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Audrey Dilling

An unusual scene has been playing out at Ocean Beach over the past few weeks.

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More clarification on Prop. 64 ... Oakland re-examines permits ... No smoking on UC campuses ... Warning for Californians driving to Nevada ... Business, Health, and more.

http://www.a-1music.com/blog/ // Left Lane

San Francisco rapper Adam Vida pairs his songs with video that often goes viral, including one shot spontaneously at the riots that followed the San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series win. In this installment of Bay Area Beats, Adam Vida talks about the evolution of his sound.

Choreographer Micaya on empowerment through the art of hip-hop

Nov 16, 2016
Courtesy of Paradox-Sal Dance Crew / cropped and resized


This year, the San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest celebrates its 18th anniversary of bringing hip hop dance to the Bay Area stage. Companies come from as far away as Vietnam, and as close as Oakland.

Photo courtesy of the Chinatown Community Development Corporation

 

As of this month, San Francisco’s public housing is now all privately run. 3,500 units have been transferred from the city’s ownership to various housing groups: some non-profit, and some for-profit.

All you need to know about passage of Prop. 64 ... Marijuana at work? ... Better eye sight with pot ... and more.

Julie Caine

We played you this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Courtesy of The Patti Smith Collection, F. W. Olin Library, Mills College. Photo: Linda Smith Bianucci.

Do you need a few suggestions on how to spend your time in the Bay Area this weekend? Well, we’ve picked out a few special events just for you.

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

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Sound Commons

Nov 3, 2016
Ninna Gaensler-Debs

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.

StoryCorps: Our Mission No Eviction

Oct 26, 2016

Roberto Hernandez is a leader of the "Our Mission No Eviction" campaign, and he's seen plenty of change come to his neighborhood. A lot of people in his community have been forced to leave the Mission over the last few years. 

On October 17, 2016, the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts hosted a forum for candidates for San Francisco’s Board of Education, moderated by San Francisco Chronicle education reporter Jill Tucker.  

We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around our Bay Area this weekend.

Liza Veale

 

Some homeless advocates in San Francisco are working to make the streets more hospitable for those who are forced to live on them. Proposition Q wants to nullify those efforts, by making encampments specifically illegal.

Sandip Roy: Homecoming

Oct 19, 2016
Photo by Sandip Roy/modified from original size

Sometimes when I return to San Francisco from Calcutta it feels like I have two homes, the best of both worlds. 

 Host Ethan Elkind and guests investigate the origins of San Francisco’s 25 local ballot measures.  Is direct democracy in San Francisco broken?  

Artwork by Dave Gibbons & John Higgins

We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

Gabriel Moulin Photo

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers... 


Sam Spade is the private eye in The Maltese Falcon, the San Francisco detective novel that’s been mystifying readers for almost a century.

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers... 

Sights & Sounds: Gina Gold

Sep 22, 2016

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Gina Gold, filmmaker and actor and host of TMI Storytelling, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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!

It’s Friday afternoon, the weekend mere hours away, and in case you’re not prepared, here are a few one-of-a-kind events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Hopper's Hands

Aug 11, 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.

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.

Parents plan for paid family leave in San Francisco

Jul 25, 2016
Lisa Bartfai

 

Rents and cost of living in the Bay Area are still on the rise, but San Francisco families will soon start seeing some relief: the city has a new family leave law that will come into effect in January of 2017.

 

Ian Tervet of tervetphoto.com.

San Francisco actor, writer and storyteller Corey Rosen studied film production in college. But once he graduated he fell in love with theater — live, improvised theater.

Press photo by Ross Pelton

This music?  It’s by Junk Parlor. They perform their style of music from Eugene to Los Angeles, Reno to Seattle, but mostly focus on home base here in the Bay Area.

Eric Carmichael// Resized

Hambone is an art form involving body percussion with roots in West African music and dance. It was brought to this continent by enslaved people. Today, East Bay native Lance McGee keeps the practice going. 

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