and 39 minutes of daylight.  94% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 7:27pm

Tides at the Golden Gate

Today is Drive Your Corvette to Work Day (see 1953 below).  

Today is Friday, June 30th, 2017 the 181st day of the year with 184 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:51am  
  • Sunset: 8:36pm

...giving us14 hours and 44 minutes of daylight.  37% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 12:04pm

It's not the Sholeswriter (see 1868 below).  Today is Friday, June 23, 2017, the 174th day of the year with 191 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:37am  
  • Sunset: 8:36pm

...giving us 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.  2% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 8:16pm

This week, details about this year's Stern Grove Festival from Director of Programming Judy Tseng and new Executive Director Bob Fiedler; James Sofranko talks about the second season of SFDanceworks, more from the Frameline film festival from programmer Harry Vaughn and Tom Gustafson, director of the musical "Hello Again" and Peter Robinson talks with Shakespeare scholar Philippa Kelly about Cal Shakes and the Oregon Shakespeare Fest

Host Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by technical editor Kira Pace and tutor Mike Gorin.

It's Ugly Dog Day! Today is Friday, June 16, 2017 the 167th day of the year with 198 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:47am  
  • Sunset: 8:34pm

...giving us 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.  67% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 12:25pm

Tides at the Golden Gate

Lance Huntley

This week, Peter Robinson is guest host for a discussion of Shakespeare with actor/director L. Peter Callender, artistic director of the African American Shakespeare Company, which concludes its season with "The Winter's Tale."  Also, actresses Susi Damilano and Julia Brothers talk about the premiere of "The Roommate" at SF Playhouse.  And author Tony Broadbent talks about his novel set during the heyday of The Beatles in Liverpool, Hamburg, and London:  "The One After 9:09:  A Mystery with a Backbeat"

Kevin Berne

This week, you'll hear about the ACT production of "A Night with Janis Joplin" from its eponymous star, portrayed by Kacee Clanton.

From the Aurora Theatre and director Barbara Damashek: details about the Bay Area Premiere of "Splendour"- Abi Morgan's riveting play about the fragility of power and the unreliability of language.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by professor emeritus Laury Fischer and technical editor Kira Pace.

"It was...FIFTY...years ago today..."

Today is Friday, June 2, 2017 the 153rd day of the year with 212 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:49am  
  • Sunset: 8:27pm

...giving us 14 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.  53% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 2:14pm.

Minds over Matter

Minds over Matter

Happy Birthday to Matt Stone (L), pictured with Trey Parker.

Today is Friday, May 26, 2017 the 146th day of the year with 219 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:52am  
  • Sunset: 8:22pm

...giving us 14 hours and 31 minutes of daylight.  New moon...so none of it will be visible.

A birthday he has.  Happy Birthday, Frank Oz.

Today is Thursday, May 25, 2017 the 145th day of the year with 220 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:53am  
  • Sunset: 8:21pm

...giving us 14 hours and 29 minutes of daylight.  1% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 8:24pm.

The Brooklyn Bridge opened on this day in 1883.

Today is Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 the 144th day of the year with 221 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:53am  
  • Sunset: 8:21pm

...giving us 14 hours and 27 minutes of daylight.  6% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 7:12pm

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by technical editor Kira Pace and tech researcher Eric Barela.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9pm  ~ “Remembrance” (5/4/17 concert)

Christian Reif, guest conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, "Babi Yar"

Denis Sedov, bass soloist

Marika Kuzma, chorusmaster

Men's Chorus, to include: Alumni of the Chamber Chorus of the University of California, Alumni of the Pacific Boychoir Academy, Members of the St. John of San Francisco Russian Orthodox Chorale

Thomas Edison spoke for the first time on radio on this date in 1926.  

Today,  is Friday, May 19, 2017 the 139th day of the year with 226 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:56am  
  • Sunset: 8:17pm

...giving us 14 hours and 20 minutes of daylight.  52% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 2:37pm

This week on Open Air, KALW's radio magazine of the Bay Area performing arts scene, you'll hear about the Central Works production of "Edward King" written and directed by Gary Graves, a new comedy about finding your roots.  Liss Fain talks about the Liss Fain Dance premiere of "Known Once" based on stories collected in partnership with 826 Valencia as well as The Redwoods, a mixed-income residential community for seniors in Mill Valley; actor Adam Strau

(photo: Heather Talbert)

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9pm - “Relevance” (1/26/17 concert)

Christian Reif, guest conductor

Mason Bates: Cello Concerto (Bay Area Premiere)

Joshua Roman, cello

(Joshua's encore was "Julie-O" by former Turtle Island Quartet cellist Mark Sumner)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat Major, Op. 60

(The Berkeley Symphony "encore" to fill out the broadcast time was the Mozart "Requiem", from their April 30, 2015 concert in Zellerbach Hall.)


Host Dana Rodriguez is joined tonight by teacher Laury Fischer and the San Francisco Chronicle's Music Critic, Joshua Kosman.

Happy birthday to the late, great George Carlin.

  Today is Friday, May 12, 2017, the 132nd day of the year; 233 days remain – it’s 39 days until spring.

  • Sunrise: 6:02am
  • Sunset: 8:11pm

…giving us 14 hours and 8 minutes of daylight.  99% of the waning moon is visible, rising at 9:53pm.

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9pm - “Reverence” (12/8/16 concert)

Elim Chan, guest conductor 

  Rose Aguilar and her guests discuss journalism that stood out this week. 


Alia Malek: award winning journalist and civil rights lawyer

Happy Birthday to Python alum Michael Palin. Today is Friday, May 5, 2017 the 125th day of the year with 240 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:09am    
  • Sunset: 8:04pm

Tune in to the full 2016-17 season of the Berkeley Symphony, Monday evenings in May at 9pm, hosted by David Latulippe.

Pamper your dog today! Today is Thursday, April 27, 2017 the 147th day of the year with 248 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:18am
  • Sunset: 7:57pm...giving us 13 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.  It’s a New Moon, none of it will be visible.

Thank you, Frederick Law Olmstead (1822-1903), for Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and Happy Birthday!

Today is Wednesday, April 26, 2017 the 146th day of the year with 249 days remaining.

Sunrise: 6:19am  

Sunset: 7:56pm

...giving us 13 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.  None of the moon will be visible, it’s new!