Programs A-Z

  • 99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. The 99% Invisible podcast recently reached #2 in the iTunes...

  • Music from Celtic & American traditions, plus talks with singers & songwriters.

    Hear the latest broadcast via our Local Music Player page.  And

  • Musical gems from Africa and the African diaspora that will revive your weary soul. Vintage and contemporary sounds from Abidjan to Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond.

  • NPR's signature afternoon magazine, with live news headlines from Washington and London.  KALW's broadcast includes a BBC News update at 4:01, the following day's San Francisco school lunch menu at 3:17 (during the school year), A "Dispatch...

  • From Latin rock to psychedelic cumbia and everything in between, Alt.Latino Radio spins a genre-bending mix where tradition meets innovation.

  • Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond.  AR provides...

  • News and information from a Canadian perspective.  Includes the Marketplace Tech Report with John Moe at half-past the hour.

    Visit the As It Happens website here.

  • Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the program, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers bringing historical...

  • The daily drama of work and money. Learn more and sign up for the podcast at their website.

  • BBC's flagship program from London, that provides the latest news and interviews with newsmakers, eyewitnesses, correspondents, and analysts. Find more at the BBC World News Service website.

  • Midnight - The World Today; 12:30 - Business Daily; 12:50 - Witness; 1:00-  The Documentary; 1:30 - Outlook; 2:00 -  World Update with Dan Damon; 3:00 - World Have Your Say (early edition) with Chloe Tilley; 3:30 - Discovery; 3:50 - Witness; 4...

  • Enjoy the entire 2015-16 season of the Berkeley Symphony on consecutive Monday evenings during the month of May with Joana Carneiro, Music Director and David Latulippe, Radio Host. The concerts are engineered for broadcast by Eric Wayne.

  • KALW is pleased to broadcast the full 2014-15 season of the Berkeley Symphony with Music Director Joana Carneiro.  David Latulippe is your host.

    Monday, May 4 at 9pm

    Program I: "Enigma" - Oscar Bettison "Sea...

  • Science Radio for Thinking Species: Top scientists explore the science that makes life possible. From the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. 

    Visit their website here.

  • Creative Voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Check out past episodes here.

  • Traditional and contemporary bluegrass, usually thematically-based and often featuring Bay Area musicians, in an eclectic mix. Includes a weekly calendar of regional bluegrass concerts and events, often with musical previews. You can find out...

  • Produced and hosted by blues musician Mark Naftalin. Learn more about Mark on the "Blues Power Hour" Producer Page and keep up with his activities on

  • With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye sifts the wheat from the chaff, and brings you hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary creative people and...

  • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s radio series features one hour programs drawn from live performances. The programs are hosted by Elliott Forrest, and include commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David Finckel and the...

  • Local Bay Area issues, with listener participation, every Monday at 7pm

    Call in line: 415-841-4134

    Twitter: @cityvisionsKALW

    Email: cityvisions@kalw.org

  • A critical examination of the major stories of the week, exposing what the mainstream media might have missed.  Produced by FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting.)

    Visit the FAIR...

  • Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

    Subscribe <...

  • A news magazine from the CBC that delivers a surprising take on the week, blending journalism, current affairs, comedy and opinion together on the radio. Learn more about Day 6.

  • Dawn Gross, MD, PhD has been caring for people with life-threatening illnesses for over a decade. Dr. Dawn is committed to revolutionizing the way we talk about — and prepare for — death. And on her special KALW series Dying To Talk...

  • Musicologist Robert Greenberg and the Alexander String Quartet return for a concert/lecture series that explores composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music while in Vienna during the last decade of his short life: 1781-1791. David Latulippe is...

  • Songs from the Great American Songbook, interwoven with commentary from host Michael Lasser. Find more on the WXXI website.

  • Bay Area blues and with a local focus...and beyond.

    Visit the Fog City Blues website here.

    Hear the latest broadcast via...

  • The best in contemporary folk, traditional, and original music from America, England, Ireland, Scotland, and other parts of the world.

    More information about the show and playlists at their website.

    ...

  • Interviews & reviews from contemporary culture and newsmakers. Plus, Garrison Keillor's "Writer's Almanac" at the top of the hour. Find more at the Fresh Air website.

  • FSFSF is a weekly serving of Bay Area comedy that airs Tuesdays at 4:45pm as part of KALW's presentation of All Things Considered.

    FSFSF is hosted by San Francisco's own

  • Public radio program about inspiring people who aim high and improve our society. Find past episodes here about social conscience, wisdom and living more calmly.

  • Angie Coiro is one of the Bay Area’s most engaged and skillful interviewers. On her new show, In Deep with Angie Coiro, Angie and her guests dive into conversations that matter, casting a sharp, inquisitive eye on...

  • With more women in leadership than ever before, there's no question our society is poised for great change. In every episode, Lauren talks with the women who are changing the status quo--to find out how they do it, shed light on the challenges...

  • From the Commonwealth Club, programs recorded exclusively for KALW that provide a forum for young people to access the best informed, most involved, and brightest minds – be they politicians, business gurus, thought leaders, trendsetters or...

  • The New York Times calls W. Kamau Bell “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” And now, Kamau is teaming up with KALW to create KAMAU RIGHT NOW! a live radio and social media event that will transform the political...

  • Compelling Stories. Inspiring Playwrights. Headline Actors. Find more on the L.A. Theatre Works website.

  • 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...

  • Harry Shearer offers a comedic and sardonic look at today's headlines.

    Visit Harry's website here.

  • Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, from KCRW, this weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality.

  • Hosted by Carol Kocivar, former President of the California State PTA, Looking at Education features conversations with teachers, policymakers, activists, and thought-leaders making positive change in public schools.

  • Every few months, KALW General Manager goes on the air to update listeners about station programming and plans for the future.  He also takes listener calls and e-mails from listeners.  You can write Matt any time at

  • Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life, with clear explorations of how the news affects you. During the Marketplace Tech Report, host Ben Johnson examines the...

  • Moderator Dana Rodriguez and panelists challenge each other and KALW's audience on the Bay Area's favorite quiz show.  Call-in phone: (415) 841-4134.

  • NPR's signature morning show, with news updates from the BBC at the top of each hour.  Also, a local daily almanac at 5:49 and 8:49, what's for lunch in the San Francisco public schools...

  • New and unusual music by innovative composers and performers around the world.

    Find them online here.

  • The timeless world of contemplative and ambient music from around the world.

  • In-depth perspectives on the physical, mental, and spiritual well being of the planet. Find out more about New Dimensions Radio.

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