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The real story behind the Summer of Love

Many of us assume the Summer of Love was the pinnacle of the hippie movement in the Bay Area and beyond. But the reality is a lot more complicated.

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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 - Tuesday 6/18/19

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Today is Tuesday, the 18th of June of 2019.  It is the 169th day of the year.  196 days remain until the end of the year.  3 days until summer begins and 504 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020...

On this edition of Your Call, political reporter Ryan Grim will discuss his new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement.

The real story behind the Summer of Love

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Photo by CC Flickr user Jennifer Boyer, resized and recropped

 

Many of us assume the Summer of Love was the pinnacle of the hippie movement in the Bay Area and beyond. But the reality is a lot more complicated.

Almanac - Monday 6/17/19

Jun 17, 2019
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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

Jun 16, 2019
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!

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.

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
"Graduation" by Sean MacEntee used under CC license

Is college really for everyone? Is there really a college for everyone?


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