Arts & Culture

5:36pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 15, 2013

Two men, two plans to reduce California's inmate population; Hearing the first-person accounts of slaves; Dispatches from the Inside: Healthcare for All?; Storycorps: Andrew Montgomery; and local band Eggplant Casino.

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3:05pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? January 14, 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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12:26pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Local Music

Local Music: Eggplant Casino

Eggplant Casino is not a venue, it’s the band. And they’re playing at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, this Thursday, January 17th. They're opening for Chum, the only Phish tribute band we know of. Doors open at 8pm.

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7:12pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Regional Oral History Office seeks your Bay Bridge stories

After eleven years of construction, the Bay Bridge’s majestic new eastern span is set to open to traffic this fall.

It’s hard to imagine the Bay without the Bay Bridge. But it hasn’t always been with us. That’s why the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO), part of UC-Berkeley’s Bancroft Library, is soliciting stories from people who were there when the original Bay Bridge opened – to keep these memories alive.

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6:48pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Exploratorium moves on from the Palace of Fine Arts

Science is rarely easy to understand and even harder to explain. But here at the Exploratorium, science isn’t hard – it’s fun. Why? In order to learn, you have to play.

Isidro Demry is playing with the Soap Bubble Tray exhibit. The name says it all: it’s a big tray with pools of soapy water. It’s simple, but surprisingly cool. Especially because I played with the same exhibit when I was six years old, then again when I was ten, and now, I watch as it’s used for what must be close to the last time before it leaves for a new home.

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