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.

Ways to Connect

This week, an update from the final days of Frameline39 from Executive Director Frances Wallace, joined by filmmaker Jack Walsh; a visit with superstar soprano Nina Stemme, who will sing Leonore in the San Francisco Symphony concert performances of "Fidelio;" summer musical offerings in Jack London State Park via Stephen Stubbins, one of the founders of the Transcendence Theatre Company; and Peter Robinson offers suggestions for summer reading on land, sea, and air.  Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday 6/25/15 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week, violinist David Harrington shares details about a three-day festival of concerts that Kronos Quartet  & Kronos Performing Arts Association is presenting in honor of composer Terry Riley’s 80th birthday next week, which will feature four world premieres; Sarah Cahill shares details about her special piano tribute to Terry Riley this Friday as well; Peter Stein, Senior Programmer for Frameline talk about this week’s screenings for Frameline39: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival; and pianist Jonathan Biss talks about Beethoven.  He’s performing with the San Francisco Symphony this week as the symphony closes its season with a massive Beethoven festival.  Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, 6/18/15 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

167th day of 2015, 198 remaining           

  • Sunrise: 5:47am   
  • Sunset: 8:34pm
  • Moonrise: 6:10am, 0% visible, New Moon
  • Moonset: 8:40pm

Tides at the Golden Gate  

  • High: 1:57pm       
  • Low: 6:07am/5:53pm

Special Celebrations today…


Youth Day - South Africa

166th day of 2015, 199 remaining

  • Sunrise: 5:47am
  • Sunset: 8:33pm
  • Moonrise: 5:19am, 3% visible, New Moon tomorrow & Wednesday
  • Moonset: 7:45pm

Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High: 12:28pm/11:20pm
  • Low: 5:24am/5:04pm

Special Celebrations today…

This week, San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and conductor Nicola Luisotti talk about the World Premiere of the SF Opera co-commissioned opera “Two Women;” Steven Haines, Executive Director for Stern Grove Festival will be joined in studio by Grammy winning Christian Tumalan, director of Pacific Mambo Orchestra; the Real Vocal String Quartet returns for a live studio visit ; and Peter Robinson shares cinema reviews.  Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, 6/11/15 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

155th day of 2015, 210 remaining

Sunrise: 5:49am
Sunset: 8:28pm

Moonset: 7:53am
Moonrise: 10:22pm (98% visible, waning)

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:42am/2:44pm
  • Low: 7:24am/7:17pm

Special celebrations today...

154th day of 2015, 211 remaining

Sunrise: 5:49
Sunset: 8:27

Moonset: 6:56am
Moonrise: 9:30pm (99% visible, waning)

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:02am/1:59pm
  • Low: 6:44 am/6:31pm

Special celebrations today...

Martyr's Day - Uganda
Mabo Day - Australia
National Chocolate Macaroon Day
National Egg Day
Chimborazo Day
National Running Day
National Tailors Day

153rd day of 2015, 212 remaining

Sunrise: 5:49 AM
Sunset: 8:26 PM

Full Moon today at 9:21am, called the "Strawberry Moon" by the native Algonquins, the "Rose Moon" by Europeans.

Tides at the Golden Gate
Low: 6:24am/6:10pm
High: 1:31pm

Special celebrations today include...

Republic Day - Italy
Botev Day (commemorating heroes who died for freedom) - Bulgaria

National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

On this day in...

152nd day of 2015, 213 remaining

  • Sunrise: 5:50am
  • Sunset: 8:26pm
  • Moonset: 5:21am
  • Moonrise: 7:37pm (96% visible)

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:32pm/11:25pm
  • Low: 5:31am/5:09pm

Of the many monthly celebrations, choose from the following what YOU'D like to celebrate:   JUNE IS...

149th day of 2015; 216 remaining

Tides at the Golden Gate
High: 10:06am/9:43pm
Low: 3:44am/3:11pm

Sunrise: 5:51am
Sunset: 8:24pm

Moonrise: 4:43pm (77% visible)
Moonset: 3:32am

Special celebrations and commemorations today include...

147th day of 2015; 218 remaining

Tides at the Golden Gate
High: 7:53am/8:37pm
Low: 2:13am/1:40pm

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

Moonrise: 2:30am (60% visible)
Moonset: 2:51pm

Special celebrations & commemorations today include...

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.

Joining us this week:


 Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor of Harper's magazine, author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins 


  • Sunrise: 6:00am
  • Sunset: 8:13pm
  • Moonrise: 4:28am (waning)
  • Moonset: 5:42pm

Special Celebrations today include:

134th day of 2015, 231 remaining

  • Sunrise: 6:01am 
  • Sunset: 8:12pm
  • Moonrise: 3:49am (23% visible)
  • Moonset: 4:33pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 9:26am/9:42pm
  • Low: 3:08am/2:55pm

Special Celebrations today include:

133rd day of 2015,  232 days remain

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

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High - 8:13am/8:59pm
  • Low - 2:11am/2:01pm

Special Celebrations Today include...

  • Frog Jumping Day
  • Donate a Day's Wages to Charity Day

On this day in...

1607 - Jamestown, Virginia, was settled as a colony of England.

1779 - The War of Bavarian Succession ended.


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. 

Joining us this week: 


Lawrence Lanahan, award-winning journalist, and former senior producer at Baltimore NPR member station WYPR

Tim Shorrock, columnist with the Nation and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

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.


Christoph Reuter, Middle East correspondent for Der Spiegel

Mark Seibel, chief of correspondents for McClatchy Newspapers

KALW is a media sponsor for the Berkeley Symphony, which presents "Homage," the third concert of its 2014-15 season at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday, April 30th at 8pm.  Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the orchestra in Mozart's "Requiem" and choruses from "The Death of Klinghoffer" by John Adams with the University and Chamber Choruses of the University of California Berkeley and soloists Jacquiline Piccolino, Zanda Švēde, Michael Dailey, and Anthony Reed.

David Ford

At the Marsh Theater, you’ll find a man named Geoff Doyle trying a new approach to William Shakespeare's King Lear. The original play is the story of a king who decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters by testing their loyalty -- and ends up making some bad decisions in the process.

Minds Over Matter is the Bay Area's favorite quiz show.

47th day of 2015

  • Sunrise:  6:58am
  • Sunset: 5:50pm
  • Moonrise: 4:56am, 14% visible
  • Moonset: 3:36pm

Today’s Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High: 8:53am/10:35pm
  • Low: 2:38am/3:32pm

This Week, celebrate/commemorate/honor...

Kolkata, India-based Sandip Roy, writer/journalist/blogger and former host of Your Call, is back in town to promote his first novel, "Don't Let Him Know."  This conversation with Richard Rodriguez was recorded at Kepler's in Menlo Park. (City Visions returns next 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.

This week we spoke with:


David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter, editor of the anthology “Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

Mark Seibel, chief of correspondents for McClatchy Newspapers

Civil rights veteran Vincent Harding is remembered by “On Being” host Krista Tippett. Harding, who passed away last May at the age of 82, had a long lens of wisdom on how social change happens. He believed America is still a developing nation when it comes to creating a multi-religious, multi-racial democracy, and spent recent decades bringing young people into creative contact with elders and civil rights veterans.  Monday, 1/19 at 7pm.

  • Sunrise: 7:25am
  • Sunset: 5:13pm

55% of the waning moon is visible, setting at 11:53am.

Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High: 5:13am/5:54pm
  • Low: 11:56am/11:04pm

Special Celebrations Today…

  • Defenders of Freedom Day - Lithuania
  • Liberation Day - Togo
  • St. Melania’s Day - Ukraine
  • Orthodox New Year - Serbia

And on the more...creative...side, it's also...

New on KALW, Fridays at 11am! 

Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life, Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior, interweaving narrative storytelling and fascinating new psychological and brain science in a way that ultimately makes you see your own life differently. 

This week: “Entanglement.”  Meet a woman who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. An exploration of the ways in which all of us are connected – more literally than you might realize.

January 6, 2015

Jan 6, 2015

Sunrise: 7:26

Sunset: 5:06


99% of the waning moon is visible

Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High: 12:57am/11:25am
  • Low: 5:41am/6:17pm

Special celebrations...

Three Kings Day or some version of Epiphany is celebrated in…

Sunrise: 7:26  Sunset: 5:05pm

99% of the waning moon is visible

Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High: 12:20am/10:59am
  • Low: 4:59am/5:43pm

Special Celebrations today include...

Twelfth Night! - the night before Epiphany

National Whipped Cream Day

Special happenings on this day…

356th day of 2014, 9 days remain

  • Sunrise: 7:22am 
  • Sunset: 5:45pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:11am/10:57am
  • Low: 4:44am/5:40pm

Special celebrations today...

Army Day - Vietnam

Winter Solstice Holiday - Hong Kong

Las Posadas (Day 7 of 9) - Mexico

National Haiku Poetry Day

On this day in...

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.)