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

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!

Special thanks to our local Food Donors for keeping our staff and volunteers sated and caffeinated.

Zanze's Cheesecake

May 10, 2012

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

Zante ~ 3489 Mission St ~ 821-3949

Real Food Company

May 10, 2012

Real Food Grocery ~ 3060 Fillmore ~ 2140 Polk

Peet's Coffee & Tea

May 10, 2012

Peet's Coffee ~ locations throughout the Bay Area!

Peasant Pies

May 10, 2012

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

Panorama ~ 500 Florida St ~ San Francisco ~ 522-5500

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

Mission Pie

May 10, 2012

Mission Pie ~ 2901 Mission St at 25th ~ San Francisco  ~ 282-1500

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

Let's Be Frank

May 10, 2012

Let's Be Frank ~ 3318 Steiner St ~ San Francisco ~ 674-6755

La Mediterranee

May 10, 2012

La Mediterranee ~ 2210 Fillmore & 288 Noe in SF ~ 2936 College Ave in Berkeley

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.

La Boulange Bakery

May 9, 2012

La Boulange Bakery ~ 3898 24th St...and other locations throughout the city!


House of Bagels

May 9, 2012

House of Bagels ~ 5030 Geary Blvd ~ San Francisco

Gott's Roadside

May 9, 2012

Gott's Roadside ~ at the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero in 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 

Dianda's Bakery

May 9, 2012

Dianda's Bakery ~ 2883 Mission St ~ San Francisco ~ 647-5469

Bi-Rite Market

May 9, 2012

Bi-Rite Market ~ 3639 18th St ~ San Francisco ~ 241-9760


Avedano's Holly Park Market ~ 235 Cortland Ave ~ Bernal Heights ~ 285-6328

Arizmendi Bakery

May 9, 2012

Arizmendi Bakery ~ 1331 9th Ave (between Irving and Judah) ~ 566-3117


Stelline in Hayes Valley ~ on Gough Street at Linden ~ Here's what's on the menu.

Just for You Café

May 8, 2012

Just for You Café ~ 22nd Street between Tennessee & 3rd ~ San Francisco

Enjoy 25 hours of wonderful, eclectic Radiolab episodes, and use and re-use the storage space on this handy keychain/USB drive.  Yours with our thanks for a $120 to Local Public Radio.

Peter Thompson hosted a special 3-hour version of Bluegrass Signal this week.  He featured music of Red Wine - the latest and greatest from Europe's premier bluegrass band; Loafer's Glory - combining traditional bluegrass and old time music; and the Evie Ladin Band (pictured) - evocative playing, clever songwriting, and a rhythmic tour de force!  Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

Thanks to everyone who made KALW’s Fall Membership Campaign a success.

More than 3200 listeners – including 700 new members – pledged a total of $327,000 to support Local Public Radio.  Because of that support, KALW is on track financially and we won't be back on the air asking for your support until May of 2013.

Emmanuel Nado welcomed Tunisian artist Emel Mathlouthi "The Voice of the Arab Spring" to Africa Mix this week, for her live West Coast radio debut!   Emel is a songwriter, composer, guitarist, and singer who is bringing an amazing brand new sound to Tunisian music.  Endowed with an outstanding voice, she evokes Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz and the Lebanese diva Fairouz, her captivating style is lyrical, with powerful rock, oriental and trip hop influence.  Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

On Fog City Blues this week, host Devon Strolovitch welcomed local musician Shovelman for a live in-studio visit.  Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.