Arts & Culture


Fri December 7, 2012

Happy New Year from all of your friends at KALW!

Everyone here at KALW is SO GRATEFUL for the strong support of every one of our listener-members...engaged, intelligent, and the reason we can keep our fund drives to a minimum.  Thank you.  And Happy New Year!


Thu December 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: Navigating a mother's mental illness

Carole Peccorini had to grow up quickly. When she was eight, her mother began to show symptoms of mental illness. As her disease progressed, her family struggled to hold itself together. In this story, Carole talks to her husband Francisco Peccorini and her daughter Chalon Bridges about how her mother’s case of Huntington’s Disease affected her childhood.

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Thu December 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Witness To History: Meet the man who recorded San Francisco's legendary bands

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In 1969, Stephen Barncard’s first visit to San Francisco ended with a spontaneous visit to the Fillmore West.

“I’d never seen the Grateful Dead live before,” Barncard recalls. “I thought their records really were terrible sounding. So I wasn’t necessarily a fan of the band until I heard them live. … But I never figured I’d be working with them.”

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Wed December 5, 2012

Crosscurrents: December 5, 2012

Controversial drones may be coming to Alameda County; Cannabis News; and an Oakland library begins a fresh chapter at a new location.

This episode features the following music, all by Dave Brubeck:

1. "Danse Duet" from Countdown: Time In Outer Space (1962)

2.  "Winter Ballad" from Jazz Impressions of New York (1964)

3. "Far More Blue" from Time Further Out (1961)

4. "Time In" from Time In (1966)

5. "Three To Get Ready" from Time Out (1959)

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Wed December 5, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond ~ 12/8/12

Leonard Cohen Special

Leonard Cohen

Listen this coming Saturday at 3 pm for All Things Leonard, our tribute show to the great Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. The Conspiracy of Beards will join us in the KALW studios.   This 20-man a capella ensemble sings the songs of Leonard Cohen in multi-part harmonies.

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