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

Moderator Dana Rodriquez is joined this week by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Steve Rubenstein and the Chronicle's Music Critic, Joshua Kosman.

 Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by author Gerry Nachman and guest panelist Jonathan Westerling.

Career coach Marty Nemko talks with listeners about work issues, from finding the perfect job to networking.

218th day of 2016, 148 days remain

  • Sunrise 6:17am
  • Sunset: 8:14pm, giving us 13 hours and 56 minutes of daylight
  • Moonrise: 9:08am, waxing
  • Moonset: 9:58pm

Tides at the Golden Gate

Moderator Dana Rodriquez is joined by teacher Pauline Tajchman and SF Chronicle Music Critic Joshua Kosman.

On the July 24, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with MIT's Sloan School of Business's Edgar Schein, on improving workplace culture, individual branding, and humble consulting.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by author Gerry Nachman and columnist Leah Garchik.

Randy Mayor

189th day of 2016, 176 days remain

Sunrise:  5:56am

Sunset: 8:34pm, giving us 14 hrs and 38 minutes of daylight

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by author Gerry Nachman and educator Laury Fischer.


This week David talks with conductor Edwin Outwater about the San Francisco Symphony's "Summer with the Symphony" concert offerings - you'll also hear about this week's symphony performances of Mahler's "Symphony No. 2" from the two vocal soloists involved, mezzo Kelley O'Connor and soprano Karina Gauvin; 

Host Dana Rodriguez is joined by teacher Laury Fischer and author Gerry Nachman this week.

175th day of 2016, 191 days remaining

Sunrise: 5:49am

Sunset: 8:36pm, giving us 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight

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

169th day of 2016, 197 days remain

  • Sunrise: 5:48am
  • Sunset: 8:34pm, giving us 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight

This week, a visit with the legendary Ben Vereen, who has a solo show at Feinstein’s at the Nikko this week.  You’ll also hear about the many offerings at this year’s FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble & Devised Theater, about ACT’s world-premiere production of “Crack. Rumble.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by author Gerry Nachman and (recently retired) teacher Laury Fischer.

We turn to music in difficult times...what brings you solace?  In addition to sharing details about their latest musical projects and in light of the Orlando tragedy, I'll put that question to my guests on "Revolutions Per Minute." musicians Paul Dresher, Amy X Neuberg, and Hannah Addario-Berry, as I sit in this evening for Sarah Cahill from 8-10pm.   If you'd like to share your own musical selections, feel free to email me or post to our KALW Facebook page.

160th day of 2016, 206 days remain

Sunrise: 5:48amSunset: 8:31pm

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by author Gerry Nachman 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).