Audiograph

4:58pm

Thu October 17, 2013

2:22pm

Thu October 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

There's a science behind good hold music, and here's what it sounds like

Ashleyanne Krigbaum

This month, the state opened its new health insurance marketplace, called Covered California. It’s a way for people who are uninsured to purchase health insurance plans that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. 

On opening day, Covered California was busy. The website saw almost a million hits, and close to 60,000 people tied up their phone lines.  Waits of over 30 minutes were common.

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11:05pm

Sat October 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? October 12, 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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5:59pm

Thu October 10, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph: Mt. Tamalpais Fire Tower

The view from the Gardner Lookout

High above the Bay, at the top of Mount Tam, is a little shack—up on stone tower, just that much higher above the peak where it sits.  It’s called the Gardner Lookout, and it’s one of two fire lookout towers in Marin County. 

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5:50pm

Thu October 10, 2013

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