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Joseph Pace and guests explore the San Francisco Chronicle's VisionSF, a program honoring Bay Area leaders in social justice and innovation.

Ben Trefny

When William Scott was sworn in to lead San Francisco’s police department in January, he became a rare chief for the city —one hired from outside the ranks.

Nicole Grigg

Imagine walking into the Avenue Theater and settling in to watch Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dance, Humphrey Bogart search for the Maltese Falcon, and Judy Garland and her dog journey from black and white Kansas to technicolor Oz.  

Hey Area: Where are the Mission's buried waterways?

Mar 13, 2017
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Does a river run through it? 

That's the question that listener Milena Fiore posed to KALW's collaborative news project Hey Area. In this short-answer segment, she speaks with Ginny Stearns, an amateur historian and Mission Creek Creek Conservancy board member, to learn the answer.

Cari Spivack

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Andy Mogg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Erika Hassan, dancer and assistant artistic director for SOULSKIN Dance, about ‘Satin & Swing’, a brand new work that is part of the company’s 4th Season, this weekend at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco.

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The Bay Area offers plenty of options of interesting things for you and friends to check out this weekend. Here are a few of our picks on what should be your Weekend Go-Tos.

New attorney general dubious about legalization ... Tribal law doesn’t extend to cannabis cup ... Can California’s electric grid handle increased indoor grows? ... and more.

Liza Veale

 

Cheap rental housing can feel like a vanishing resource in San Francisco. Property owners are selling buildings for multiples of what they originally bought them for, and who can blame them? But the consequence is that almost all the units are getting fixed up and turned into luxury housing. It’s the way of the market, and it can seem inevitable. But what if it’s not?

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with radio host and standup comedian Maureen Langan about her new solo show ‘Daughter of a Garbageman’, on stage at The Marsh in San Francisco through March 25.

City Visions: The Year in Architecture

Feb 27, 2017

  Host Joseph Pace and a panel of experts look at San Francisco's changing urban landscape and the most notable - and most controversial - development projects of 2017.  Are any of these new buildings architecturally significant?  Can architecture be used to help the city's social problems?  And how is all this new construction fitting in with San Francisco's existing architectural ecosystem?

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: SoundBox

Feb 23, 2017
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All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Sights & Sounds: Tanya Tomkins

Feb 23, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Cellist and co-founder of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival Tanya Tomkins told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer John Adams in celebration of his 70th birthday, and the performances this week of Adams' work ‘Scheherazade.2’, subtitled a ‘Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra’, with violin soloist Leila Josefowicz, and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Ashleyanne Krigbaum

Looking for fun, community-focused events to attend this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

The Bay Area's "Day Without Immigrants"

Feb 16, 2017
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At his press conference today, President Trump reiterated his motivation for strictly enforcing and enhancing U.S. immigration policy.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors Millie Brooks and Lance Gardner, who play lead roles in the SF Playhouse production of Lucas Hnath’s play ‘The Christians’, described as ‘an unflinching look at faith in America, and its power to unite or divide.’ ‘The Christians’ is directed by Bill English and runs through March 11.

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Today’s local music is by a San Francisco band — The Good Bad. They’ve been playing “new grass/bluegrass” since 2010 and pride themselves on having “a mesmerizing stage presence.”

Rich Blaisdell

You’ve just given birth to the most perfect little human. You name him after your father, and his father before him. On the birth certificate, you spell it just like it’s always been spelled, with an accent mark over the i. Then Gisela Sanchez comes along.

Jeremy Jue

 

Right now, in such a divided country, how we connect with others is on many people’s minds. Maybe you go to church every Sunday, maybe you’re in a book club, or a hiking group, or have a favorite yoga class. Or maybe you spend your weekends dueling friends at a small shop in San Francisco’s Portola district.

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Many students, parents, staffers, and administrators associated with schools throughout the Bay Area have expressed concerns about how President Trump’s executive order to increase enforcement of federal immigration laws may affect undocumented students.

We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around our Bay Area this weekend.

Today’s music is by The Conspiracy of Beards. They’re a local male choir that performs a-cappella versions of songs by Leonard Cohen.

Sights & Sounds: Sahba Aminikia

Feb 2, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Composer Sahba Aminikia told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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In 1996, when San Francisco's Presidio was decommissioned as an army base and turned into a national park, a man named Eric Blind came to work there as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Blind recalls at the time that the dilapidated Presidio was like a “ghost town.” 

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If you can’t afford bail in this country, you get stuck in jail until your trial. Many have said it’s a system that's biased against the poor.

Sights & Sounds: Deuce Eclipse

Jan 26, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Deuce Eclipse, vocalist for local band Bang Data, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Todd Rosenberg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with conductor Alasdair Neale and composer Mason Bates, about this coming weekend’s concerts by the Marin Symphony featuring Bates’ ‘Devils Radio’, and violinist Midori playing Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto.

The music you’re hearing now is being performed by the Chamber Music Society of San Francisco. This group has a passion for playing in intimate settings, which brings performers and listeners closer together.

Jason Clark, the chairman of the San Francisco Republican Party, is optimistic about the new administration despite the vitriol of the campaign. Clark, who is gay, spoke with KALW's Julie Caine about President Trump's position on LGBTQ rights and "coming out" as a Republican.

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