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BART proposes increased security and surveillance after killings

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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What will it take to reform the VA & ensure vets get the care they need?

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs. A ProPublica investigation, The Shadow Rulers of the VA, focuses on three members of Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago club who are secretly shaping the administration’s veterans policies. None of them has ever served in the US military or government.

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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.

Fog City Blues: King Dream / Kendra McKinley

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King Dream is an indie psych-rock project from Bay Area songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Lyon, who previously co-founded Bay Area folk-rock band Tumbleweed Wanderers.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Renée Kemp talks with opera singers Roy Cornelius Smith and Juyeon Song about their roles in Richard Wagner’s groundbreaking opera Tristan und Isolde, which will be performed live in concert form on Sunday, August 26 (2pm) at the Herbst Theatre (410 Van Ness) in San Francisco. Conductor Jonathan Khuner will join the conversation. 

Workers' Compensation A to Z

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Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Robert Wyman and Jason Marcus, Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. Questions for Robert and Jason? Please call Your Legal Rights toll-free 866-798-8255.  

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Giovvanni Arriola Aviluceatells us why he chose this song by the IamSu!

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Catie Conry tells us why she chose this song by David Bowie

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Looking at Education with Carol Kocivar August 14, 2018.

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Happy Independence Day India!

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This week's question: "When is the last time you talked with your neighbor, and what did you talk about?" Call 1-833-SPEAK-CA — that's 1-833-773-2522 — to share your thoughts.

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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KALW's Summer 2018 Program Guide

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

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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 - Wednesday 8/15/18

Today Wednesday, 15th of August of 2018 is the 228th day of the year There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year; 38 days until autumn begins 83 days until Mid-Term Elections Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

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