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Independent journalism, local arts & music, and a living democracy. Your support makes it all possible at KALW. A big thanks to the listeners who have already donated $160,000 toward our campaign goal of $375,000. Help us reach our goal by Friday with your contribution today!

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How is the reproductive justice movement changing the conversation about abortion?

Activist Loretta Ross and scholar Rickie Solinger wrote their new book Reproductive Justice: An Introduction to go beyond the pro-choice vs. anti-abortion debates that dominate headlines.

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Fog City Blues: Live in the studio, Volume 4

8 minutes ago

19 on-air performances from the past two years are compiled on a brand-new fourth volume of Live From the Fog City Blues – local artists playing original blues (and beyond) live in the KALW studio. 


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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with labor organizer Jane McAlevey and historian Nancy MacLean about how democracy has been undermined by big money, and how to win it back.

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Now that the Indian Supreme Court has decriminalized homosexuality, the real battles begin.

Almanac - Wednesday 9/19/18

1 hour ago

Today Wednesday, the 19th of September of 2018 is the 262nd day of the year.

There are 103 days remaining until the end of the year.  3 days until autumn begins

48 days until Mid-Term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018...

Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

SPECIAL LIVE EPISODE: Greg Sherrell and Heklina

13 hours ago

Greg Sherrell and Heklina joined Hana Baba in studios in a local celebrity smackdown for our membership drive.

A second line parade brings out the Big Easy in East Oakland
Rewriting the narrative with author and journalist Vanessa Hua

Jenee Darden / KALW News

When I arrive at Arroyo Viejo Park in East Oakland, the neighborhood looks more like the French Quarter in New Orleans. Sounds from the band MJ’s Brass Boppers fill the streets. People are dancing, holding gold-trimmed parasols in their hands and wearing Mardi Gras beads around their necks. Residents are on their porches, waving to us as we pass by. 

Rewriting the narrative with author and journalist Vanessa Hua

13 hours ago
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Award-winning, best-selling author and columnist Vanessa Hua recently released her debut novel “A River of Stars”, the story of an escaped maternity hotel captive, her journey into motherhood, and making a new life in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Proposition 8: Dialysis Clinics

20 hours ago
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The country’s two biggest dialysis companies collect about 3 billion dollars a year from California dialysis clinics. Dialysis is the medical process that basically does what your kidneys should be doing, cleaning out toxins in the blood.

Philosophy Talk: The Psychology of Cruelty

Sep 18, 2018

Are people cruel to others despite or because of their victims' humanity?


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Almanac - Tuesday 9/18/18

Today is Tuesday, the 18th of September of 2018. It is the 261st day of the year. There are 104 days remaining until the end of the year. 4 days until autumn begins 49 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

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