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The making of a Chinese American beauty queen

Every Lunar New Year, Chinese American women from across the country travel to San Francisco to participate in the Miss Chinatown USA pageant — an ethnic beauty pageant that’s been a national event since the late fifties. The pageant gained widespread popularity and recognition in the thick of the Cold War, a little more than a decade after the United States forcibly incarcerated thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II. It was a time when many Chinese Americans felt the need to...

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Media Roundtable: Covering white supremacists & the Monsanto trial

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss NPR’s interview with Jason Kessler, organizer of Unite the Right rallies, and the Monsanto trial.

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Philosophy Talk: Summer Reading List

16 hours ago

What have you read this summer that challenged your assumptions and made you think about things in new ways?


KALW Almanac - August 17, 2018

16 hours ago
Kat Gritt

Today, Friday, August 17, 2018, is the 229th day of the year. There are 136 days remaining in 2018.

The sun will rise today at 6:27 AM and will set at 7:59 PM. We will have 13 hours and 32 minutes of daylight.

 

The moon will rise at 1:18 PM today, it will be 41.8% illuminated, a waxing crescent moon

The next full moon is on August 26

The next new moon will be on September 9

 

The first low tide today is at 5:58 AM


  On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss NPR’s interview with Jason Kessler, organizer of Unite the Right rallies, and the Monsanto trial.

Binah: David Kelley with Douglas McGray

Aug 16, 2018

IDEO founder and CEO David Kelley shares his revolutionary simple notions of humanizing design and unleashing the creative potential within us all.

Almanac - 8/16/18

Aug 16, 2018

Today is Thursday, the 16th of August of 2018 is the 228th day of the year.

There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year; 37 days until autumn begins

82 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

Couresty Bear Clan Inc.


  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with everyday citizens forming groups to protect their communities and provide a range of basic services.

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BART riders are on edge after a spate of killings on the system, including the brutal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson. In the wake of the violence, the transit agency announced plans for a $28 million dollar security package. That proposal includes a ban on panhandling, a fierce crackdown on fare evasion, and a ramped up surveillance system.

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Arturo Magaña loved folklórico dancing — but he wanted to perform his own story. So, he founded his own LGTBQ folklórico group, Folklórico Colibrí, an ensemble that performs Mexican folk dances in San Jose.

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KALW's Summer 2018 Program Guide

Click here for a PDF of the Summer 2018 program guide.

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Cabrillo Festival 2018 on KALW!

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is America’s foremost festival for contemporary symphonic music — re-imagining the orchestral experience, advancing music and developing audiences for the 21st century.

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Our wonderful food donors

Thank you to all the local businesses who provided food and drink during KALW's May 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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Almanac - 8/16/18

Today is Thursday, the 16th of August of 2018 is the 228th day of the year. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year; 37 days until autumn begins 82 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

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