Arts & Culture

4:00pm

Wed September 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Audiophiles: Finding music in the sounds of Antarctica

Local composer Cheryl Leonard recording the sound of Antarctica
Oona Stern

Antarctica is officially the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on Earth. At almost one and a half times the size of the United States, 98% of it is covered with thick sheets of ice. With a landscape like that, it seems like it would be a pretty quiet, lifeless place, right? Well it’s not.

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12:06pm

Wed September 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Stairwell Sisters

The Stairwell Sisters play rollicking old style music. The two founding members used to practice their harmonies in the stairwell of their workplace in San Francisco. That was twelve years later. Now, The Stairwell Sisters band bring their mix of traditional songs and new compositions to audiences throughout the Bay Area.

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11:19am

Wed September 5, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

The Difficulty of Living Alone in India

More people are living solo around the world these days. You can call it a splintering of society. Or you can say it’s because we have better Internet connections. Sweden has the most number of singletions. But the countries where single person households are growing the fastest are Brazil, China and India.

12:05pm

Tue September 4, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Music: Nice Guy Trio

Band Website

The sounds you’re hearing now are from San Francisco’s Nice Guy Trio. They use elements of many styles, including calypso and klezmer, to create their own unique form of jazz.

You can hear them for free at a midday show on Thursday (09.06) as part of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Garden Festival. These outdoor events start at 12:30pm.

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10:38am

Tue September 4, 2012
Open Air 9/6

Pinchas Zukerman & Lypsinka

David Latulippe, in for Alan Farley, talks with violinist Pinchas Zukerman, who is performing the Bruch "Violin Concerto No.1" as part of the season-opening concerts of the San Francisco Symphony this week, under guest conductor Symon Bychkov.  He also talks with John Epperson, whose alter-ego, Lypsinka, opens at the Rrazz Room this week with "The Passion of the Crawford".  Broadcast from 9/6.

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