Arts & Culture

10:18am

Fri May 15, 2015
Arts & Culture

Candlestick memory: Caroline Hickson

Danny Kaye
From Flickr user Kimberly Brown-Azzarello.

As a child in the 60’s, Caroline Hickson rode the bus with a friend all the way to Candlestick Park to watch Giants baseball games.

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9:03am

Fri May 15, 2015
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: How do words work? How does noise become meaning?

Humans have an amazing capacity to communicate. By uttering sounds we are able to convey meaning to those around us. These noises we make take on properties – they mean certain things, they are true or false, etc. Some animals also use forms of language: bees, for example, use dances and pheromones to communicate with each other. What gives these signals – words and movements – their linguistic meaning? How is it possible to communicate complex propositions simply by making sound?

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6:32am

Fri May 15, 2015
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible live: The attractive nuisance in your wallet

Roman Mars, 100% live

The May 15th edition of 99% Invisible was created live by Roman Mars at KALW.  It's about the most mis-used Social Security number in US history.

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6:01am

Fri May 15, 2015
KALW's Daily Almanac

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Birthday, L. Frank Baum!
  • Sunrise: 6:00am
  • Sunset: 8:13pm
  • Moonrise: 4:28am (waning)
  • Moonset: 5:42pm

Special Celebrations today include:

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6:55pm

Thu May 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

Jonrón! Los Gigantes on the air

Los Gigantes broadcast booth
photo by Julie Caine

One of the joys of baseball is listening to games on the radio. There’s the sound of the crowd, the crack of the bat, the 7th inning stretch … all woven together by the announcers’ excitement and disappointment as they do the live play-by-play.

If you’re a Giants’ fan, you’ve probably heard Jon Miller on 680AM. But let’s move up the dial a little bit … to 860AM.

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