Arts & Culture

12:18pm

Sat May 23, 2015
A Patchwork Quilt Saturday 5pm May 23, 2015

Love and Ireland

Among other things, Today at 5pm Kevin will play some Love songs from Ireland in celebration of the passing of Marriage Equality by popular vote in Ireland today.

1:51pm

Fri May 22, 2015
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Details

On the May 22, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

It’s a stick with bristles poking out of it.

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11:29am

Fri May 22, 2015
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? May 23, 2015

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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10:44am

Fri May 22, 2015
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: KALW's Phone Room

Rrring, rrring! Thank you to everyone who dialed us up and supported KALW during this membership campaign

9:13am

Fri May 22, 2015
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: How does Fiction shape us?

A good novel can do many things. It can distract us from the humdrum of daily existence, stimulate our imaginations, and delight us with its creative use of language. But isn’t there something more we gain from engaging with fictional worlds and characters? Do we, for example, use literary texts to morally improve ourselves? Is there some deeper truth we’re supposed to learn from a good novel? Or do we use fiction to fine-tune certain cognitive capacities?

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