99% Invisible

6:51am

Fri September 7, 2012
FALL MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

The goal is in sight! Support Local Public Radio at 800-525-9917!

The strength of public radio comes from the grassroots:  From listener support, and local stations willing to take risks to create something new.  At KALW, that means distinctive a local mix of local, national and global programming -- plus an innovation we all appreciate: The no-interruption membership campaign.

KALW's Fall Membership Campaign began with a goal of $325,000.  Now, thanks to one listener at a time giving their generous support, we're down to just $1,000 to go. If you've helped us get this far -- THANK YOU.

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4:46pm

Wed July 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Designing a postage stamp

courtesy of 99percentinvisible.org/

Stamps design takes, on average, a year to a year and a half, from conception to execution. Unfortunately, most of the stamps we encounter on a day-to-day basis are the rather predictable flag, bell, and love stamps, but there are some really fantastic commemorative stamps, which are supremely functional and affordable tiny works of art.

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8:19am

Mon April 9, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"I Will Refuse" by Pailhead

Roman Mars was given this song on a mix tape when he was a teenager.

4:42pm

Tue January 24, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

99% Invisible: Guilt-Free

Composting is just one way we’re thinking about reducing waste, and when it works, we notice: landfills slim down, and gardens bulk up. But then there’s the waste that doesn’t take up space, like energy.

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