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Fog City Blues: Aki Kumar

22 minutes ago

Indian-born, San Jose-based Aki Kumar, aka “The Only Bombay Blues Man,” left his home in Mumbai with the intention of working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. Then he discovered the blues, and his life dramatically changed.

Almanac - Wednesday 10/17/18

1 hour ago

Today is Wednesday, the 17th of October of 2018. It is the 290th day of the year.

There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. 65 days until winter begins

20 days until the Election on Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss this year's Arab Film Festival in San Francisco with a focus on the documentary From Baghdad to the Bay.

East Oakland: Sideshow memories

13 hours ago
Damu Dailey

The sideshow is a car culture movement, born in Oakland, where people build up and engineer their cars and sound systems, then go out to display their work in the streets and parking lots. This sometimes includes a car performance aspect, showing off tricks like doing donuts, or dipping.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and Beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Bay Area native and editor of Street Spirit Alastair Boone tells us why she picked this song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 

Almanac - Tuesday 10/16/18

Oct 16, 2018

Today is Tuesday, the 16th of October of 2018. It is the 289th day of the year.

There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. 66 days until winter begins

21 days until the election on Tuesday November 6, 2018 ...

Bay Area Beats: Dan Kuramoto of Hiroshima

Oct 15, 2018
Bo Walsh / KALW News

2019 will mark the 40th Anniversary for jazz fusion band Hiroshima. The band started in the late seventies when leader Dan Kuramoto found music as a way to honor his Japanese-American heritage. Creating a signature sound that blended jazz and funk with traditional Japanese instruments; Hiroshima went from being a garage band to becoming one of the first Asian-American groups to get steady airplay on mainstream urban radio. In this edition of Bay Area Beats Dan discusses four decades of Hiroshima.

Almanac - Monday 10/15/18

Oct 15, 2018

Today is Monday, the 15th of October of 2018.  It is the 288th day of the year. 

There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year.  67 days until winter begins

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

For this special 25th anniversary edition, moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by technical editor Kira Pace, teacher Laury Fischer, and a live studio audience of over 100!

This week, Laury Fischer is guest moderator, with technical editor Kira Pace and SF Chronicle Music Critic Joshua Kosman as fellow panelists.

photo by Chris Hambrick/Resized and Cropped

Join KALW for a great night of music and storytelling as part of Lit Crawl, the closing celebration for San Francisco's Litquake Festival.  Bay Area radio journalists, writers and entertainers perform live to wrap up the night in style.

It's International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

 

Today is Friday, October 12, 2018, the 285th day of the year. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. 70 days until winter begins and 25 days until mid-term elections.

  • Sunrise: 7:16am   
  • Sunset: 6:37pm

...giving us 11 hours and 24 minutes of daylight.  8% of the now waxing moon will be visible, rising at 10:53am.

In-Studio Folk Festival

Oct 11, 2018

Five hours of continuous performances live in the KALW studios on Saturday October 13 from 3 to 8 pm, showcasing some of the Bay Area's top acoustic music talent. Hosted by JoAnn Mar, Kevin Vance, and Peter Thompson, with sound by Tony Ferro and Phil Hartman.

Sights & Sounds: Fauxnique

Oct 11, 2018
RJ MUNA

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Performing artist Fauxnique, aka Monique Jenkinson, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three spectacular arts events happening around the Bay this week:

Almanac - Thursday 10/11/18

Oct 11, 2018

Today is Thursday, the 11th of October of 2018.  It is the 284th day of the year.

There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year.  71 days until winter begins

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

Bart Heird, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / cropped

From San Quentin Radio:

In prisons across the United States, incarcerated people often separate themselves by race or ethnicity. Blacks hang with blacks, whites with whites, and so forth. But at San Quentin, people of all races participate in playing in a role-playing game called Dungeons and Dragons. They defy prison politics to share in a fun activity and also escape from the stress of the prison system.

Wordplay with Maddy “MADlines” Clifford

Oct 10, 2018
Lea Salanon

Rapper, writer and educator Maddy "MADlines" Clifford got introduced to slam poetry as a teenager and has spent the last decade teaching hip hop lyricism, history, and performance in schools, museums, college campuses, and even as far away as Uganda.

Andy Mogg

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Kim Epifano, choreographer and director of Epiphany Dance Theater, about the 15th anniversary edition of the San Francisco Trolley Dances on October 20 and 21. 

Bay Area Beats: Del the Funky Homosapien

Oct 10, 2018
Bo Walsh

In 1991 Rapper Del the Funky Homosapien became the first member of Oakland’s Hieroglyphics hip-hop collective be introduced to the world with his debut album “I Wish My Brother George Was Here.” For Del, music has always been a family affair.

Fog City Blues: Junk Parlor

Oct 10, 2018

Oakland-based Junk Parlor’s multi-faceted gypsy Junk-Rock is beloved by its dedicated and growing local fans and worldwide converts alike.

Almanac - Wednesday 10/10/18

Oct 10, 2018

Today is Wednesday, the 10th of October of 2018.  It is the 283rd day of the year.

There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. 72 days until winter begins

27 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

Almanac - Tuesday 10/9/18

Oct 9, 2018

Today is Tuesday, the 9th of October of 2018, the 282nd day of the year.

There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year.  73 days until winter begins

28 days until Mid-Term Elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018...

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and Beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, San Francisco band NRVS LVRS (husband & wife duo Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez) tell us why they chose this song by Kate Bush.

Almanac - Monday 10/8/18

Oct 8, 2018

Today is Monday, the 8th of October of 2018, is the 281st day of the year.  There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year.  74 days until winter begins

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

It's World Teacher Day - take a moment to thank a teacher that made an impact on your life today!

Today is Friday, October 5, 2018, the 274th day of the year with 87 days remaining - 32 days until the mid-term elections, 77 days until the onset of winter.

  • Sunrise: 7:09am   
  • Sunset: 6:47pm

...giving us 11 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.  23% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 5:07pm.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and Beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, retired NBA player and Community Ambassador for the World Champion Golden State Warriors Adonal Foyle tells us why he picked this piece by the composer Carl Orff.

Black, Jewish, and incarcerated

Oct 4, 2018
Steve Drown

From the series Uncuffed:

Damon Cooke and JulianGlenn “Luke” Padgett are old friends. They did time together at San Quentin before being transferred to Solano Prison. They also share a common identity: Both of them are Jewish men of color.

Members of the Social Justice Sewing Academy share their stories—often related to issues like gender, discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence and gentrification—through powerful imagery created in cloth.

Minds Over Matter - 9/30/18

Oct 4, 2018

Dana Rodriguez spins a few of his favorite tunes from the 20's, 30's and 40's while he and the rest of the Minds Over Matter crew go out of town for a little holiday...  

Almanac - Thursday 10/4/18

Oct 4, 2018

Today Thursday, the 4th of October of 2018 is the 277th day of the year.

There are 88 days remaining until the end of the year.  78 days until winter begins.

33 days until mid-term election Tuesday November 6, 2018.

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