David Latulippe

Announcer, Arts & Cultural Host

David Latulippe is a voice actor as well as 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 Roundtable Pizza, RadioShack, Yahoo! and the Marin Dreamhouse Raffle, among others.

For KALW, David is an announcer and administrator and was co-founding producer of Out in the Bay.  He has hosted and produced From the Conservatory, Music from Mills, and Music at Menlo, and is principal guest host for Then & Now.  He is currently host of Open Air, Explorations in Music, and the Berkeley Symphony broadcasts.

David lives in San Francisco with his partner of 25 years, Ronn Seely, and a ceaselessly entertaining cat named Midge.  Visit his website.



Wed January 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Chetty's Lullaby ~ Silent Sky ~ Jerusalem ~ Mostly British Film

Philip Watt as Chet Baker
Photo: Viracocha

Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on 16 January 2014.

This week on Open Air, actor and trumpet player Philip Watt discusses “Chetty’s Lullaby” at Stagewerx, about the tragic downfall of legendary  jazz musician Chet Baker; San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson shares details about her new stage play "Silent Sky", which is currently in production at TheatreWorks and tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century female scientist who made startling discoveries in the 'man’s world' of astronomy;  and director Bill English talks about the first West Coast production of “Jerusalem” at San Francisco Playhouse, Jez Butterworth’s epic Tony and Olivier award-winning play. Regular contributor Peter Robinson talks about the San Francisco Public Library and gives some of his picks for the Mostly British Film FestivalOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 16, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

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Mon January 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

Monday, January 13, 2014

It's Rubber Ducky Day!
  • 13th Day of 2014 / 352 Remaining
  • Sunrise: 7:25
  • Sunset: 5:13
  • Moon Rise: 3:32pm
  • Moon Set: 5:18am
  • Moon’s Phase: 90 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • January 15 @ 8:35pm
  • Full Wolf Moon
  • Full Old Moon

January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon.

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Thu January 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

Major Barbara ~ Liss Fain Dance ~ Live at Mission Blue

Liss Fain Dance at Z Space

Open Air with host David Latulippe, 9 January 2014.

This week, host David Latulippe has conversations with Artistic Director Kevin Fryer and lecturer Bruce Lamott about Live at Mission Blue in Brisbane, whose opening concert features the male vocal group Clerestory; Theatre Calgary Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum talks about his stint at ACT directing George Bernard Shaw’s 'Major Barbara'; and Dancemaker and Artistic director Liss Fain shares details about 'After the Light', the latest production of her company, Liss Fain Dance. Plus, Peter Robinson, our bon vivant and man about town, updates viewers on the opening of season 4 of Downton Abbey and his take on a couple of current movies: American Hustle and PhilomenaOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 9, 2014. Listen now or anytime. 


Fri January 3, 2014

Latino USA ~ New for 2014 on KALW!

Host Maria Hinojosa brings depth of experience, on-the-ground connections, and knowledge of current and emerging issues impacting Latino and other people of color, with stories about diversity, culture, civic dialogue and how people live and struggle withthese differences.  Now Fridays at 1pm.


Fri January 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

American Utopias on BackStory ~ Monday at Noon

Robert Owen’s proposed utopian community in New Harmony, Indiana, 1838

BackStory - New for 2014 on KALW!  Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. This week: American Utopias - from the search for transcendence amid rural beauty, or attempts to build perfectly ordered industrial towns, they examine the nature and impact of utopian thinking across three centuries of American history.

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