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Arts and culture

The hunt for German bread in San Francisco

6 hours ago
Alexandra Augustin

 

In a city with a world renowned versatile culinary scene one thing is still hard to get: Good German bread.

The sunny sounds you’re hearing now come from four native San Franciscans who call themselves The She’s.  They list their influences as their surroundings, surfer boys, and each other. 

The She’s perform at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco tomorrow (11/29).  Music starts at 8pm.  

Thomas Pacha

Kitka is a women's singing ensemble based in Oakland. For more than 35 years, the group has been singing songs drawn from Eastern European vocal traditions. What began as an informal group of singers with a passion for those Eastern European harmonies and rhythms has grown into a critically-acclaimed professional ensemble. They sing in over a dozen languages, and they'll be performing their annual concert of Wintersongs this weekend in the Bay Area.

KALW Almanac: Monday Nov. 28, 2016

18 hours ago

 Today Monday, 28th of November of 2016 is the 333rd day of the year  There are 33 days remaining until the end of the year. The sun rose in San Francisco at 7:05 am  and the sun will set at 4:52 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.  The solar transit will be at 11:58 am.

Minds Over Matter ~ 11/27/16

Nov 27, 2016

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by teacher Laury Fischer and author Gerry Nachman.

Philosophy Talk: Science and Gender

Nov 25, 2016
"science school" by Nelley used under CC license

Is science inherently sexist, or is it just practiced that way?


KALW Almanac: Friday November 25, 2016

Nov 25, 2016

 Today Friday, 25th of November of 2016 is the 330th day of the year.  There are 36 days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:02 am  and sunset will be at 4:52 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 50 minutes of daylight. 

On the November 25, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in "Best of the Best", hosted by award-winning writer, producer and humorist Gwen Macsai. Meticulously crafted and lovingly produced, these stories intrigue, inform and inspire.

Eater SF

On this week's show, Thanksgiving thanks to you from everyone at West Coast Live. 

Sights & Sounds: Melonie Green

Nov 24, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Artist, curator and public programmer Melonie Green told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

She bangs the drums: Women Drummers International

Nov 23, 2016
Alexandra Augustin

 

When it comes to music made by women, some clichés still persist: Women sing, and men play loud guitars and heavy drums. Conga drummer Carolyn Brandy wants to change all that.

Scott La Rockwell

When muralist and painter Aaron De La Cruz arrived at art school at California College of Arts and Craft, he had trouble believing that he belonged there. Cruz grew up in Fresno tagging walls and not quite believing art could be an actual career.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Nico Santos and Eliza Skinner.

This music? It’s the latest from Be Calm Honcho from San Francisco. They take West Coast pop and mix it with jangly “indie rock” to create what they call “a dark magic.”

KALW Almanac: Wed. Nov. 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016

 Today Wednesday, the 23rd of November of 2016 is the 328th day of the year  There are 38 days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:00 am  and sunset will be at 4:53 pm.  We will have 9 hours and 53 minutes of daylight. 

Brandon Caffey

Today's local music is by Zion I. This Oakland hip-hop crew says their new album is meant to be "looking inward at the shadow self, and seeking awareness in the darkness of one's own psyche.”

Philosophy Talk: Acting together

Nov 22, 2016

Do we succeed as individuals because we do things together?


KALW Almanac: Tuesday Nov. 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016

 Today Tuesday, 22nd of November of 2016 is the 327th day of the year  There are 39 days remaining until the end of the year. The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:59 am  and sunset will be at 4:54 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 55 minutes of daylight. 

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, local filmmaker Amir Soltani tells us why he chose "Sultan Qalbam Tu Asti," by Ahmad Zahir.

My Mixtape: "Mathematics," by Mos Def

Nov 21, 2016

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, San Francisco rapper Khafre Jay tells us why he chose this Mos Def track.

Today's Local Music: David Gans

Nov 21, 2016


Today’s local music is by David Gans. Gans, a noted Grateful Dead authority, is fronting a project called Chocolate Coffee Pot.

KALW Almanac: Mon. Nov. 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

Today Monday, 21st of November of 2016 is the 326th day of the year.  There are 40 days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:58 am  and sunset will be at 4:54 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 56 minutes of sun.  The solar transit will be at 11:56 am.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by San Francisco columnist Leah Garchik and author Gerry Nachman.

Show support for local organizations focused on peace and inclusion in these suggested events happening this weekend around the Bay Area.

Today is Friday, November 18, 2016 - the 323nd day of the year, with 44 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:54am
  • Sunset: 4:56pm

85% of the waning moon is visible, rising at 9:32pm.

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Today’s local music comes to us from Sun Kil Moon, a band started by singer and guitarist Mark Kozelek. Sun Kil Moon was in Europe and Japan earlier this year promoting their latest album.

Jeremy Dalmas

 

Here's the sound we played as a clue. We asked you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it. 

Robbie Sweeny

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright, performance poet, actor, and Public Radio host Al Letson about ‘Summer in Sanctuary’, his show about his work as a creative writing teacher at a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, currently at The Marsh in San Francisco.

Sights & Sounds: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Nov 17, 2016

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Writer, performer, educator, and Chief of Programming at the YBCA Marc Bamuthi Joseph told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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