Arts & Culture

6:45am

Wed June 18, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata 6/18/2014

A Modi storm comes to Sunnyvale

Shubha Mudgal

In May 2014 Narendra Modi was elected the Prime Minister of India. His sweeping victory made for a watershed election in India. But unexpectedly the reverberations of that election are being felt all the way over in Sunnyvale, California.

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6:06pm

Tue June 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: San Francisco rapper A-1

A-1 performing at Slim's in San Francisco.
http://www.a-1music.com/blog/ // Left Lane

San Francisco rapper A-1 comes in pairs his songs with video that often goes viral, including one shot spontaneously at the riots that followed the San Francisco Giants win of the World Series in 2010. In this installment of Bay Area Beats, A-1 talks about the evolution of his sound.

Click the audio player above to listen to the story.

Hear more of A-1's music and watch his videos here.

 

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9:04am

Tue June 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Jeremiah Johnson & the Soulmates

The band you’re hearing now is Jeremiah Johnson & the Soulmates from San Francisco. They specialize in a style of reggae rock that they say is “good for the ears, heart, soul, mind and body.”

Jeremiah Johnson & the Soulmates are playing a benefit show this Friday, June 20th at the FAME event space in San Francisco. This program benefits the Real Options for City Kids, or R.O.C.K.  Music begins about 8:00pm.

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5:25pm

Mon June 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Uncorking the Mystery of a Bottle of Wine

under CC license from Flickr user Daniel Garcia Peris

As far back as he can remember Reese Erlich's parents kept a giant magnum of wine in the bathtub that served as the family's makeshift wine cellar. The bottle was never opened, and its origins remained a mystery. That is, until now.

Erlich travels into the heart of wine country to discover where the bottle of wine came from, and after all these years, answer the question-- is it any good?

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9:28am

Mon June 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? June 14, 2014

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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