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

The curious minds of Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich continue their sonic explorations, where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. This week: “The Bad Show” - Cruelty, violence, badness...wrestling with the dark side of human nature and questioning whether it's something we can ever really understand, or fully escape.  Radiolab: Tuesday at 10pm.

Host Ira Glass heads to some of the happiest places on Earth:  Amusement Parks!  Jonathan Goldstein revisits one he worked at as a teen, Ira takes us behind the scenes at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, where the staff so loves their jobs they make videos.  Sunday at 1pm, Wednesday at Noon. 

July 6, 2012

Jul 6, 2012

188th day of 2012, 178 remaining

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

Tides at the Golden Gate
High:  1:27am, 3:10pm
Low:  8:01am, 8:21pm

94% of Moon visible, rising at 10:32pm

Holidays & Celebrations

Anniversary of the Coronation of King Mindaugas - Lithuania
Independence Day - Comoros
John Huss Day - Czech Republic
Republic Day - Malawi
Eino Leino Day - Finland

July 5, 2012

Jul 5, 2012

Sunrise: 5:54am
Sunset: 8:35pm

Tides at the Golden Gate
High:  12:38am, 2:28pm
Low:  7:18am, 7:24pm

98% of Moon visible, rising at 9:58pm

Holidays & Celebrations
St. Cyril & St. Methodius Day - Czech Republic, Slovakia
Independence Day - Algeria, Venezuela, Cape Verde Islands
Peace & Unity Day - Rwanda
Tynwald Day - Isle of Man

National Apple Turnover Day

Significant Events of July 5:

July 4, 2012

Jul 4, 2012

Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 8:35pm

Tides at the Golden Gate
High:  1:46pm
Low:  6:34am, 6:29pm

99% of Moon visible, rising at 9:20pm

Holidays & Celebrations
Birthday of Queen Sonja - Norway
Day of Agwe - Haiti
Family Day - Lesotho
Fisherman's Day - Marshall Islands
Independence Day - US, Rwanda
King's Day - Tonga

Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

Significant Events of July 4:

Saturday July 14th marks the 100th birthday of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie.  "Folk Music & Beyond" presents the 2-hour special "Going Down the Road with Woody Guthrie" produced by Nick Spitzer, with visits to friends and relatives who share tales of Woody Guthrie's trials and triumphs.  Guthrie's children, Nora and Arlo, reflect on their father's life, scholar Guy Logsdon discusses Guthrie's Dust Bowl days and Pete Seeger shares the backstory to Woody's anthem for the "down and outers."  Plus, music and memories from Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Moses Asch, Bob Dylan and so many others

It's been a year ripe with potential for political satire.  Hear what the talented members of the Capitol Steps have put together in sketch and song, for this end-of-year special.   Monday, December 31 at 7pm.

The Bay Area's Favorite Radio Quiz Show, moderated by Dana Rodriguez.  This week's panelists:  author Jerry Nachman and music critic Joshua Kosman.

Elders by the Bay

Jul 1, 2012

Host Lauren Meltzer takes listeners back in time to listen to the stories of three Bay Area pioneers whose initiatives and actions influenced the cultural, technological and environmental landscape of the Bay Area.  In an hour documentary, Meltzer interviews: ·       Julius Blank - one of the founders of Silicon Valley·       Sylvia McLaughlin - who helped push legislation to stop the San Francisco bay from being developed into water front property·       Frank Jackson - legend and pioneer of the Fillmore jazz era The conversations will reveal that despite working in different sectors, the

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the challenge to the healthcare reform bill, what questions do you have about the Court’s decision?  What do you want to know about how it will affect your access to medical care – and the future of health care locally and nationally?  Where does the movement for healthcare for all go next?  Join host Rose Aguilar for a special broadcast on Your Call on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, Thursday at 11am.  Participate by calling in to 866-798-8255.

Alan Farley talks with baritone Nathan Gunn, who is starring as Papageno in the San Francisco Opera’s production (in English) of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”.  Giuseppe Finzi, resident conductor of the SF Opera, stops by to talk about the upcoming Merola opera students’ concert, and he’ll also visit with Michael Gene Sullivan of San Francisco Mime Troupe.  Open Air:  Listen anytime through 7/4 via KALW's Local Music Player.

Minds Over Matter

Jun 24, 2012


Funny Food Songs

Jun 21, 2012

Music about leftover pizza, junk food, cornbread, homegrown tomatoes, and other delights by Christine Lavin, Guy Clark, Cheryl Wheeler, John McCutcheon, the Chenille Sisters, Patty Larkin, Tim O'Brien, and others.  Folk Music & Beyond:  Listen with KALW's Local Music Player through 6/30.

Under the Rainbow

Jun 21, 2012

Marilyn Pittman's encore presentation of her interview with Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Rainbow Flag. It was 1978, Harvey Milk was leading the gay rights movement, and Gilbert started with a banner for the pride parade that became the worldwide symbol it is today.  Out in the Bay:  Thursday at 7pm.

My Favorite Things

Jun 15, 2012

Alan Farley visits with John Mangum, Director of Artistic Planning, San Francisco Symphony, who shares his favorite recordings.  Monday at 9pm

On the occasion of Willie Nelson's 66th studio release, Jim and Greg review the American icon's wide-ranging career with Texas music authority Joe Nick Patoski.  Sunday at 2pm.

Sedge pays tribute to long-time WCL producer Kathi Kamen Goldmark (1948-2012), in a show that will feature visits with BILL IRWIN (pictured), Tony award-winning American actor and clown noted for his contribution to the renaissance of American circus during the 1970s.

West Coast Live!

May 18, 2012

Activist hippie-icon WAVY GRAVY was among host Sedge Thompson's guests this week.  Also:  author AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS, known for his bestselling and controversial memoir, Running with Scissors, who brings his latest, hilarious self-help book called This is How;  author DANIEL DUANE, surfer and memoirist, who talks about his How To Cook Like A Man: A Memoir of Cookbook Obsession; poet ZACH HOUSTON, the Oakland-based visual artist and poet, best known for his pop-up poemstore; musician JONATHAN RICHMAN, clown-activist hippie-icon WAVY GRAVY; and pianist MITCHELL HOLMA

Host Emannuel Nado invited several music pioneers to the KALW studios to perform live and speak about African music: Baba Ken of West African Highlife band (Nigeria), ethnomusicologist Dr. Yancine Badian Kouyate (Mali), and Fely Tchaco (Cote d'Ivoire, pictured).

Because KALW is conducting a "quiet drive" - not interrupting our programming with extended pledge breaks - we need you to respond to make it a success (and not "a fine mess" as Mr. Hardy might say to Mr. Laurel!).  Donate now online or call 800-525-9917.

This week, Rose talked with the Nation’s John Nichols about his latest book, Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street.  Plus, a discussion about the parliamentary elections in Greece with Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly, who joined us from Rome. 


John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation

Eric Reguly, Globe and Mail’s European business correspondent and he is based in Rome

Web Resources:

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley were absolutely floored by the turnout at the Paramount on April 28, in which they discussed the current political climate in the context of "The Rich and the Rest of Us:  A Poverty Manifesto".  If you missed the live event, a pledge of $50 will get you a special DVD we made, $75 gets you their book, or, for a $120 pledge, get both!

Zanze's Cheesecake

May 10, 2012

Zanze's Cheesecake ~ 2405 Ocean Ave ~ San Francisco ~ 334-2264

Peasant Pies

May 10, 2012

Peasant Pies ~ UCSF Campus, South Plaza ~ 1039 Irving Street @ 12th ~ 4108 24th Street 

Mitchell's Ice Cream ~ 688 San Jose @ 29th ~ San Francisco ~ 415-648-2300

Lucca Ravioli Company ~ 1100 Valencia St. ~ San Francisco, CA ~ (415) 647 - 5581

Fog City Blues

May 9, 2012

Host Devon Strolovitch is celebrating 5 years of Fog City Blues...and you can support KALW and join in on the fun!  Devon's hosting a special event at Viracocha in the Mission on Thursday, May 17 - a "Fog City Blues Revue" - and you can get tickets when you make an online pledge.  Details here.

House of Bagels

May 9, 2012

House of Bagels ~ 5030 Geary Blvd ~ San Francisco

Goat Hill Pizza

May 9, 2012

Goat Hill Pizza ~ 300 Connecticut St ~ San Francisco ~ 974-1303 

Gabriele Muselli Catering ~ 5051 Mission St ~ San Francisco ~ 334-3755