Arts & Culture

8:20am

Tue January 27, 2015
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: Do we really need a State?

Anarchism says there's no need for a state, that it would be better to have a society without central government. Anarchists dislike the often heavy-handed authority that government brings. Yet the dream of the stateless society is not a simple one. How can we have law and order without government? What's involved in a self-governed society, free from authority? And how could we ever peacefully transition from central governance to anarchy?

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11:22pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

Your Call: What’s explains the Grateful Dead durable popularity?

  

On the October 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Peter Richardson about his new book, “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead.” For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway asks the simple questions: Why? Richardson argues that the band tapped three utopian ideals: ecstasy, mobility, and community. What explains the Dead’s continued appeal today? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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5:45pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: One mom, two dads, and one baby

Parents Suzanne Thompson, Christopher Noessel and Benjamin Remington

For as long as she could remember, Suzanne Thompson wanted to be a mom, but she was running out of time. She thought of her friend Christopher Noessel and his partner Benjamin Remington, who always wanted to be dads, and then she had an idea that could maybe give them all the chance to be parents...together. To make sure their future child wasn’t confused, they sat down with StoryCorps and made this tape for their son, Miles, while he was still in utero. 

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3:35pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

Barrio Manouche live on Fog City Blues this Wednesday

Barrio Manouche, a new Bay Area Gypsy jazz ensemble, is the latest project from Beso Negro co-founder Javier Jiménez. The group features Javier's hometown influences of Madrid, Spain intertwined with the ever-present spirit of Django Reinhardt. Barrio Manouche join host Devon Strolovitch to perform live in the studio this Wednesday, 1/28 at 9 pm.

10:59am

Mon January 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Low Rollers

We regularly hear about high rollers, but how about Low Rollers?  Well, that’s who you’re hearing now. 

The Low Rollers will be playing their hometown of San Francisco on Wednesday (01.28) at El Rio.  And just so you know, Colin Peden, a member of this band, is also a current member of the “Crosscurrents” Audio Academy. Other Academy members may be there, too, so come see if you can figure out who’s who.  Music starts about 8pm.   

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