Arts & Culture


Wed May 27, 2015
The Litography Project

The Book Report: Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Cal Tabuena-Frolli

For The Book Report we ask Bay Area authors to tell us about a book that’s meaningful for them. Today we hear from San Francisco writer Maggie Tokuda-Hall.

You'll be completely absorbed in this incredibly atmospheric book. Plus there's murder and kissing. So it's got all the good stuff.

Click the audio player above to hear about the book. 

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Wed May 27, 2015
Dispatch from Kolkata for 5/27/2015

Sandip Roy: Remembering Sultan

Modi event

I was reporting on India’s 2014 general election which would bring Narendra Modi to power a year ago.

Sultan, though that’s not his real name, was officially hired as my driver, much younger than me. But it was quite clear very early on who was the top dog in our relationship.

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Wed May 27, 2015
KALW Almanac

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GG Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic on this day in 1937.

147th day of 2015; 218 remaining

Tides at the Golden Gate
High: 7:53am/8:37pm
Low: 2:13am/1:40pm

Sunrise: 5:52am
Sunset: 8:22pm

Moonrise: 2:30am (60% visible)
Moonset: 2:51pm

Special celebrations & commemorations today include...

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Tue May 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

Verdi's Requiem ~ Mads Tolling @ SF Choral Artists ~ Melancholy, A Comedy ~ Hope Mohr Dance

Hope Mohr Dance.
Margo Moritz

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to conductor Ming Luke of the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra about upcoming concerts of Verdi’s Requiem and next year’s 50th Anniversary of BCCO; also visiting is Magen Solomon, artistic director of the SF Choral Artists, who shares details about upcoming concerts together with Grammy Award winning jazz violinist Mads Tolling, who joins us in the studio; playwright, performer, juggler, and clown Sara Felder stops by to discuss in her new solo show 'Melancholy, a Comedy’, currently at The Marsh San Francisco; choreographer Hope Mohr and her collaborator Christian Burns talk about the upcoming, eighth Spring Season of her company Hope Mohr Dance, and regular contributor Dianne Keogh takes a look ahead at summer activities for kids interested in performing arts.

Here are Dianne's links: Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City; TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; City of Palo Alto Children's Theater; San Carlos Children's Theater; Peninsula Ballet Theatre in San Mateo; Peninsula Symphony in Los Altos

Open Air with David Latulippe, hear it live on Thursday, May 28 at 1pm.


Tue May 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

Navigating the Delta: Meeting the People Who Live in California’s Water Hub

Mailman Rick Stelzriede runs the only postal boat route in California
Tony George

Pretend you’re looking at a map of the Bay Area. Now scroll out a little bit. Find Martinez and Benicia, and draw a line east to Stockton. From there, go north to Sacramento, then back to Martinez. Look closely at that triangle, and you will see a puzzle of waterways and islands that make up the California Delta.

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