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Join us Sunday, October 2 at 8am — When death approaches, an extraordinary thing happens: we become fully present to life.

Olivia Henry

A huge thanks to everyone who supported KALW's September campaign.  When all was said and done, more than 2700 listeners donated over $367,000 to Local Public Radio.

That's 98% of our ambitious goal of $375,000, making this the most successful September campaign ever at KALW.  The station is strong and ready to invest for the future, with no more on-air fundraising until next May.  

Olivia Henry

A huge thanks to everyone who supported KALW's September campaign.  When all was said and done, more than 2000 listeners donated over $367,000 to Local Public Radio.

That's 98% of our ambitious goal of $375,000, making this the most successful September campaign ever at KALW.  The station is strong and ready to invest for the future, with no more on-air fundraising until next May.  

Design by Cal Tabuena-Frolli. Illustration by Olivia Henry.

When Heather Hernandez saw that KALW was seeking questions from listeners via Hey Area, she wrote in and asked, "Who has worked at KALW the longest?" We invited Heather to the station to interview some of our longest-standing employees. Steven Short — the original KALW newsroom volunteer — helped. 

Radiolab host Robert Krulwich on how he made it official with KALW. Join him in supporting the station in our September campaign.

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Prop. 64 slips in poll ... Cannabis could come to Marin hospital ... Less marijuana for youth ... Newsom’s lone stand ... and more. 

COPS & COURTS

“Trends toward the negative” in Colorado after legalization // NBC Bay Area

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!

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No guns for marijuana users ... Weedmaps’ tainted reviews ... Cannabis: an alternative to opiates? ... Cannabis goes to the fair ... Opinion ... and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Review of recent California cannabis legislation // East Bay Express

Photo courtesy of Rue Mapp

 

One of the Bay Area’s main attractions is its proximity to nature. Only 45 minutes separate Bay Area residents from arriving at the ocean, the mountains, or a hiking trail. But not everybody experiences the Bay Area’s natural beauty.

  

Hear the latest Manager's Report to the Listeners, with General Manager Matt Martin, as well as listener calls and e-mails.

Can you guess this Bay Area sound? Aug. 7, 2016

Aug 8, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.

 

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area.

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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

New podcast highlights KALW's best Bay Area stories

Jun 16, 2016
Kyle Trefny

KALW Public Radio is proud to introduce The Bridge, a new podcast featuring the station's best Bay Area stories.

KALW is turning 75!!!

Some of our friends helped sing us in to a new quarter-century of funky community radio. 

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The KALW News team is looking for three experienced radio reporters to cover beats for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

Shipra Shukla

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio journalism story editor to work on our daily news magazine Crosscurrents. You’ll work in a highly collaborative and supportive newsroom, joining our award-winning team producing long-form features and innovative podcasts. Your primary job will be to work with journalists and storytellers, help them craft reporting plans, follow through with advice during their reporting process, provide insightful edits, and help deliver memorable stories.

John Navas

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio journalism story editor to work on a special project called The Spiritual Edge (TSE), exploring the innovative American spirit through the lens of spirituality and religion. This initiative, launched in 2014, will be directed toward building a national audience and launching a podcast with stories coming from KALW reporters and from around the country.

Enrollment now open for the KALW Audio Academy!

KALW is calling for applicants for our 9-month radio journalism training program based at KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station in San Francisco. This program is designed to give you a professional audio production education, tuition-free.

Liza Veale

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

Station manager Matt Martin kicks off KALW's 75th year in listener-supported style, with the Manager's Report to the Listeners

Behind the scenes on a pot farm in Mendocino

Dec 15, 2015
DAPHNE MATZIARAKI

  Federally, marijuana production is still a major crime – one that can land you in prison for decades. Yet, in northern California, there’s a whole economy built around it. 

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California coalitions begin to form around “Adult Use” measure… Look inside a Cannabis Cup… South American news…  Banking survey… What Rick Steves says… and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

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

Poster designed by Rich Black


This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller.

Pride! Out In the Bay's 10th Anniversary Show!

Jun 25, 2015

  

April 29th, 2015 at The Oasis Cabaret and Nightclub in San Francisco's SoMa district we taped the show before a live audience.

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

The KALW public radio news department is hiring a part-time digital strategist. This is a position for an independent contractor.

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