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Climate change is an issue that can be hard for some to prioritize. It’s abstract. We can read the charts and the statistics—but is there a way to feel it? The Bay Area’s Climate Music Project at UC Berkeley wants to make the experience visceral.

What am I supposed to do after an earthquake?

Apr 13, 2017
Eli Wirtschafter

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

Today's Local Music: Ed Neumeister

Apr 11, 2017
Albert Handler, 2013

Now here’s something you may never have heard: music for solo trombone! That’s trombone master Ed Neumeister performing.

Sights & Sounds: Vinita Sud Belani

Apr 6, 2017
courtesy of Vinita Sud Belani, cropped and resized

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Vinita Sud Belani, artistic director of Enacte Arts, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Tristram Kenton

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors Olivier Normand and Wellesley Robertson III, who play Jean Cocteau and Miles Davis in Robert Lepage’s internationally acclaimed play, ‘Needles and Opium’, on stage at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) through April 23, 2017.

Sights & Sounds: Elaine Magree

Mar 30, 2017
David Allen

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Theater artist, nurse and political activist Elaine Magree told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Andy Mogg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Erika Hassan, dancer and assistant artistic director for SOULSKIN Dance, about ‘Satin & Swing’, a brand new work that is part of the company’s 4th Season, this weekend at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco.

Trump supporters march in Berkeley

Mar 5, 2017
Cari Spivack

It was business as usual Saturday morning, at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market. Romanesco is in season. Troubadour Mark Ray played his guitar for tips. Then, just a few steps away, at around one o’clock, hundreds of Trump supporters and Trump protesters gathered.

Lincoln Adler

Have you ever wondered what becomes of members of boys choruses once they grow up? Well, in the case of Berkeley native Kurt Ribak, he became a jazz musician.  The Kurt Ribak Trio, who you’re hearing now, take the stage Friday at Armondo’s in Martinez, starting at 8 p.m.

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

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.

It’s going to be wet and stormy in the Bay Area this weekend. We have a few recommendations on special events happening, rain or shine.

Looking for low-key alternatives to celebrate the dawn of 2017 in the Bay Area? Check out our shortlist of local events happening this New Year’s Eve weekend.

Update: President Donald J. Trump signed an executive action on Jan. 25, 2017 to withhold federal grants from "sanctuary cities." 

When Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan. 20, part of his 100-day action plan is to block federal funding to sanctuary cities. San Francisco received approximately $1 billion in federal funds last year. Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose also stand to lose funding.

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The music you're hearing now is being played by banjo master Bill Evans, when he was a guest of “A Prairie Home Companion.” He's also the author of the instructional book, Banjo for Dummies.

Jurassic Blueberries / Used under license from Google Images (noncommercial reuse with modification / cropped from original)

City of Oakland endorses Prop. 64 ... Parental concerns against Prop. 64 ... More towns enact temporary bans ... Israel prepares for Green Rush ... and more.  

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Our music today is by Roy Zimmerman, who specializes in his own “funny songs about ignorance, war and greed.” Joni Mitchell has said, “Roy’s lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection.” 

Sean E

Berkeley Patients Group finally in the clear with Feds ... Cities move to slow legal cannabis ... Opposition to Prop. 64 includes Dennis Peron ... Nine states voting on cannabis ... U.S. pot smuggled to Mexico ... A 50-year-old musical warning ... and more.

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!

Sights & Sounds: Walter Hood

Sep 8, 2016
Molly DeCoudreaux Photography / resized and cropped

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Walter Hood, an artist and designer who renovated the Bayview Opera House, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

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

Daily news roundup for Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016
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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.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Saxophonist and music theorist Hafez Modirzadeh told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend: 

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.

On this week's Revolutions Per Minute, guest host David Latulippe welcomes Paul Dresher and Amy X Neuburg to talk about their upcoming collaboration "They will have been so beautiful".  

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