Arts & Culture

3:27pm

Wed September 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Inside Druid Heights, a Marin County counter-culture landmark

National Park Service spokesperson Alexandra Picavet grimaces as we bump down an unmarked, steep dirt road.

“Phew. I really dislike this road,” she says. “I’ve lived in really backcountry areas. And I still really dislike this road.”

We’re lucky. It’s a clear day. In the rain, Picavet refuses to drive this road, which is the only access to a property fancifully dubbed Druid Heights.

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1:28pm

Wed September 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: Kelly McFarling finds her musical home in San Francisco

Local musician Kelly McFarling wrote her song “Atlanta” as an ode to her hometown, but she didn’t write it – or any other song, as a matter of fact – until she settled into her current home in San Francisco. In this edition of Bay Area Beats, McFarling tells KALW’s Martina Castro why she credits San Francisco with helping her launch her musical career, and better understanding the idea of home.

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10:51am

Wed September 19, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

Dengue Songs

Dengue auto

The scariest disease racking Kolkata these days is one no one is sure how to pronounce.The government first blamed the media. Then it blamed private hospitals for trying to drum up business. Now it’s swung into action. We have three wheeler auto rickshaws trundling around the city singing dengue ditties – about stagnant water and garbage and mosquitoes. It’s all about dengue awareness.

6:54pm

Tue September 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

Meet Your Neighbors: Cooking up three decades of school lunch

Gowana Keys

If you listen to KALW regularly, you might have noticed that every day, we announce the school lunches in the San Francisco Unified School District. What you might not know is that KALW studios are actually located inside a San Francisco High School. In this story from our archives, KALW’s Audrey Dilling followed the former head lunch lady here in the school cafeteria and brought back Gowana Keys’ reflections on nearly three decades of serving school lunch.

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9:55am

Tue September 18, 2012
Open Air ~ 9/20/12

Music from the Left Coast...

On this week's "Open Air," KALW’s weekly magazine of arts and cultural events, guest host David Latulippe visits with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the flute/guitar duo Black Cedar, which is guitarist Steve Lin and multi-flutist Kris Palmer, and with soprano Melody Moore, who is singing this week with the New Century Chamber Orchestra.  (Originally broadcast 9/20/12.  Listen here now.)

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