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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287th day of 2015, 78 remaining

  • Sunrise: 7:17am
  • Sunset: 6:34pm

New Moon

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 1:13am/12:49pm
  • Low: 6:31am/7:07pm

Special Celebrations today around the world...

Day of Formation of the Tajik Republic - Tajikistan

Founder's Day & Youth Day - Zaire (Democratic Congo)

Petkouden - Bulgaria

279th day of 2015, 86 days remain

278th day of 2015, 87 days remain

  • Sunrise: 7:09am
  • Sunset: 6:47pm
  • Moonrise: 12:30am (50% visible)
  • Moonset: 2:47pm

Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High: 7:34am/6:30pm
  • Low: 12:14am/12:42pm

Special Celebrations today...

271st day of 2015, 94 remaining

  • Sunrise: 7:03am
  • Sunset: 6:58pm
  • Moonset: 7:38am
  • Moonrise: 7:36pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:01am/12:21pm
  • Low: 5:47am/6:19pm


Almanac ~ 9-28-15

Sep 27, 2015

  • Sunrise: 7:03am
  • Sunset: 6:58pm
  • Moonset: 7:38am
  • Moonrise: 7:36pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:01am/12:21pm
  • Low:  5:47am/6:19pm

On this day in:

1066 - England was invaded by William the Conqueror who claimed the English throne.


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  This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright Patricia Milton and composer Caroline Altman about their original musical comedy “Moments of Truth,” being staged by 3Girls Theatre Company;  Mugwumpin co-founders Christopher White and Joe Estlack talk about their two-man take-down of the Hollywood disaster film genre at the Intersection for the Arts - "Blockbuster Season;" Smuin Ballet's Artistic Director Celia Fushille shares details about the dance company’s new season; and Ann Randolph talks about her acclaimed solo show “Loveland,” which returns to The Marsh.  Plus, arts contributor Dianne Keogh with an update on cultural offerings on the peninsula.  

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on September 24, 2015 at 1pm. Listen now orr anytime...

This week moderator Dana Rodriguez and his regular cast of characters:  the San Francisco Chronicle's Leah Garchik and author Gerry Nachmann. 

Minds Over Matter ~ 9/13/15

Sep 13, 2015

Moderator Dana Rodriguez this week with panelists Gerry Nachman & Laury Fischer.


On this week's Open Air, you’ll learn about the Opera San Jose performances of “Tosca” from conductor Joseph Marcheso; pianist Keith Porter-Snell talks about his collaboration with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony this Saturday; and a live performance by flutist/electronicist  Daniel Riera, appearing Saturday at the Red Poppy Art House.  

Plus, Peter Robinson shares a film review and has Shakespeare suggestions for the waning days of summer. Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 1pm. Listen anytime...

 On this week's Open Air, you'll hear about the Hillbarn Theatre's production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" from actors David Blackburn and Tracy Chiappone; and about the new seasons of the San Francisco Wind Ensemble and the Aurora Theatre, which opens its season with the Bay Area Premiere of Marisa Wegrzyn's Mud Blue Sky - we'll hear from the three female leads who star as flight attendants in the production, Rebecca Dines, Jamie Jones, and Laura Jane Bailey. Also, a live studio performance from Brenden Guy and the On Found Sound String Quartet, prior to their Saturday appearance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week's panel:  moderator Dana Rodriguez with author Gerry Nachman, and San Francisco Chronicle writer Steve Rubenstein.

This week, you'll hear about the Central Works-commissioned musical "Project Ahab, or Eye of the Whale" from creators Gary Graves, Ben Euphrat, and John Patrick Moore; conductor Robert Geary talks about the 10th Golden Gate International Children's & Youth Choral Festival; SF Symphony Principal Trumpet Mark Inouye gets jazzy for Summer and the Symphony; plus a visit with Dave Dobrusky, the music director of SF Playhouse's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, 7/9/15 at 1pm. Listen now anytime... 

You’ll hear about the summer offerings from the SF Mime Troupe from the composer of the music to this year's theme of "Freedomland," Ira Marlowe.  Details about “Fiddler on the Roof” at Berkeley Playhouse from director Jon Tracy; plus Bay Area theater-makers Mark Jackson and Megan Trout talk about “Now for Now” at Z Below, which brings together elements of theater, dance, and technology; and SAFEhouse Executive Director Joe Landini talks about SAFEhouse Arts’ eighth annual Su

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