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Challenges and cultural barriers faced by Asians and Latinos at the end of life

For Asians, Latinos, and other ethnic minorities, the end of life presents unique challenges. Language barriers and cultural traditions can often inhibit access to hospice, pain management, and comfort care.

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Media Roundtable: The legacy of Jeff Sessions & the impacts of economic sanctions on Iran

On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Jeff Sessions’ tenure as Attorney General of the United States, and the future of Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. How did Sessions reshape the Justice Department?

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The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio reporter to cover the immigration beat for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents.

Philosophy Talk: The Science of Happiness

Nov 16, 2018

How could science help us understand our own happiness?


You can do it Charlie Brown! (see 1952 below).

Today is Friday, November 16, 2018, the 320th day of the year with 45 days remaining.   35 days until winter solstice.

  • Sunrise: 6:52am     
  • Sunset: 4:58pm

...giving us 10 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.  51% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 1:49pm.

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On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Jeff Sessions’ tenure as Attorney General of the United States, and the future of Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. How did Sessions reshape the Justice Department?

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The Camp fire in Butte County burned down more than 15 thousand structures. Evacuation centers are filling up. The town of Paradise suffered a huge portion of the devastation: death and destruction.

For Asians, Latinos, and other ethnic minorities, the end of life presents unique challenges. Language barriers and cultural traditions can often inhibit access to hospice, pain management, and comfort care.

My Mixtape: "Awake," by Tycho

Nov 15, 2018

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and Beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Vanessa Hua, an award-winning, best-selling author and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, tells us why she picked this song by Tycho.  

Sights & Sounds:Chuck (CW) Nevius

Nov 15, 2018
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Playwright, stage actor and sports columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Chuck (CW) Nevius told KALW’s Jeneé Darden about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Kwame Anthony Appiah, who writes the "Ethicist" column for The New York Times, discusses how identities are created by conflict and challenges our assumptions about how identities work. His new book is The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity.

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