Bay Area

4:31pm

Mon March 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? March 15, 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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8:58am

Sat March 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? March 1, 2014

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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12:00am

Thu December 26, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What can we learn from people who fought to preserve open space in the Bay Area?

  

On today's Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had about the film Rebels with a Cause.  It’s about a group of citizens starting in the 50s through the 70s who fought to preserve open space next to the big city.  What’s important about our wild lands?  How would our urban areas feel different without wilderness around them?  And how can we keep those areas protected for the future?  That’s on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

Nancy Kelly, director of Rebels with a Cause

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5:49pm

Tue July 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

New book chronicles African American history in the Bay Area

After leafing through local newspapers from the 19th century, local author Jan Batiste Adkins found stories of African Americans who helped shape San Francisco. She dug deeper and decided to write a book about the city’s black history, African Americans of San Francisco. The photo book chronicles the lives of significant black pioneers from the Gold Rush to today, covering everyone from escaped slaves who landed in the city, to the Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris. Jan Adkins joined KALW’s Hana Baba to talk more about that history.

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12:43pm

Sat June 22, 2013
Bluegrass Signal Sat. 6:30 pm

Windy Hill Live Today 6:30 pm

Windy Hill

"Bluegrass Signal" welcomes members of Windy Hill to the KALW studios.  The band started many years ago by two high school friends in Menlo Park.  Their music is inspired by the songs of Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, and Jimmy Martin.  Henry Warde (mandolin), Ryan Breen (banjo), and Thomas Wille (guitar) usually form the band's power trio and Kyle McCabe (bass) holds down the beat.

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