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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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

  • The Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio. Produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, Reveal will present original work from CIR’s team along with various partners: stations, producers, web...

  • Live gavel-to-gavel broadcast of the San Francisco Unified School District board meetings from 555 Franklin Street in San Francisco.  Prior to the meeting, educator Carol Kocivar presents an interview feature, "Looking at Education." (The...

  • A journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme –...

  • The Bridge is a weekly podcast featuring the best stories from the KALW newsroom. To hear even more stories from KALW, tune in to our daily news magazine, Crosscurrents.

  • The Stoop podcast airs frank, fun conversations about black identity with journalists Hana Baba and Leila Day. The project was selected for NPR's first-ever 

  • Weekly high-energy conversations on political, cultural, and global issues of particular relevance to African Americans. The Tavis Smiley Show website.

  • The international lesbian & gay radio magazine. Thiswayout.org.

  • Fresh perspectives on cultural topics that shape today's world. More content available at their website.

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

  • 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,...

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

    Find archived episodes at the show's website.

  • The BBC's International Call-In Program(me), presented one hour delayed. Find more at their website.

  • 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.  Subscribe to the Your Call podcast on

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