Arts & Culture

9:28am

Mon June 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? June 14, 2014

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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9:06am

Mon June 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Pangea Futbol Club

It’s understandable if you hear the name Pangea Futbol Club and think it’s a soccer team -- but it’s not. The Pangea Futbol Club, who you’re hearing now, is a multi-national band based in San Francisco. Their goal (get it?!) is to bring people from around the world “to dance to one festive heartbeat.”

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5:35pm

Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Aeolian Day

Michael Zelner

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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5:33pm

Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

“Guardian of the Golden Gate” spent career preventing suicides

 

For 23 years, retired California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Briggs patrolled the Golden Gate Bridge for suicide jumpers. He talked hundreds of people off the ledge and back onto the bridge and earned the nickname, “The Guardian of the Golden Gate.” His powers of persuasion were the doorway between life and death. Sometimes, unfortunately, they just weren’t enough.

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10:55am

Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: Is it Art... or mere Obscenity?

What do Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, and Andres Serrano have in common? They’ve all created modern works of art that have shocked and outraged the general public, causing many to question whether these works have any artistic value at all. But isn’t it the purpose of art to incite inquiry and question conventional moral wisdom? If so, then a strong public reaction would seem to prove the artistic merit of these works. So, is there a clear line to be drawn between genuine art and mere obscenity? Or has shock value simply replaced cultural value in the world of contemporary art?

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