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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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Proposition 6 is all about repealing the new gas tax, and making it harder to raise gas taxes in the future.

Join us this Saturday at 3 pm on KALW for a special program featuring the music of the great eclectic guitarist Ry Cooder.  We'll go way back to his earliest albums and listen to songs from his latest CD "The Prodigal Son."  We'll also be hearing songs from a fabulous new CD featuring Pacific Island musicians "Small Island Big Song."  Both CDs available for your pledges of support during the KALW Fall Membership campaign.

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What happens when teachers are given the freedom to inspire a lifelong love of learning? 

It's Hug Your Hound Day!

Today is Friday, September 14, 2018, the 257th day of the year with 108 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:51am   
  • Sunset: 7:19pm

...giving us 12 hours and 28 minutes of daylight.  20% of the now waxing moon will be visible, rising at 12:07pm.




  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with investigative reporter Criag Unger about his new book House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia.

Rocking the stage in more than “Wonway”

Sep 13, 2018
Courtesy of Juan Amador

Whether it’s on the turntables setting the mood at his Makossa Cookout parties or on the stage rocking a microphone, Grammy-nominated songwriter, emcee, and DJ Juan Amador — also known as Wonway Posibul — has been a fixture in the Bay Area music scene.

Holly J. McDede / KALW News

In Oakland, black cyclists are more than six times as likely than white cyclists to be pulled over by cops. Last month, Najari Smith, a Richmond-based community organizer, was arrested by Oakland police while biking and playing loud music. Now, cycling groups around the Bay Area are pushing for change.

Eli Wirtschafter / KALW News

The dockless electric scooters that appeared on the streets of Oakland a few months ago quickly become a popular form of transportation. Now, officials are creating a permits to allow them to stay in Oakland. But companies have to meet certain requirements: like offering a low-income membership for just five dollars a year.

Sights & Sounds: Vanessa Hua

Sep 13, 2018

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene.  Award-winning, best-selling author and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle Vanessa Hua told KALW’s Jen Chien about three spectacular arts events happening around the Bay this week.


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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