Carole Peccorini had to grow up quickly. When she was eight, her mother began to show symptoms of mental illness. As her disease progressed, her family struggled to hold itself together. In this story, Carole talks to her husband Francisco Peccorini and her daughter Chalon Bridges about how her mother’s case of Huntington’s Disease affected her childhood.
In 1969, Stephen Barncard’s first visit to San Francisco ended with a spontaneous visit to the Fillmore West.
“I’d never seen the Grateful Dead live before,” Barncard recalls. “I thought their records really were terrible sounding. So I wasn’t necessarily a fan of the band until I heard them live. … But I never figured I’d be working with them.”
Listen this coming Saturday at 3 pm for All Things Leonard, our tribute show to the great Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. The Conspiracy of Beards will join us in the KALW studios. This 20-man a capella ensemble sings the songs of Leonard Cohen in multi-part harmonies.
On Open Air this week, host David Latulippe takes a look at holiday offerings in the area, both traditional and off the beaten path. A couple of crones stop by, Terry Baum and Carolyn Myers, to discuss their comedy sketch show, "Crones for the Holidays", a more traditional "Down Home Christmas" preview from the Aurora Theatre, a talk with actor Peter Gallagher, who has a cabaret appearance in SF this weekend, the founders of Sweet Can talk about their circus-like show "Mittens & Mistletoe", and Dianne Keogh shares her cultural picks. Originally broadcast 12/6/12.