Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Philosophy Talk: When Democracies Torture

7 hours ago

What's wrong with a little torture between sworn enemies?

Almanac - Friday 11/24/17

10 hours ago

Daily Almanac Friday November 24, 2017

Detour Dance's Eric Garcia: Sights & Sounds

Nov 23, 2017
Chris Begley

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Co-director of Detour Dance, Eric Garcia, is premiering Fugue in San Francisco on 12/1, and he stopped by KALW to tell Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Almanac - Thursday 11/23/17

Nov 23, 2017

Daily Almanac Thursday November 23, 2017

Almanac - Wednesday 11/22/17

Nov 22, 2017

click here for the recipe for Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish...

Today Wednesday, the 22th of November of 2017 is the 326th day of the year.

There are 39 days remaining until the end of the year.

29 days until winter begins...

Fog City Blues: HowellDevine

Nov 21, 2017
Photo: Jeff Spirer

HowellDevine deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past.

Trevor Noah is performing Friday (11/24/2017), Saturday (11/25/2017), and Sunday (11/26/2017) at the Masonic in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Nato Green is recording a live album over the course of two shows Saturday (11/25/2017) at Doc’s Lab in San Francisco. Find more information here.

Almanac - Tuesday 11/21/17

Nov 21, 2017

Today Tuesday, 21th of November of 2017 is the 325th day of the year....

Almanac - Monday 11/20/17

Nov 20, 2017

Today Monday, the 20th of November of 2017 is the 324th day of the year....

Philosophy Talk: Diseases of the Mind

Nov 17, 2017

How do mental disorders differ from diseases of the body? 


Happy Birthday, Marty Scorsese! (no, I don't gotta problem with that...) 

Today is Friday, November 17, 2017, the 321st day of the year with 44 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:53am  
  • Sunset: 4:57pm

...giving us 10 hours and 4 minutes of daylight.  2% of the waning crescent moon will be visible, setting at 4:58pm - new moon tomorrow!

Cellista finds her voice and artistic home in San Jose

Nov 16, 2017
Yellow Bubbles Photography

The multidisciplinary musician known as Cellista started playing the cello as a schoolkid in Colorado, and even studied cello performance in college. As an adult she took a break from her instrument while living abroad in France — but after returning to the United States, and moving to San Jose, Cellista made a passionate return to music. 

Comedian Karinda Dobbins: Sights & Sounds

Nov 16, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Comedian Karinda Dobbins will be performing at Comedy Night at Shiba Ramen in Oakland. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay Area this week.

Binah: Walter Isaacson

Nov 16, 2017

Author, journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson discusses how Leonardo da Vinci's wide-ranging passions, combined with his ability to stand at the crossroads of art and science, made him history's most creative genius.

Almanac - Thursday 11/16/17

Nov 16, 2017

Today Thursday, the 16th of November of 2017 is the 320th day of the year...

Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with baritones Ryan McKinny and Elliot Madore, and tenor Paul Appleby about their roles in the upcoming World Premiere of John Adams’ newest opera ‘Girls of the Golden West’ at San Francisco Opera.

Almanac - Wednesday 11/15/17

Nov 15, 2017

Today, Wednesday, the 15th of November of 2017 is the 319th day of the year....

John Heffron has performances from Thursday (11/16/2017) through Saturday (11/18/2017) at the Punch Line in san Francisco, CA. Find tickets here.

Seth Meyers performs Friday (11/17/2017) at the Masonic in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Philosophy Talk: Democracy in Crisis

Nov 14, 2017

Government shutdowns, gerrymandered voting districts, unfettered campaign spending -- are these the inevitable outcomes of our nation's founding principles?


Almanac - Tuesday 11/14/17

Nov 14, 2017

Today Tuesday, the 14th of November of 2017 is the 318th day of the year...

Almanac - Monday 11/13/17

Nov 13, 2017

Today Monday, 13th of November of 2017 is the 317th day of the year.

There are 48 days remaining until the end of the year...

Host Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by technical editor Kira Pace and San Francisco Chronicle Music Critic Joshua Kosman.

CBS Radio

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Happy Birthday, Sesame Street! Today is Friday, November 10, 2017, the 314th day of the year with 51 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:44am  
  • Sunset: 5:01pm

...giving us 11 hours and 12 minutes of daylight.  62% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 11:54pm

Biko Bradford, cropped and resized

Cheryl Fabio covers a lot of ground in her documentary, Evolutionary Blues: West Oakland's Music Legacy.

Filmmaker Cheryl Fabio: Sights & Sounds

Nov 9, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Filmmaker Cheryl Fabio will be screening her documentary, Evolutionary Blues: West Oakland's Music Legacy at the African American Museum And Library In Oakland, on Friday, 11/10. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay Area this week.

Binah: Armistead Maupin with Peter Stein

Nov 9, 2017

Writer Armistead Maupin chronicles his odyssey from the Old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to groundbreaking writer and gay rights pioneer, in his new memoir Logical Family.

KALW Almanac - Thursday 11/9/17

Nov 9, 2017

Today, Thursday, the 9th of November of 2017 is the 313th day of the year...

A double bill this Saturday 3 pm on Folk Music and Beyond!   Talented Canadian fiddler April Verch and her trio makes her debut on KALW.  April is an award-winning, champion fiddler and step dancer—her music covers a lot of different styles—American roots, old-time, and traditional Canadian.  And from the Bay Area, singer Chris Webster and guitarist Nina Gerber will stop by the KALW studios and share a few songs. 

Kara Cooper, resized and recropped

 

The Bay Area is home to tons of ethnic and cultural dance companies and events. Many of these focus on honoring traditional forms of dance.

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