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Migrant Caravan Grows to 5,000

A growing crowd of Central American migrants is resuming its advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday. The advances have overwhelmed Mexican officials' attempts to stop them at the border. The Associate Press reports that the numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight. On Saturday, President Trump told reporters that these migrants " hardened criminals." With the November midterms less than three weeks away, Trump has become more vocal about the border crisis. At an election...

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Media Roundtable: Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance & US media coverage of Saudi Arabia

On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the alleged killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Mounting evidence points to the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in Khashoggi’s gruesome killing.

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Will the powers that be yield to the kind of change women politicians will bring to office?

Philosophy Talk: Can Reason Save Us?

Oct 19, 2018

Are we really living in an age of progress?


Almanac - 10/19/18

Oct 19, 2018

Here's to YOU, dear KALW listener/supporter...it's International Champagne Day!

 

Today is Friday, October 19, 2018, the 292nd day of the year with 73 days remaining.

There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year; 18 days until Midterm Elections!

  • Sunrise: 7:22am   
  • Sunset: 6:27pm

...giving us 11 hours and 5 minutes of daylight.  68% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 4:17pm.

On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the alleged killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Mounting evidence points to the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in Khashoggi’s gruesome killing.

Eli Wirtschafter / KALW News

The fight over housing in the Bay Area has turned up even in the elections for BART’s board of directors. The candidates are divided as to whether the agency should build more housing near its stations, or stay focused on running the trains on time.

A new clinical trial in the National Bureau of Economic Research studied 1,300 black men in Oakland to see if race was a factor in determining whether they seek preventative care services. Owen Garrick, president and CEO of Bridge Clinical Research, co-wrote the study.

Bay Area Beats: Gilberto Rodriguez y Los Intocables

Oct 18, 2018
Fernando Rodriguez

Gilberto Rodriguez y Los Intocables is an eclectic Chicano band that can’t quite be defined by one genre. That’s why they call themselves “Los Intocables” or The Untouchables, a sound defying borders and labels.

Sights & Sounds: Patrick Makuakāne

Oct 18, 2018

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu Artistic Director and Kumu Hulu, Patrick Makuakāne, told KALW’s Jeneé Darden about three spectacular arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Russian conceptual artist, political activist and founder of the art collective Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova talks about making political action exciting—even joyful—in the new political and social landscape. Her new book is Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism.

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Thank you to all the local businesses who provided food and drink during KALW's September membership campaign. Take a moment to see who they are, and if you have the opportunity, please thank them for supporting Local Public Radio!

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