Arts & Culture

6:24am

Mon October 21, 2013
REMEMBERING ALAN

Alan's voice

It was a year ago today that our friend and colleague Alan Farley passed away.

 

For more than 35 years, Alan's voice helped define the sound and sensibility of KALW.

 

You'll be hearing Alan at the top of the hour throughout the day, a small tribute to the contribution he made to KALW and this community. 

 

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9:00am

Sat October 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? October 19, 2013

Poster designed by Rich 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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5:17pm

Thu October 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

Just look it in the eye and go: A farewell to Lou 'the Glue' Marcelli

Lou was the "Commodore" of the Dolphin Club, one of the oldest swimming and rowing clubs on the West Coast, open since 1877. Lou lived at the club and cooked nightly for the old timers, the bachelors, for those without a family to go home to. His calamari was legendary.

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5:08pm

Thu October 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you dig it? Interview with comedian Don Reed

Don Reed
The Marsh Theatre

Don Reed is a nationally renowned comedian - maybe you've caught him during his warm-up act on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He started his career doing stand up, performing around the country with comedians like Chris Rock, Robert Townsend, and Damon Wayans. But, he says,  when it came to getting big gigs like they did, he never made the cut. The feedback was always the same says Reed, "I'm too white." 

Reed isn't white though, he's black. Talent agents thought his act wasn't black enough. 

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4:59pm

Thu October 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

Wearing Technology

Your watch is your personal trainer. Your headband is making an action documentary of your life. Your bracelet congratulates you on your daily water intake and suggests eating more power foods. This isn’t a page from a science fiction novel, it’s the next big thing in tech: making computing less about smartphones, and more about being a smart—human. 150 people gathered in San Francisco recently to try on some technology.

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