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In Studio: Conductor Simone Young

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Australian conductor Simone Young (above) who makes her debut at the San Francisco Symphony, conducting Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov .

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One Planet: How is climate change affecting Antarctic penguins?

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll celebrate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day by discussing the future of penguins in the Antarctic.

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Radio Poets 2019 - Anthony Cardona, "My Name"

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You can hear Anthony Cardona's poem broadcast on 91.7 KALW today at 11:58 this morning and 5:57 this afternoon

Fog City Blues: 10th Annual Left-Hand-A-Thon

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Otis Rush, who passed away last year, would have been 84 on April 29. Albert King would have been 96 on April 25. Inspired by the birthdays of these two left-handed blues guitar giants, Fog City Blues presents its 10th annual Left-Hand-A-Thon -- celebrating the blues from the other side. 

Almanac - Monday 4/22/19

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credit: flickr user Kevin Gill

Today is Monday, the 22nd of April of 2019.  It is the 112th day of the year.  253 days remain until the end of the year.  60 days until summer begins.  561 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll celebrate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day by discussing the future of penguins in the Antarctic.

Photo courtesy of Morgan Mercer/modified from original

In the post-MeToo era, men who would never consider saying a harassing word or venture a grope are now asking themselves “can I hug a co-worker anymore?” 

My Mixtape: "My Queen Is Ada Eastman," by Sons of Kemet

Apr 19, 2019

Oakland author Dickson Lam, whose award-winning memoir was released in 2017, brings us "My Queen Is Ada Eastman," by Sons of Kemet.

Sons of Kemet is a modern British jazz group with a sound that bounces around with mixes of jazz, rock, carribean folk, hip hop, and more. We recommend listening somewhere you can dance.

My Mixtape: "Amor Eterno," by Rocío Dúrcal

Apr 19, 2019

Have you ever had a song so powerful it hurt too much to listen to? Santa Cruz based Natalie Tan-Torres brings to us a song that, for her, can only be listened to sparingly. After two years of avoiding "Amor Eterno," Natalie gives it a listen and explains to us why it holds such an impact.

Rocío Dúrcal is a singer and actress from Spain with an esteemed Latin Grammy Award. Listen to her sing and see if you can hold back the tears.

Philosophy Talk: Authority and Resistance

Apr 19, 2019

What makes some forms of authority legitimate and others not?


Radio Poets 2019 - Vanessa Santos, "Mi Nombre"

Apr 19, 2019

Almanac - 4/19/19

Apr 19, 2019

Toss me an aggie...It's World Marbles Day!

Today is Friday, April 19, 2019, the 109th day of the year, 63 days till summer, and a mere 570 days until the next presidential election.     

  • Sunrise: 6:29am     
  • Sunset: 7:49pm ...giving us 13 hours and 17 minutes of daylight.  Full moon rises at 8:22pm.

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