April is National Poetry Month, so a philosopher might ask: what is poetry? Mere word play? A pretty, or at any rate striking, way of expressing thought and emotion? Or does great poetry involve an approach to the world that provides insight and information not available in other ways? John and Ken explore how poetry can illuminate what we know with award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield, author of Come, Thief and other poetic works of philosophical richness.
The band you’re hearing now is called Marc and The Casuals. How casual are they? So casual that they don’t have a website – and this song was recorded at the San Francisco Airport.
Marc and The Casuals head up an evening of deep soul and dance music on Saturday, April 5th. It's called “Soul Kaleidoscope.” This will be happening at The Chapel on Valencia Street in San Francisco, starting about 8:00pm.
Youth Radio podcast: "An on-line challenge turns deadly" An online drinking challenge made popular in the UK and Australia has already been responsible for five deaths of men under 30 years old. Youth Radio’s Rafael Johns and his friends have been monitoring this trend on YouTube wondering if it will hit in the US.
Will Lozano is a student at San Francisco's Redding Elementary School, where he writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program. KALW is proud to bring his voice to the air during National Poetry Month.
“My Dad Is”
When I see my dad I see me
When I hug him, it feels like a warm blanket on a cold winter night
When we eat, we are like hungry lions on the prowl
When he and I play catch and he says "Go Looong"
I feel like a dog playing fetch with a stick and having fun