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KALW's Shrine to Public Radio

Sep 10, 2014

We've built a shrine/temple/altar/magical mountain of knickknacks in KALW's front lobby. You can call it what you want, but we're honoring the amazing things that keep public radio alive, awesome, and meaningful. Bring a trinket, token, love letter, or object of your affection that symbolizes your <3 for radio and write a couple lines about why you chose that object.  Rebecca Solnit was our first guest contributor. She suggested a tiny radio for the shrine. Listen to her poetic reason why:

The San Francisco Shipyard: Undoing the toxic legacy

Jun 12, 2014
Luiza Leite

Marie Harrison is very familiar with the health issues in Bayview Hunters Point.

"I've lived and raised children in Bayview for almost 50 something years, and honestly for as long as I can remember there have always been complaints. Because no one really understood the relationship between their illnesses and where they lived," Harrison says.

The San Francisco Shipyard: Who gets the jobs?

Jun 11, 2014

Freddy Carter is working on block 51. This is one of the first buildings in the reinvention of the historic Hunters Point Shipyard that will come on the market.

Under CC license from Flickr user Chris D 2006

Linda Richardson is sitting in her car just outside a huge, fenced off, construction zone. This is where Lennar Urban is slowly building a new development at the site of the abandoned Navy shipyard. 12,000 homes by 2021. Richardson, a long time resident and community activist, wants to show me who will be most affected by the redevelopment.

Harvey Milk Celebrated

May 20, 2014

Thursday, May 22nd is the debut of the Harvey Milk postage stamp.  "Out In The Bay's" Marilyn Pittman talks with James Black and Charles Morris, the authors of  "An Archive of Hope,"  a collection of Harvey Milk's speeches, columns, and campaign materials. Hear about Harvey's passion for government by the people and his campaign motto: "You gotta give 'em hope." Thursday, May 22nd, at 7pm right after "Fresh Air.  (originally aired October 13, 2013)

 

 

 

  

On Thursday morning, KALW broadcast an on-air tribute to Alan Farley including dozens of messages from listeners and members of the arts community of the Bay Area, stories from Alan's friends and colleagues as well as calls from people around the community the opportunity to call in and sharing their appreciations and recollections of Alan.

 

Alan Farley, 1936-2012.

Alan Farley passed away at a friend's home in San Francisco early Sunday morning.

Thanks to the incredible response from listeners during the Fall Membership Campaign, KALW now has nearly 12,500 active members.   As 77% of Local Public Radio’s budget comes directly from listeners, a growing base of individual supporters is critical to the station’s future.  

The commitment and generosity of KALW listeners has significantly improved the station's financial standing over the past two years.  At the end of  FY2012 on June 30th, KALW's cash reserves stood at $343,272, up more than $200,000 from a year earlier. 

We did it!

Jan 24, 2012

Listener support has made KALW a powerful resource for the public life and creative communities of the Bay Area.  

And in our just-concluded January Membership Campaign, the passion and generosity of KALW listeners helped us surpass our goal of $100,000 and ensure this station is ready to keep innovating and serving the community.

Thank you for keeping Local Public Radio strong and independent.  We love making radio in partnership with you.

 

KALW General Manager Matt Martin provides an update on Local Public Radio's plans for 2012, and takes listeners calls and e-mails on the Manager's Report to the Listeners.  You can also e-mail Matt at matt@kalw.org.

Related post:   KALW Program Changes for 2012

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