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Join KALW's September Campaign!

Independent journalism, local arts & music, and a living democracy. Your support makes it all possible at KALW. A big thanks to the listeners who have already donated $180,000 toward our campaign goal of $375,000. Help us reach our goal by Friday with your contribution today!

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Your Call Election Special: CA Prop 3 debate & voter information guide

Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

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Philosophy Talk: The Psychology of Cruelty

Sep 18, 2018

Are people cruel to others despite or because of their victims' humanity?

Almanac - Tuesday 9/18/18

Sep 18, 2018

Today is Tuesday, the 18th of September of 2018.  It is the 261st day of the year.

There are 104 days remaining until the end of the year.  4 days until autumn begins

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

Photo by Charlotte Cooper

  Activist Loretta Ross and scholar Rickie Solinger wrote their new book Reproductive Justice: An Introduction to go beyond the pro-choice vs. anti-abortion debates that dominate headlines.


Liam O'Donoghue and Peter Finch joined Hana Baba in studios in an East Bay v. San Francisco smackdown for our membership drive.

Training for construction jobs in San Francisco in the midst of a labor shortage
What does factory-built housing mean for Bay Area trades workers?
• Preview: East Bay Yesterday
• Preview: The Finch Files

Liza Veale / KALW News

Many advocates say the Bay Area needs to build a lot more housing to solve its affordability crisis. Of course, that’s easier said than done, and the high cost of labor is often cited as one of the obstacles. But construction trades workers also need to live in this expensive area and they say wages, though higher than elsewhere, still barely cut it.

Amber Miles / KALW News

SF’s housing crisis is complicated. Yes, there’s a shortage of housing, but also a shortage of skilled workers. CityBuild has a mission; train local San Franciscans to fill those lucrative and much needed positions.

On September 17, 2018: For Part 2 of our 3-Part Series on Course Correcting Climate Change, City Visions co-host Ethan Elkind  reports on the highlights of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Among the major announcements were California's commitments to a 100% clean energy grid and to carbon neutrality by 2045. As the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in California, how will the transportation industry respond to the challenge to become fossil free? How will your commute change? Join the conversation with co-hosts Joseph Pace and Ethan Elkind and our panel of guests.

Almanac - Monday 9/17/18

Sep 17, 2018

September 17 is the 260th day of the year

There are 105 days remaining until the end of the year.

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

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with award winning journalist Paul Greenberg about his new book, The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet.

A Patchwork Quilt Today at 5 o'clock...

Sep 15, 2018

Joan Osborne sings songs of Bob Dylan. Also San Francisco's Cynthia Lin sings favorite standards in studio today.  Her new CD is called Ukulele Days.  Tune in, Enjoy, and #StepUp4KALW!  Thanks!


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 - Tuesday 9/18/18

Today is Tuesday, the 18th of September of 2018. It is the 261st day of the year. There are 104 days remaining until the end of the year. 4 days until autumn begins 49 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

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