Arts & Culture

2:53pm

Mon July 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 7.17.14 A Woman, A Writer, A Wit

Anna Holmes
Anna Wolf

  

One with Farai: “A Woman, A Writer, A Wit”  Farai Chideya speaks with New York Times Book Review columnist Anna Holmes, who applies her wit to questions of everything from womanhood, children in New York, and her former job as the editor of Jezebel.com.  From PRI's SoundworksThursday at 5:30pm.

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11:48am

Mon July 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Jacqui Naylor

Thomas Heinser

This voice belongs to Jacqui Naylor of San Francisco. JazzTimes Magazine says Naylor “remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around."

Jacqui Naylor will be on stage Friday, July 18th at the SFJazz Center. She’ll be singing songs from her new album, which pays tribute to songwriters ranging from Johnny Mercer to Amy Winehouse. The lights go down about 7:30pm.

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1:56pm

Fri July 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? July 12, 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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10:33pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Blues legend Sugar Pie DeSanto still hits the high notes

She began winning talent shows up and down Fillmore Street at 18, when she weighed just 85 pounds, wore size 3 shoes and went by her given name, Umpeylia Marsema Balinton. 

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10:29am

Thu July 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: What are Leaders made of?

There seems to be a paradox in leadership: the qualities of ruthlessness and opportunism necessary to attain power and become a leader are not necessarily the qualities of morality and a sense of justice that make for a good leader. Do the traits that make it likely that someone will become a leader correlate positively or negatively with the traits that make a good and effective leader? Do our democratic institutions lead to better leaders than, say, a lottery like the Athenians used?

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