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In Studio: Frankie Gavin

The renowned Irish fiddler makes a special guest appearance today at 3 p.m. on KALW's Folk Music & Beyond. Gavin holds the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest fiddling and will demonstrate some of his fiddle mastery for us in KALW's studio.

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Media Roundtable: Money in politics & Newsom’s State of the State

On this week's Your Call media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the controversy over Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s tweets about the powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization AIPAC. How is the media covering the role of lobbies and special Interest groups in US domestic and foreign policy?

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In Studio: Frankie Gavin

28 minutes ago

The renowned Irish fiddler makes a special guest appearance today at 3 p.m. on KALW's Folk Music & Beyond. Gavin holds the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest fiddling and will demonstrate some of his fiddle mastery for us in KALW's studio. 

My Mixtape: "Laws of the Universe," by Toro y Moi

15 hours ago

Oakland cartoonist and educator Breena Nuñez Peralta explores narratives rarely touched on in mainstream cartoons. She draws about the experiences of the Afro-Latinx diaspora and queer people of color. Her art is inspired by her own sense of not “fitting in.”

When she needs a break, she likes to listen to beats she can move her body to. Check out one of her favorites, Toro y Moi's "Laws of the Universe."

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On this week's Your Call media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the controversy over Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s tweets about the powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization AIPAC. How is the media covering the role of lobbies and special Interest groups in US domestic and foreign policy?

Enjoy a gumdrop. Afterall, it's National Gumdrop Day!

Today is Friday, February 15, 2019.  33 days until spring, and a mere 627 days until the next presidential election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:00am
  • Sunset: 5:49pm ...giving us 10 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.

69% of the waxing gibbous moon now visible, rising at 1:38pam.

This week on Bluegrass Signal
: North Country Blue joins us in studio, Saturday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m.

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Today is Valentine’s Day. To celebrate we want to share with you a love story set here in the Bay Area.

'Harpist from the Hood' follows path of musical Destiny

Feb 14, 2019
Courtesty of Destiny Muhammad

When she was a child, Stephanie Louis developed a strong connection to the harp after watching a performance on I Love Lucy. But it took decades for her to change her career, city, and even her name to fulfill her passion: music. Today, audiences know her as Destiny Muhammad, the 'Harpist from the Hood'.

Art that heals / Harpist Destiny Muhammad

Feb 14, 2019

Coming up, a story about the little things that bring romance to life and what happens when you let love grow. Then, we’ll hear from the Oakland Jazz harpist whose unlikely path to music was a thing of Destiny.

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Sights & Sounds: Sumiko Saulson

Feb 14, 2019

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Horror-fiction writer and cartoonist Sumiko Saulson told KALW’s Jeneé Darden about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Philosophy Talk: The 2019 Dionysus Awards

Feb 14, 2019

What movies of the past year challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways?  


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