Arts & Culture

5:00pm

Mon December 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Preserving culture with music

Texas Bluesman Mance Lipscomb and Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwiz from the film "This Ain't No Mouse Music" by Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling

Good music can be uplifting, it can be healing, it can get you out of the house and on your feet, dancing. A new documentary film, “This Ain’t No Mouse Music,” tackles another side of music: how it can act like oral history, preserving unique cultures that could disappear.

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10:52am

Mon December 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Foxtails Brigade

Photo by: Riki Feldmann

What’s this you’re hearing?  It’s the sounds of Foxtails Brigade. This San Francisco group has so many diverse musical influences that they credit “Etcetera” on their website. 

Foxtails Brigade will be drawing from their many influences when they perform at The Chapel on Valencia Street in San Francisco. They'll be there Friday (12.19), with music starting at 9pm.  

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10:49am

Mon December 15, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Der er et yndigt land"

For Danish resident, Sonia Bistrup, the nation's anthem is her favorite "unfavorite" song.

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11:56pm

Sun December 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Your Call: What are your favorite books of 2014?

On the December, 15th 2014 edition of  Your Call, it’s our year-end book show. The 2014 best book lists are out. What’s on your list? What are you recommending to friends? Or buying for children? We’ll get recommendations and local independent bookstore owners. How often do you browse your local bookstore? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Sharon Levin, founder of Bay Area children’s Literature List. Sharon blogs at lifeliteraturelaughter.com and she is a children's specialist at Books, Inc. in Palo Alto

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8:42am

Fri December 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: When should you trust your gut?

We may think of ourselves as rational decision-makers, but we often base even high-stakes decisions on intuitions or "gut feelings" rather than explicit reasoning. Decisions based on intuition are not highly esteemed in business, politics, or medicine – which may lead decision-makers to construct elaborate post facto rationalizations to explain their intuitive choices. What place should intuitions have in important decision-making? Is there a role for expertise in developing reliable gut-feelings?

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