Arts & Culture

10:08am

Fri January 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Bagpiper of the Financial District

All week long we've been playing you this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you.

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5:59pm

Thu January 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

History isn’t a turnoff – if it’s properly presented

Photo by Lisa Hamilton Courtesy of www.realrural.org/

My first award at school was for history, in fifth grade. I didn’t even know you could win awards for history, but I was pleased to get it. This early inclination has always made me wonder why many people find history to be boring. Personally, I always enjoyed learning about the individual events and the individual people behind those events. Now I realize that much of history is presented more like a math problem than a story – i.e., “When did the Panama Canal open?”

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5:25pm

Thu January 17, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 17, 2013

The Haves and Have-Nots of San Francisco's Mid-Market; The California Historical Society experiments with a new concept in how we explore the past;  and the very first Audiograph solution!

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4:43pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Are you a troublemaker?

Robbie Tann and Gabriel King face off in the world premiere of Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright.

The stage is set at the Berkeley Rep Theatre: a group of rich kids who call themselves “gamers” are standing around, waiting for friends to arrive at a sleepover party. But not everyone they’ve invited is a friend – especially not the hero, Bradley Boatright.

“Yeah, we call him Boatwipe,” one character says, on stage.

Bradley knows they’re not his friends, and he’s suspicious of what they might do. So he and his best friend come to the party in disguise, and try to plan a counterattack.

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12:40pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Cyril Guiraud Trio

Today we're featuring the Cyril Guiraud Trio. They'll be crossing the bridge from Berkeley to play this Friday (January 18, 2013) at Café Royale in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill area. Music begins about 9 pm.

 

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