Arts & Culture

6:04pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

How one Bay Area city is causing national controversy with local gun control

Former Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri leading a City Council meeting last January when the new gun ordinance went into effect.
Liz Pfeffer

Tony Spitaleri remembers the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut vividly. He was across the country, at home in Sunnyvale where he was mayor.

“I was sitting in my favorite chair, wife was sitting on the couch, and dog was barking,” he says, “and we were watching TV and it just flashed, it came like any other breaking news. ‘Breaking news: tragedy in Newtown.’ Sandy Hook, yeah. What happened?”

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5:59pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Pacific Rod and Gun Club

Practice at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club

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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1:14pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Liz Kennedy

The smoky voice you’re here now belongs to Bay Area singer Liz Kennedy. She’s been writing music since she was 12, and now fifty years later, she says, “I’m old enough to have found some style.”

Liz Kennedy is having an album release party on Saturday, July 27th at the Fenix Bar on 4th Street in San Rafael. Music starts about 6:30pm.

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12:12pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk surveys the New Surveillance Society

Recent revelations confirm what many already suspected: not only is Big Brother watching you, he is also potentially reading your emails, listening to your phone calls, mapping your personal networks, and tracking your every move. While many see whistleblowers as heroes, others see them as criminals who ought to be severely punished. So, how should we treat whistleblowers who break the law for moral or political ends? How do we adjudicate between national or corporate security and individual rights?

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12:00am

Thu July 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

Your Call: Do arts organizations serving diverse audiences get their fair share of public funding?

  

 

 

On the July 24th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll talk about a recent report that found that 76 percent of public grant money in San Francisco goes towards arts programs with primarily white audiences, even as people of color make up over half of the city's population. What’s the right way to decide who gets public money for the arts? Do the criteria need to change to ensure that the broadest public is served? It's Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.

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