Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Sheiva Rezvani / Harper Collins

How do we make space for innovation in our personal and professional lives? Move from a productivity-based metric to one that makes room for other measures of success.

Philosophy Talk: Magical Thinking

Sep 16, 2016
"Magical Thinking" by Octavia Tetreault used under CC license

Wouldn't it be nice if just wanting something to be so could make it so?


Bert Johnson

Roman Mars, the creator of 99 Percent Invisible, started his career in radio at KALW more than 15 years ago. He shares a message of support for the station in its 75th year. 

Nosing around the roses in Golden Gate Park

Sep 15, 2016
Chris Hambrick

The Golden Gate Park Rose Garden is an oasis of color and smell, popular among both tourists and honeybees. Fuchsia, red, peach, yellow and white blooms explode everywhere.

To me, Sunday mornings are sacred, but not for any religious reason. It’s when I head out for a weekly bike ride through Golden Gate Park, and west to Ocean Beach. But one weekend, I decide to go on a Saturday instead. 

Sights & Sounds: Rotimi Agbabiaka

Sep 15, 2016
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KALW Almanac: Thursday Sep. 15, 2016

Sep 15, 2016

Today is Thursday, 15th of September of 2016; It's the 259th day of the year There are 107 days remaining until the end of the year. The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:53 am  and the sun will set tonight at 7:16 pm.  We will have 12 hours and 23 minutes of daylight. 

Photo by Truc Nguyen

All week long, we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

David DeSilva

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Artistic Director Celia Fushille about Smuin Ballet’s new dance season, which starts with performances at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts on September 23, before it travels to San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. Also, a conversation with director Max Minton and writer Bruce Graham about the West Coast Premiere of ‘White Guy on the Bus’, a provocative show about current day race relations in America, produced by Theatre Aluminous at The Flight Deck in Oakland and opening his weekend. Paige Rogers, Artistic Director for Cutting Ball Theatre, stops by to share details about  ‘AvantGardARAMA!’, a sampler of short experimental works, which kicks off the season. Pianists-composers Anne Sajdera and Davide Verotta talk about two concerts with original and repertoire compositions for two pianos, in Oakland and San Francisco. And conductor Donato Cabrera brings us up to speed about the new season of the California Symphony, which opens this Sunday in Walnut Creek.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, September 15 at 1pm.

Fog City Blues: Live from the FCB Vol.3

Sep 14, 2016

20 on-air performances from the past two years are compiled on a new Live From the Fog City Blues CD – local artists playing original blues (and beyond) live in the KALW studio.  

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Author Mary Roach is prolific. Since 2003, she’s written best-selling books about cadavers, sex, ghosts, the digestive tract, and space toilets. Her latest book is ‘Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.' It delves into the very specialized science of modern combat.

Courtesy of Sandip Roy

In a world where consumer choice is deified, multi-cuisine’s stock keeps going up, no matter its quality.  

KALW Almanac: Wednesday Sep. 14, 2016

Sep 14, 2016

Today Wednesday September 14 is the 258th day of the year.  There are 108 days remaining until the end of the year.  55 Days until Election Day 40 days until the deadline to register to vote, which in California is 15 days before election day -- Monday, October 24th. The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:52 am  and the sun will set at 7:18 pm. 

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Adam Conover and Dylan Brody.

Adam Conover performs Thursday at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

KALW Almanac: Tuesday Sep. 13, 2016

Sep 13, 2016

 Today, Tuesday September 13 is the 257th day of the year.  There are 109 days remaining until the end of the year.  56 Days until Election Day 41 days until the deadline to register to vote, which in California is 15 days before election day -- Monday, October 24th. The sun will rise at 6:50 AM and will set at 7:20 PM tonight We will have 12 hours 29 minutes and 18 seconds of Daylight

Give your support to KALW's September campaign!

Sep 13, 2016
Olivia Henry

We are grateful to the generous listeners who've contributed more than $150,000 in the opening days of KALW's September campaign.  This will be our last on-air fundraiser until May 2017.  Help us maintain the momentum with your donation today!

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Phillip Coffin tell us why he chose this song by The Runaways.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by author Gerry Nachman this week.

My Mixtape: "Hey Ma" by Chance The Rapper

Sep 12, 2016

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Erick Cortez, an artist associated with Sunset Youth Services and Upstar Records, tells us why he chose this Chance The Rapper tune.   

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Today’s local band is Vandella from San Francisco. If you think they sound a bit like Fleetdwood Mac, that’s OK — so do they. 

Minds Over Matter

Sep 12, 2016

On today's program will be Dana Rodriguez and Gerry Nachmann

KALW Almanac - Monday Sep. 12, 2016

Sep 12, 2016

 September 12 is the 256th day of the year There are 110 days remaining until the end of the year.  57 Days until Election Day still plenty of time to register to vote Today Monday, 12th of September of 2016,  the sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:50 am  and sunset will be at 7:21 pm.  Today we will have 12 hours and 31 minutes of sun.  The solar transit will be at 1:06 pm.

Philosophy Talk: Do religions deserve special status?

Sep 9, 2016
"Religion billboard" by Dave & Anna Douglass used under cc license

What special status, if any, should religion have in the eyes of the law? 


KALW Almanac - Friday Sep. 9, 2016

Sep 9, 2016

 Today Friday, 9th of September of 2016 is the 253rd day of the year.  There are 113 days remaining until the end of the year.  There are exactly 60 Days until Election Day The sun will rise in San Francisco Bar at 6:48 am  and sunset will be at 7:25 pm. 

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: East Bay Bike Party

Sep 8, 2016
Eli Wirtschafter

All week long, we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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The music you’re hearing today is by pianist Manny Moka. Perhaps you’ve heard him on the “Jazz After Hours” program from PRI. 

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Opera San Jose General Director Larry Hancock about Donizetti’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’, which opens the new season.

Sights & Sounds: Walter Hood

Sep 8, 2016
Molly DeCoudreaux Photography / resized and cropped

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Walter Hood, an artist and designer who renovated the Bayview Opera House, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

KALW Almanac - Thursday Sep. 8, 2016

Sep 8, 2016

 Today Thursday, 8th of September of 2016 is the 252nd day of the year.  There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:47 am  and sunset will be at 7:27 pm.  Today we will have 12 hours and 40 minutes of sun.  The solar transit will be at 1:07 pm.

Berkeley-based singer songwriter Diana Gameros comes from Ciudad Juárez — a Mexican border town ripped apart by violent drug cartels. Gameros hasn’t been home in 13 years. 

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