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8:26am

Fri February 17, 2012
bullseye

Bullseye: Daniel Handler, Nico Muhly and the Sklar Brothers

 Daniel Handler delves into his memories of young love and high school frustrations to pen the novel Why We Broke Up -- the twist?

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9:25am

Wed February 15, 2012
BBC Special

BBC Special: The Bombardment of Homs

The Syrian city of Homs has seen some of the worst violence in the government's crackdown against opposition activists and armed fighters in the country. BBC reporter Paul Wood and his team managed to slip into Homs as the bombardment of the city was getting underway. Tune in to KALW Thursday at 5:30pm to hear a special report in which Paul tells the story of his four days in Homs - how the story unfolded; how he reported it and what life is like for residents of a city under fire. 

7:03am

Fri February 10, 2012
PHILOSOPHY TALK

Philosophy Talk: The Dionysus Awards

Movies play a large role in modern life. We enjoy watching them; we idolize the actors and actresses who appear in them; we analyze the directors. But how well do movies tackle bigger philosophical questions?  With the help of listeners and special guests, Philosophy Talk hosts John Perry and Ken Taylor turn a philosophical eye to the past year's cinematic offerings, and present their 4th annual Dionysus Awards for the most philosophically-rich films of the past year.

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3:27pm

Mon January 23, 2012
five years of fog city blues

Fog City Blues celebrates 5 years on KALW!

Listen anytime via KALW's Local Music Player.  Host Devon Strolovitch celebrates five years on KALW with a special night on Fog City Blues featuring cameo appearances by Elvin Bishop, Quinn Deveaux, Carmen Getit of Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums, and Mark Hummel.  Devon will also be giving away tickets to Mark's Blues Harmonica Blowout at Yoshi's Oakland.  Wednesday night at 9pm.

Video Promo: Fog City Blues 5th Anniversary Special

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12:27pm

Fri January 20, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond

Folk Music & Beyond: Irish Fiddling with Tony DeMarco

Photo by Timmy Wheelan

Listen this week anytime via KALW's Local Music Player.  One of the leading, living exponents of the New York/Sligo fiddle style, DeMarco will perform live accompanied by Richard Mandel on guitar.  Saturday, January 21 at 3pm on KALW.

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