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Folk Music & Beyond: Music From Wales

Join us this Saturday 3 p.m. (PST) on Folk Music & Beyond for our deep dive into music from Wales, part of the United Kingdom that is often overshadowed by its Celtic cousins Ireland and Scotland.

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Media Roundtable: The post-election GOP power grab & George H.W. Bush's political legacy

On the this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the latest move by Republicans to grab power and disenfranchise voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, and Ohio.

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My Mixtape: "STOP TRYING TO BE GOD," by Travis Scott

Dec 8, 2018

Rapper, writer, and educator Maddy "MADlines" Clifford, part of the Oakland based hip-hop duo FR333 and teacher of hip hop lyricism, history, and performance, picks "STOP TRYING TO BE GOD," by Travis Scott. She thinks everyone needs to hear it, including you. Give it a listen and see what you can learn about being attached to control.

Join us this Saturday 3 p.m. (PST) on Folk Music & Beyond for our deep dive into music from Wales, part of the United Kingdom that is often overshadowed by its Celtic cousins Ireland and Scotland. 

My Mixtape: "Golden," by Jill Scott

Dec 7, 2018

Artist Karen Senefru, founder and co-curator of the exhibit and movement-building platform The Black Woman Is Godfinds inspiration in "Golden," by Jill Scott, and explains why it reminds her of her father.

Philosophy Talk: Extreme Altruism

Dec 7, 2018

What would you give up to help a random stranger?


Today is Friday, December 7, 2018, the 341st day of the year with 24 days remaining.  15 days until winter solstice.  Tonight will be the 6th evening of Hanukkah.

  • Sunrise: 7:12am     
  • Sunset: 4:51pm

...giving us 9 hours and 39 minutes of daylight.  There’s a new moon tonight and tomorrow.

On the this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the latest move by Republicans to grab power and disenfranchise voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Ninna Gaensler-Debs / KALW News

On the south side of San Francisco, a performance is taking place. It's an annual tradition, in a transformed arena off Geneva Street. In a space once reserved for livestock and cowboys, the streets of Victorian England come alive. It’s the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

Teresa Castracane (cropped) / Courtesty of Berkeley Rep

Actress Nilaja Sun has returned to the Berkeley Repertory Theatre with the West Coast debut of her one-woman show Pike St.

Eli Wirtschafter / KALW News

On January 1, over 200,000 drivers of electric and plug-in vehicles will lose the right to take the fast lane solo. It’s an effort to speed up carpool lanes that misses the real culprit: cheaters.

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Remembering Nicole Sawaya

Jun. 14, 1952--Oct. 11, 2018

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