San Francisco is known as a Mecca for conscious foodies – with organic farmers markets, gourmet food trucks, and six Whole Foods supermarkets within the seven-by-seven square-mile city limits. But this abundance doesn’t reach everyone. In a lot of low-income areas, it can be difficult to find fresh and healthy food.
On Monday night, PBS is airing the documentary, Wonder Women: the Untold Story of America’s Heroines. The film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect something more subtle, that is: society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. It features TV stars Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), along with Gloria Steinem and others talking about feminism through a pop culture lens. Bay Area documentary filmmaker Kristy Guevera-Flanagan made the film. She spoke with KALW contributor Kevin Robinson, who runs the website Medium Rare.
Today we're featuring Ken Ueno, a composer and vocalist, currently on the faculty at UC Berkeley. He specializes in what is known as “extended techniques,” such as overtones and Tuvan throat-singing. Next Tuesday, April 16th, he joins two other Bay Area musicians who use “extended techniques” as part of the “SF Sound Salon Series.” This takes place at the Center for New Music on Taylor Street in San Francisco. And please note: the performance begins at 7:49pm.