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One African American family, half a century of experience in SF public schools

Some of San Francisco’s African American families have attended public schools in the City for three generations. They share their personal stories as part of the ongoing series, “ Learning while black: The fight for equity in San Francisco schools .”

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United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)

Media Roundtable: The killing of Gdańsk’s mayor & the LA teachers' strike

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the killing of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, and a critic of Poland's right-wing government. He died after he was stabbed during a public charity event.

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My Mixtape: "Personal Jesus," by Depeche Mode

2 hours ago

Drag performer, emcee, filmmaker, and actor Peaches Christ shares a lifechanging hit from Depeche Mode. Listen in to hear what "Personal Jesus" means for Ms. Christ.

Does affirmative action undermine the achievements of those who are supposed to benefit from it?


Happy Birthday to A.A. Milne, creator of Pooh & company...

Today is Friday, January 18, 2019.  61 days until spring, and a mere 655 days until the next presidential election.

  • Sunrise: 7:23am       
  • Sunset: 5:18pm ...giving us 9 hours and 55 minutes of daylight. 84% of the waxing moon now visible, rising at 2:58pm.
     

Tides at the Golden Gate       

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the killing of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, and a critic of Poland's right-wing government. He died after he was stabbed during a public charity event.

Lee Romney / KALW

Some of San Francisco’s African American families have attended public schools in the City for three generations. They share their personal stories as part of the ongoing series, “Learning while black: The fight for equity in San Francisco schools.”

Vietnamese death anniversaries unite young and old

21 hours ago
Christine Nguyen / KALW

Every year after a Vietnamese person’s death, their children and grandchildren make a feast. The event joins generations together in a commitment that extends beyond death. The death anniversary is an expression of Vietnamese identity and values in a world where traditions inevitably change.

Sights & Sounds: Jamie Zee

Jan 17, 2019
courtesy of Jamie Zee

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. San Francisco jazz singer-songwriter Jamie Zee told KALW’s Marisol Medina-Cadena about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Mortified is a cultural phenomenon where adults relive their awkward adolescence by reading their teen diaries, poems, letters and more in front of total strangers. Part comedy, part theater, part therapy, participants range from professional performers to amateurs. Since its inception 13 years ago, Mortified has expanded from a stage show to a documentary movie, a Sundance TV series, a Netflix series and several books.

Almanac - Thursday 1/17/19

Jan 17, 2019

Today is Thursday, the 17th of January of 2019.  It is the 17th day of the year.  There are 348 days remaining until the end of the year.  62 days until spring begins

and 656 days until Presidential Elections, Tuesday November 3, 2020

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