Berkeley

Liza Veale

 


When winter comes, Bay Area cities open temporary shelters to keep unhoused residents warm and dry. But, as winter comes to an end, these shelters close down. In Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco about 500 homeless people will be back on the streets.

Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin

Jan 25, 2018
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This week the Bay Area lost a homegrown hero, Berkeley-born writer Ursula K. Le Guin.

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More cities ready for New Year deadline ... Police won’t take guns from medical patients ... Confusing times in Indiana ... and more.

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California issues emergency rules ... San Francisco won’t meet New Year’s deadline ... Obama era cannabis rules still honored ... Business, Health and more.

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Berkeley ready for adult sales ... Smoking lounges may come to San Francisco ... State banking group considers armored cars ... Health, Opinion and more. 

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Sights & Sounds is your guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, Michael Morgan, conductor and music director of the Oakland Symphony, tells KALW's Jen Chien about three amazing arts events you shouldn't miss. 

California slowly prepares for adult use sales ... Bureau of Cannabis Control plans emergency rules ... Truffle Man goes brick & mortar ... Remembering Tom Petty  and more.

Harpist Destiny Muhammad: Sights & Sounds

Sep 14, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene.  Self-proclaimed harpist from the hood Destiny Muhammad, who'll be performing at SF Music Day, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

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Officials in Berkeley and San Francisco are bracing themselves for competing political rallies planned for this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Sanaa Khan

Aug 24, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Illustrator, printmaker and artist Sanaa Khan told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

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Wednesday marks the first day of classes at the University of California, Berkeley, which means it’s also the first day of classes for new Chancellor Carol Christ.

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Police reform is a polarizing issue.

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Senate committee ignores Attorney General ... Sunset district dispensary to see court date ... “Mother’s little helper” for the 21st century ... Watch Jay Leno drive a hemp car ... and more. 

Sights & Sounds: Erika Chong Shuch

Jul 13, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Choreographer and director Erika Chong Shuch told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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San Francisco dispensaries face protests ... Security breach at Eaze ... Nevada cannabis sales start Saturday ... Holiday travel tips ... Micro-dosing, and more.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actor and playwright Don Reed, about his autobiographical show ‘East 14th’, running through July 30 at The Marsh Berkeley, in which he discusses his upbringing in 1970s Oakland, resisting the evangelical recruiting by his Jehovah’s Witness stepfather and dealing with his real father, not knowing Dad was a pimp.

Is the water in Berkeley and Orinda safe to drink?

Jun 21, 2017
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For the past few weeks, crews from the East Bay Municipal Water District have been flushing the water system in an effort to eradicate a known cancer causing compound in two systems in Berkeley and in Orinda.

 

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Have you heard the expression “I’ll be there with bells on”?  It indicates that you’re very enthusiastic about the activity. Practitioners of the ancient art of Morris dancing are enthusiastic about their dance form. They not only wear sleeves of bells on their legs during performances; they also practice with them.

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“Oh, my god!”

 

Erica Deeman gasps as she walks into her solo exhibition for the first time.

 

“Sometimes I have to pinch myself. It is the first time I’ve seen them all in a room together, all thirty pieces framed.”

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Sights & Sounds: Lyz Luke

Jun 1, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Lyz Luke, Executive Music Enabler at UnderCover Presents, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Taro Hattori

May 25, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Artist Taro Hattori told KALW’s Jen Chien about three wonderful events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9pm  ~ “Remembrance” (5/4/17 concert)

Christian Reif, guest conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, "Babi Yar"

Denis Sedov, bass soloist

Marika Kuzma, chorusmaster

Men's Chorus, to include: Alumni of the Chamber Chorus of the University of California, Alumni of the Pacific Boychoir Academy, Members of the St. John of San Francisco Russian Orthodox Chorale

Sights & Sounds: Jesselito Bie

May 18, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dancer and choreographer Jesselito Bie told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9pm - “Relevance” (1/26/17 concert)

Christian Reif, guest conductor

Mason Bates: Cello Concerto (Bay Area Premiere)

Joshua Roman, cello

(Joshua's encore was "Julie-O" by former Turtle Island Quartet cellist Mark Sumner)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat Major, Op. 60

(The Berkeley Symphony "encore" to fill out the broadcast time was the Mozart "Requiem", from their April 30, 2015 concert in Zellerbach Hall.)

 

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9pm - “Reverence” (12/8/16 concert)

Elim Chan, guest conductor 

Chris Hardy

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe’s guests include Berkeley Symphony Executive Director René Mandel, who discusses the performance of Shostakovich’s choral masterpiece Symphony No. 13, ‘Babi Yar’, on May 4 at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, plus the orchestra’s collaboration with KALW.

Tune in to the full 2016-17 season of the Berkeley Symphony, Monday evenings in May at 9pm, hosted by David Latulippe.

Sights & Sounds: Rasheed Shabazz

Apr 27, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Rasheed Shabazz, Media, Arts & Culture Director at RYSE Center in Richmond told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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