Arts & Culture

7:45am

Wed December 19, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata 12/19

His sitar gently weeps…...


Dispatches from Kolkata for Dec. 19, 2012

There have been other musical greats in India. But Ravi Shankar was different. 

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6:55am

Wed December 19, 2012
LIVE EVENT

'Chew On This': Join the next taping in SF on January 19th

Is gardening possible for renters, or those of us without big yards or easy access to a nearby community garden?

We'll be answering this question and many more about gardening on the next episode of Chew On This – a new show launching at KALW.

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6:16pm

Tue December 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

Holiday Show from Open Air

This week, host David Latulippe is joined by writer and longtime contributor to “Open Air,” Peter Robinson, for a special holiday-themed show that focuses on well- and lesser-known holiday music - including Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" sung by Roches (sisters Maggie, Suzy, & Terry) and lesbians (Venus Envy, with some...interesting...word changes).  Plus, Peter's observations on Charles Dickens, the San Francisco Girls' Chorus singing "Silent Night" and some advice for traveling near and far.  Originally broadcast on Thursday, 12/20/12 at 1pm.


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11:20am

Thu December 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Gospel Gators

Recently The Gospel Gators of San Francisco State University were named First Runner-up in a national gospel choir competition, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, before an audience of 20,000 people. You’re hearing part of that performance now. You can see The Gospel Gators in a much smaller space next Sunday (12.16) when they have two Christmas concerts at Yoshi’s in San Francisco. The first show is at 7pm, with another one at 9pm.

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6:03pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Audiophiles: The mysterious language of blue whales

Under CC license from Vahid. http://www.flickr.com/photos/el_chupacabrito/2474728043/

Stand on the beach overlooking Half Moon Bay, and the sound you’re most likely to hear is of waves crashing against the rocks. But when Roger Bland climbed up there, he wanted to hear what was underneath those waves.

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