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In a city divided, what can we expect from Mayor London Breed?

Lo ndon Breed took over the top office in San Francisco just over a month ago. The same election that made her mayor put a majority of political progressives on the Board of Supervisors. What does this all mean for the city and county, and how does it fit into a larger narrative about race, class, and politics?

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California Speaks: What should we do to improve the news media?

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Buskers of San Francisco: Larry

Clergy abuse survivors: "We don't want prayer, we want justice"

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss a grand jury report released last Tuesday alleging that Bishops and leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by 300 priests over the course of 70 years in six dioceses.

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Buskers of San Francisco: Cordell

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If you wander around Bay Area cities, you know that street musicians are a dynamic part of the soundscape.

Lance Gardner spent some time meeting many of San Francisco's buskers, and he produced a series of profiles.

In this one, we meet Cordell, a bassist at the Powell street cable car turnaround.

 

Buskers of San Francisco: Larry

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If you wander around Bay Area cities, you know that street musicians are a dynamic part of the soundscape.

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Last Wednesday, media outlets across the country came together in solidarity, speaking about the importance of a free press. The next day, the U.S. Senate unanimously declared “the press is not the enemy of the people” in a roll call vote. This is in response, of course, to President Trump’s statement that the media is the enemy of the American people.

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London Breed took over the top office in San Francisco just over a month ago. The same election that made her mayor put a majority of political progressives on the Board of Supervisors. What does this all mean for the city and county, and how does it fit into a larger narrative about race, class, and politics?

Fog City Blues: Quinn DeVeaux

9 hours ago

Quinn DeVeaux has the smoothest yet dirty spank voice you've heard in decades, with all the style and subtlety of the great soul/blues singers of the earth bound golden days. 

Almanac - Tuesday 8/21/18

15 hours ago

Today Tuesday, 21th of August of 2018 is the 233rd day of the year...

There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year...32 days until autumn begins...

77 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 06 2018...


  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss a grand jury report released last Tuesday alleging that Bishops and leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by 300 priests over the course of 70 years in six dioceses.

Courtesy of NorCal Underwater Hunters

Purple sea urchins are spiny underwater invertebrates that look like pincushions. They’re native to the ocean along the California coast and share their home with sought-after delicacies like red urchin and abalone. Now, after a few years of rapid growth, some people are calling purple sea urchins a scourge.

Pooches hang 10 at World Dog Surfing Championships

Aug 20, 2018
Michael Uy

 

On a recent Friday, Michael Uy (pronounced We) showed me his dog Abbie’s custom board. It’s got a unique fin alignment — he says it helps her steer better — a notch to hold a camera in place and a leash to keep it from getting lost in the waves.

“It’s just the top that’s soft so that her claws can dig into it,” he explained. “And you can see here, there’s a number of places where you can see her claws have dug in.”

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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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KALW's Summer 2018 Program Guide

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Almanac - Tuesday 8/21/18

Today Tuesday, 21th of August of 2018 is the 233rd day of the year... There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year... 32 days until autumn begins ... 77 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 06 2018...

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