Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

 

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. 

This auditory guessing game is part of Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts.

Today's Local Music: Yassou

10 hours ago
Amy Harrity cropped and sized with permission

Today’s local music is by San Francisco band, Yassou. Billboard magazine recommends that they “should be on your radar." Yassou is one of several artists appearing at a benefit for those involved in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse fire.

Philosophy Talk: 2016 – The Examined Year

16 hours ago

John and Ken present their annual look back at the ideas and events of the past year that have challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways.


Sights & Sounds: Krissy Keefer

16 hours ago
Beatrix Escobar / cropped and resized

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Dance Brigade Krissy Keefer told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Binah: Stephanie Danler with Jourdan Abel

17 hours ago

Writer Stephanie Danler conjures the adrenalized world of high-end restaurant work and evokes the fragility and brutality of being young in New York, in her debut novel Sweetbitter.

This week on Open Air, guest host Peter Robinson talks with actor, clown and comedian Bill Irwin, about his show ‘On Beckett’, a personal exploration of Samuel Beckett’s plays, prose and poetry, with which he returns to the American Conservatory Theater next week.

Fog City Blues: R.I.P. 2016

Jan 4, 2017

Music suffered heavy losses in 2016, a year like no other in recent memory. We lost masters from every corner of the music world, from classical composers and jazz greats to world music superstars, soul singers, country giants, prog-rock pioneers and record producers. 

KALW Almanac: Wed. Jan. 4, 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Today Wednesday, 4th of January of 2017 is the fourth day of the year.  There are 361 days remaining until the end of the year The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:26 am  and sun will set at 5:05 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 39 minutes of daylight. 

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Chris D'Elia and Frankie Quinones.

Chris D'Elia will be performing Thursday (01/05) through Sunday (01/08) at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Frankie Quinones pertforms tonight (01/03) at the Punch Line in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

The Specialist: Snap Judgment

Jan 3, 2017
Photo by Casey Miner

Every time we go out and interview people for our show, all kinds of specialists, they’re curious about what we do. They hear some back episodes, take a look at the recording gear, and say 'wow, your job is so interesting.'

FAR-West 2012 PGS

 

What you’re hearing now is the singing, and ukulele playing, of Aireene Espiritu.  Espiritu is part of a fundraising concert for The Little Village Foundation. This group supports performers from non-traditional backgrounds who would never have heard their music recorded otherwise. All proceeds from CD sales and concerts go to the artists. 

KALW Almanac: Tue. Jan. 3, 2017

Jan 3, 2017

Today Tuesday, 3rd of January of 2017 is the third day of the new year.  There are 362 days remaining until the end of the year  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:26 am  and sunset will be at 5:04 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 38 minutes of daylight. The solar transit will be at 12:15 pm.

KALW Almanac: Mon. Jan. 2, 2017

Jan 2, 2017

 Today Monday, the 2nd of January of 2017 is the second day of the year.  There are 363 days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:26 am  and sunset will be at 5:04 pm. 

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

Looking for low-key alternatives to celebrate the dawn of 2017 in the Bay Area? Check out our shortlist of local events happening this New Year’s Eve weekend.

Philosophy Talk: The Reality of Time

Dec 30, 2016
"Time" by Elena Zanon used under CC liscense

If only the present moment exists, where does the future come from?


KALW Almanac: Fri. Dec. 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016

 Today Friday, 30th of December of 2016 is the 365th day of the year.  There is one day, and one second, remaining until the end of 2016.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:25 am  and sunset will be at 5:01 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 36 minutes of daylight. 

Binah: Jeff Bridges with Barbara Lane

Dec 29, 2016

On the December 29th edition of Binah, actor and musician Jeff Bridges shares stories and music from his award-winning screen career.

KALW Almanac: Thu. Dec. 29, 2016

Dec 29, 2016

December 29 is the 364th day of the year There are two days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:25 am  and sunset will be at 5:00 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.  

Fog City Blues: Con Brio

Dec 28, 2016

Formed in 2013, Con Brio is the offspring of seven musicians with diverse backgrounds but a shared love for the vibrant Bay Area funk and psychedelic-soul sound pioneered by groups like Sly & the Family Stone.

KALW Almanac: Wed. Dec. 28, 2016

Dec 28, 2016

 Today Wednesday, 28th of December of 2016 is the 363rd day of the year  There are three days remaining until the end of 2016 The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:25 am  and sunset will be at 5:00 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 35 minutes of sun. 

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Nick Youssef and Melissa Villaseñor.

Nick Youssef will be performing Thursday (12/29) and Friday (12/30) at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Melissa Villaseñor will be performing New Year's Eve (12/31) at The Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. Find more information here.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Melonie Green, artist and curator and radio host tells us why she chose "Dionne," by Osunlade.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Gretchen Atwood,  author of the book “Lost Champions: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football’s Color Line” tells us why she chose this perennial pump-up song by Survivor.

Philosophy Talk: Risky Business

Dec 27, 2016

Is it rational to try to avoid risk, or does every decision involve some element of risk?

KALW Almanac: Tue. Dec. 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016

 Today Tuesday, 27th of December of 2016 is the 362nd day of the year.  There are four days remaining until the end of the year. The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:25 am  and sunset will be at 4:59 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.

KALW Almanac: Mon. Dec. 26, 2016

Dec 26, 2016

Today Monday, 26th of December of 2016 is the 361st day of the year.  There are five days remaining until the end of the year.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:24 am  and sunset will be at 4:58 pm.  Today we will have 9 hours and 34 minutes of daylight. 

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