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A Chain Reaction Brought Gulls To The Bay... Now, They Are Eating Other Birds

A statewide story about L.A.’s water use, Bay Area’s trash, and whole lot of gulls.

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Media Roundtable: Guatemala Election & The Trump Administration's "Public Charge" Rule

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent presidential elections in Guatemala. Alejandro Giammattei, a right-wing former prison chief, won the election with nearly 60% of the vote.

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"Suicidal Thoughts," by The Notorious B.I.G.

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Isaiah Manuel is part of the Bayview YMCA's podcast and music program. For today's My Mixtape he brings back a classic from Biggie. Listen in to hear how one of the all-time biggest rappers still resonates with today's youth.

Got a song of your own? Write Kristin@KALW.org to get your own My Mixtape done!

"Live Your Life," by T.I. Feat. Rihanna

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Jo Givens is a born and raised San Francisco actor, along with teacher and mentor at the Bayview YMCA. He's a confident leader and role model, but it hasn't always been that way! Listen as Jo explains how this 2008 hit has been there to get him out of the rough times.

Philosophy Talk: Philosophy Behind Bars

Aug 16, 2019

What is it like to teach philosophy in prison. What is it like to study philosophy while serving time?


Elvis left the building for good on this day in 1977.

Today is Friday, August 16, 2019, the 228th day of the year, with 137 days remaining. 38 days until autumn and a mere 445 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.   

  • Sunrise: 6:26am     
  • Sunset: 8:02pm ...giving us 13 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.   99% of the moon will be visible, rising at 9:04pm. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent presidential elections in Guatemala. Alejandro Giammattei, a right-wing former prison chief, won the election with nearly 60% of the vote.

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A statewide story about L.A.’s water use, Bay Area’s trash, and whole lot of gulls. 

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In this edition of Bay Area Beats, original band member David Bustamante tells the story of Dakila's return to the stage after 40 years.

The Gull Chain Reaction / Latin Rock Band Dakila

Aug 15, 2019

Coming up, a story about a bird that lives in the Bay and eats our trash. Then, in Bay Area Beats, we’ll hear the story of the San Francisco band Dakila, who after more than four decades are reaching a new generation of fans.

Sights & Sounds: Tammy L. Hall

Aug 15, 2019

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, piano player extraordinairre Tammy Hall sat down with Jenee Darden to talk about some great events happening this weekend in the Bay Area.

 

Dr. Ira Bowen, Senior Neurosurgical Resident at Riverside University Health System in Southern California, covers the latest research on mild trauma of the brain, and what can be done to heal from these injuries.

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