Talina Camacho

Today’s local music is by the Adrian West Trio. They take on serious topics in a lighthearted way in their original tunes, which feature acoustic rock and world music influences.

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California nurses endorse Prop. 64 ... Oakland’s permit process stalls ... Will pot license save Amoeba Records? ... Pot and pregnancy ... and more.

Tom Levy


Western literature’s most important books have been translated, not once, but many times. The book at the top of the charts is the Bible: more than 100 translations, and that’s just in English.

Olivia Henry

Thanks to the generosity of listeners, we are now less than $9,000 from our goal of $375,000 for KALW's September campaign.  This is our last on-air fundraiser until May 2017 --  and it's significant for the future of KALW.  Make your donation now!

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Sproul Plaza

Sep 1, 2016

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Even though it’s the thick of “Fogust” here in the Bay Area, this weekend is still bumping with fun things for you and friends to check out. Here are a few of our picks.

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“Reverse fire sales” in Calaveras County ... New Berkeley dispensaries likely ... Want a job in the cannabis industry? ... and more.


Marijuana tax would aide L.A. homeless // The Weed Blog

Daily news roundup for Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Protestors chained to doors of Police Union Building in Oakland // ABC 7 News

"Black Lives Matter protesters are spending the night outside the Oakland police union headquarters, some are chained to the building.

Kyle Trefny

About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease every year. We hear the story of one of them, Ben Rivers, who has found ways to maintain an active inner life even as his body slows down.

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New state agency wants input … Calaveras officials and public clash over Green Rush … Pot prices plummet with legalization … and more

Here's our cherry picked selection of community events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Happy April 1st! If you’re looking for fun and unique things to do over the weekend, we’ve mined a few suggestions with no tricks, just treats. 

What am I supposed to do after an earthquake?

Mar 21, 2016
Eli Wirtschafter

We all know we’re supposed to prepare for earthquakes, but how many of us really have a plan?

Looking for something fun and unique to do around the Bay Area this weekend? Don't fret. We have you covered.

Berkeley scientist designs tools for the visually impaired

Mar 2, 2016
Berenice Freedome


Dr. Joshua Miele's morning commute to Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute takes about an hour—as long as no one gets in the way. In fact, most people move out of his way when they see him coming, because Miele is blind.

Looking for something fun and unique to do this weekend? Check out our suggestions for the weekend of February 5, 2016.

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Brown removes March 1 medical deadline… Conflicting medical views on legalization, and commercial grows… cannabis Christians… Tommy Chong... and more.


Take a peek at our suggestions of unique events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

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Surgeon General to review drug rules… RICO charges dropped in Berkeley… Mexican farmers converting to other crops… Kosher cannabis… Year-end review… and more.


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Towns and counties vote for local control… Oklahoma still suing neighbors… Columbia legalizes medical marijuana… Concentrates are medicinal…  What “Trumbo” doesn’t tell you… and more.


Heather Wreckage

Check out our suggestions of unique events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Queer Youth Still Threatened, Even in Bay Area

Dec 10, 2015

With recent gay rights gains, why is it still difficult for young people to be lesbian, gay, bi, transgender or “queer,” even in the San Francisco Bay Area? The Pacific Center for Human Growth, an LGBT counseling and community center in Berkeley, reports that many queer youth feel unsafe at school every day.

Do you have a 'Duncle' in your family?

Nov 24, 2015

“Well, I thought he wasn’t exactly my dad but I made a present for him on Father’s Day and I made a little thingy and it said duncle ‘cause he’s my uncle but he’s like sort of my dad… but not really.” 

Happy Friday, everybody! We have a few recommendations of what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

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Dispensary operator sues Berkeley… “Serious misconduct” at DEA… News from native tribes… How to stop football brawls... Can you be fired with a prescription?  And more.


First Days: Thu-Thuy Truong

Oct 1, 2015
Thu-Thuy Truong



This week, we’ve brought you stories of what it’s like to arrive in America. As young children, brother and sister Thu-Thuy Truong and Sy Truong fled with their family from their war-torn home of Vietnam to a refugee camp in Arkansas. They eventually settled in the East Bay. 

If you are sticking around the Bay Area this weekend, here is our shortlist of things worth checking out.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug 26, 2015
Kendrick Brinson at SF Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

How to solve San Francisco's homeless pooping problem // SF Gate

"While Mayor Ed Lee announced this week that 'the homeless must leave the street' for Super Bowl 50, it's more what they leave behind on the street that is a concern for the million or so people who have to walk a few blocks or a few miles in the city every day.

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...


Tonight is opening night for the The Tenderloin Museum, and they’re celebrating with a panel discussion titled ‘The Screaming Queens, Then and Now,’ featuring transgender activists Tamara Ching, Veronika Fimbres, and filmmakers Susan Stryker & Victor Silverman.