Arts & Culture

3:05pm

Thu May 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Finding the truth in the digital age

In the era of Mike Daisey making up facts for his stories about Apple factory workers in China, or the uproar over the motives behind the recent KONY video, we have to start asking ourselves how real these real world videos really are. What’s going on outside the frame of a YouTube video? What’s true? And, who decides?

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12:47pm

Thu May 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Creak

Oh, banjo music! Some people love it, others can’t stand it.

If you’re in the first group, you’ll want to know about the San Francisco band called The Creak.

They don’t remember who thought of the name, but they like it because it brings to mind “the sound of something old and worn-in and comfortable.”

They have a show scheduled for Friday (05.18) in San Francisco at The Lost Church on Capp Street, starting about 9pm. 

9:28am

Thu May 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Meet the SF Writers' Grotto

KALW's Ben Trefny spoke with members of the SF Writers' Grotto for a recent story. Listen to full interviews with the writers below.

4:30pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Audiophiles: Take a "listen" to the world around you at the Exploratorium

The Bicycle Wheel Harp at the “Sound – Hearing” exhibit at the SF Exploratorium. Photo courtesy of the Exploratorium

So far in KALW News’ series of conversations about sound, we’ve taken you to the planetarium of the California Academy of Sciences, and to the unique San Francisco sound theater called Audium.

For this segment of “Audiophiles,“ where we talk with the most creative minds working in sound, we want you to close your eyes and imagine you've walked into a diner…

MARTINA CASTRO: You go up to the jukebox, throw in your quarter and pick a random song. It sounds like a pretty cool song, but listen closely…

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12:54pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Evie Ladin Band

The sounds you’re hearing are from The Evie Ladin Band, out of Oakland. You may know Evie Ladin as a major part of the Stairwell Sisters. But she also has this band, under her own name. They’ll be playing at a square dance on Friday (05.18) at the Niebyl Proctor Library in Oakland, starting about 8pm. And if you’re interested, there’s a workshop on clog-dancing beforehand, at 6:30pm.

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