Programs A-Z

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...

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 information, analyses and views that are frequently...

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

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BBC's flagship program from London, that provides the latest news and interviews with newsmakers, eyewitnesses, correspondents, and analysts. Includes NPR news headlines at 2:01.

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

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Creative Voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

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With the passing of Book Talk's host, Alan Farley, in October of 2012, this program is no longer being produced.  Archived shows will be made available for on-line listening in the near future.  Selected broadcasts are available here.<...

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...

What would happen if Car Talk and the TED Radio Hour decided to host a picnic at a food truck park... and you were invited?  Answer:  Chew On This:  Fresh Ideas Made To Order.  Host Lisa Rothman takes a challenge...

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

Call in line: 415-841-4134.

Email your feedback and show ideas to 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.)

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Crosscurrents is the daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We are part of KALW's Public Interest Reporting Project, which began in 2003 with the goal of expanding local in-depth reporting – at a time when most news organizations...

Interviews & reviews from contemporary culture and newsmakers. Plus, Garrison Keillor's "Writer's Almanac" at 9:01.

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...

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...

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.

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 at 6:49 (during the school year), and daily commentary...

In-depth perspectives on the physical, mental, and spiritual well being of the planet.

Out in the Bay - Gay Radio from San Francisco    

Queer histories, herstories, personalities and issues are explored with humor, insight, and sensitivity each week on Out in the Bay.  We've been called “the gay Fresh...

The program that questions everything...except your intelligence.

All episodes are not archived at kalw.org.  For a comprehensive listing of recent and upcoming programs and various listening options, visit the

Live gavel-to-gavel broadcast of the San Francisco Unified School District board meetings from 555 Franklin Street in San Francisco.  While the Board is in closed session, educator Carol Kocivar presents an interview feature, "Looking at...

The second hour of "The Tavis Smiley Show" is now "Smiley & West", with the dynamic bi-coastal duo of Tavis Smiley and Cornel West.

Weekly high-energy conversations on political, cultural, and global issues of particular relevance to African Americans.

The international lesbian & gay radio magazine.

Fresh perspectives on cultural topics that shape today's world.

"Time of Useful Consciousness" created by and hosted by Maria Gilardin, and speaking to the impact of big corporations on society.

Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The...

Marty and guests discuss job & work issues and phone-in workovers:  415 841-4134.

The BBC's International Call-In Program(me), presented one hour delayed.

KALW's call-in show: Politics and culture, dialogue and debate. Join the conversation at 1-866-798-TALK or e-mail feedback@yourcallradio.org.

San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chuck Finney talks with experts on various legal topics, with listener participation: 415 841-4134