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Phoenix Mayor Apologizes After Police Draw Gun On Family After Child Takes Doll

The mayor of Phoenix is apologizing to the city following recently released video showing police officers pointing their guns and threatening to shoot a 22-year-old father who was with his pregnant fiancée and two young daughters. Police say they were investigating allegations that one of the children had shoplifted a doll from a Family Dollar store. Viral footage of the incident captured by bystanders has already prompted an internal police probe, a $10 million civil rights claim and a...

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One Planet: Mass extinction and climate change

On this edition of next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the recent UN report warning that over one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction over the next few decades.

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Almanac - Monday 6/17/19

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Today is Monday, the 17th of June of 2019.  It is the 168th day of the year.  197 days remain until the end of the year.  4 days until summer begins and 505 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...

One Planet: Mass extinction and climate change

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Anupam Nath / AP

On this edition of next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the recent UN report warning that over one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction over the next few decades.

My Mixtape: "Red Socks Pugie," by FOALS

Jun 15, 2019

Joann Deluna is a 2019 Audio Academy Fellow here at KALW. She's brought us some great stories, including a series on sexual education in California and a look into the drum circle at Lake Merritt.

Today she brings us a fun FOALS song and a new phrase you can use when you find yourself crushing on someone. Yes, it's adorable. Thanks for all your energy and work with us, Joann!

Next on City Visions: A New Age of Space Exploration

Jun 15, 2019

It's a New Age of Space Exploration. NASA is preparing for another manned trip to the moon. New technologies will be tested there in order to plan a much longer trip to Mars. Scientists are figuring out how to grow food, fuel, and pharmaceuticals in space. And the International Space Station is now open for business, including hosting “private” astronauts. Want to travel to the moon? It’s now possible, for a price. 

Join us this Saturday at 3 pm (PDT) on Folk Music & Beyond for a live performance by talented young British musician Dan Walsh, making a rare Bay Area appearance.  Dan will enthrall you with his mastery of the clawhammer banjo. Dan does it all-- Celtic and old-time, Balkan, Scandinavian, Egyptian, and Indian ragas! 

My Mixtape: "Holiday," by Green Day

Jun 14, 2019

Porfirio Rangel is a 2019 Audio Academy Fellow here at KALW. He profiled a ton of great local music, including a story on The Y-Axes. He's got an ear for future stars and today he brings us a classic from the past.

"Holiday" is from Green Day's American Idiot album. Was it anti-American? Listen to today's mixtape to find out, and potentially get pumped up while you learn.

Philosophy Talk: The Value of a College Education

Jun 14, 2019
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Is college really for everyone? Is there really a college for everyone?


Enjoy some strawberry shortcake today!

Today is Friday, June 14, 2019, the 165th day of the year.  200 days remain until the end of the year, and 8 days until summer.

  • Sunrise: 5:47am          
  • Sunset: 8:33pm

...giving us 14 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.  85% of the waxing moon visible, rising at 6:04pm.   

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the Trump administration’s plans to pardon military service members and a former Blackwater contractor who were accused or convicted of war crimes.

Poet and college professor Daniel B. Summerhill grew up in Oakland and first picked took an interest in creative writing when he was in high school. Since then, Daniel has performed spoken word all over the world and he’s helping the next generation of Bay Area wordsmiths find their voices.

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Newly released from prison, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong immediately called for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign from office. His remarks came as thousands of Hong Kong residents demand that the government permanently shelve a controversial extradition bill.

Wong, 22, had been serving a two-month prison term for contempt of court, related to the 2014 Umbrella Movement street demonstrations. But he was released after serving only one month of that sentence.

Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?

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Porch Pirate In Texas Ducks Authorities

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The man is caught on video grabbing a delivery off a porch. What really makes him stand out is the duck. Video shows him picking up the package with his left hand while cradling the duck in his right.

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