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Supreme Court tosses marijuana case … Canada ruffles U.N. narcotics conference … “Massive recall” of pot over pesticides … Vets risk felonies … Sports, opinion, and infused Nutella ….

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Canada shakes up the U.N. narcotics conference // National Post

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NORML supports AUMA… Holder calls for reclassification… Black arrests still out of proportion to population… A look at the future of cannabis clubs… “Taxing cannabis is horrible”… Sing along with Willie & Merle… and more.

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Bill fixing AB 21 goes to Governor… Legal states look to outside investors… Why is wine celebrated and cannabis demonized? … Cops & Courts… Dennis Peron… Driving while paranoid… even a Super Bowl mention!

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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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Bruce Is Back!!

Dec 2, 2015

Just added!  Master guitarist, singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn returns to KALW today (this Saturday 12/5) 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond."  This will be part 2 of our conversation that started earlier this year, focusing on his life in music.  I'll ask Bruce to perform some carols and festive ballads for the holiday season.

Oaksterdam founder endorses AUMA… Legalization might not end black market… Jimi Hendrix brand launched… Health... Opinions… and more.

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Justice Dept. must follow Congressional rule on dispensaries… Taxi testing in San Francisco… Oakland ready to cash in on cannabis… Our neighbors consider legalization… and more.

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Your Call: US Drone policy; Canada's elections

Oct 22, 2015

On the Oct 23rd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the Canadian elections. Voters ended Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party’s nearly 10-year rule by handing the Liberal party and its leader Justin Trudeau an absolute majority in the Parliament.

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Cannabis bill shelved due to cost… Harborside: good news and bad news… Pesticides in concentrates… and more.

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California’s statewide medical cannabis bill put on hold // EastBayExpress   The widely supported bill was tabled because of it’s $20 million estimated implementation cost.

Blues for Canada tonight on Fog City Blues

Jul 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day (aka Fête du Canada)! July 1 marks the date in 1867 when the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada (split into Quebec and Ontario) were united to form the Dominion of Canada. As a native Canadian, your Fog City Blues host is typically reserved about his northern roots, but tonight Devon gets the boreal blues out. Tune in for music from Canadian artists who've come through the Bay Area, and others you might not hear otherwise - Wednesday 7/01 at 9:00 pm.

Bruce Cockburn In Conversation

Feb 25, 2015

The great Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn was our special guest on "Folk Music & Beyond" this past Saturday.  Bruce talked about his new autobiography "Rumours of Glory" and his early days as a struggling musician.  This candid conversation covered his personal growth as a compelling singer-songwriter and his evolution as a humanist Christian and political activist.  If you missed all or any part of this program, you can listen back to it in its entirety via KALW's Local Music Player.  The program is archived for one week following the broadcast.

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Nevada could consider recreational cannabis in 2016… US marijuana laws break UN treaties… Canadian natives plan medical cannabis facility… Don't hit your customers… and more.

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Ups and downs for dispensaries… Thousands arrested for possession in California… DEA looks across our northern border… Hillary’s cannabis joke…  and more

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Finest Kind Trio Live this Saturday

Jan 27, 2014

Finest Kind, the a cappella trio from Ottawa, Canada will be our in-studio guests this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond."  They are among Canada's leading singers in the "Anglo-Celtic" tradition.  Their harmony vocals have been called "soaring and glorious" by fellow Canadian musician David Francey. They've been together since 1991 and their repertoire spans British Isles, Celtic, American roots, Canadian, Hank Williams, Carter Family, Rudyard Kipling, old time, bluegrass, and everything in between.  

Leonard Cohen Special

Dec 5, 2012

Listen this coming Saturday at 3 pm for All Things Leonard, our tribute show to the great Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. The Conspiracy of Beards will join us in the KALW studios.   This 20-man a capella ensemble sings the songs of Leonard Cohen in multi-part harmonies.

David Francey In Concert

Aug 1, 2012

Folk Music & Beyond presents award-winning songwriter-storyteller David Francey from Canada this Saturday August 4th 3:00 pm.  David performed recently at a Bay Area house concert with Mark Westberg on guitar.  He shares his compelling and heartfelt songs, along with his funny and entertaining stories.

Genticorum on FM&B

Apr 8, 2012

The French-Canadian band Genticorum from Quebec performed live this Saturday (4/14)  on Folk Music & Beyond.  This talented trio is at the forefront of  Quebecois music and is among the many young bands leading the revival of interest in the old folk traditions of Quebec.  Members of Genticorum are Pascal Gemme on fiddle and foot percussion, Yann Falquet on guitar, and Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand on flute and bass.