Arts & Culture

1:00pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's local music: The Composer is Dead

Anyone with children knows that “Peter the Wolf” is a holiday staple, and an excellent introduction to classical musical instruments. And anyone with children probably also wishes there was ANOTHER introduction, for variation. That wish was actually granted a few years ago when San Franciscans Daniel Handler -- known to children by his pen name, Lemony Snicket – and composer Nathaniel Stookey created “The Composer is Dead” for the San Francisco Symphony.

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10:23am

Mon February 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

An animated bunch of Oscar nominees

Official poster of "Adam and Dog"
Courtesy of adamanddog.tumblr.com

I’ve always been intrigued by the short features that are nominated for Academy Awards every year. Everybody (who watches movies) is familiar with the best picture nominees, the best actors, actresses, and directors. But only recently have I become aware that the shorts that win the same awards are available to be seen as well.

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10:55am

Sat February 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

'Chew On This': Be at tomorrow's taping about kids and the internet

 

How do I find out what my kids are doing online without violating their privacy?  What can I do to protect my kids from cyberbullying?

We'll be addressing these questions and many more on the next episode of Chew On This – a new show launching at KALW.

We want YOU to be a part of the live Chew On This audience!

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12:25am

Sat February 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? February 18, 2013

Poster designed by Rich 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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10:04pm

Thu February 14, 2013

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