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StoryCorps: Apollo 11 engineer recalls the thrill of the first lunar landing

Take a moment to imagine how the night sky will look a few hours from now. The lights of the Bay Area may shine around you, making the darkness a little lighter. And of course there’s likely to be some fog. Still you’ll probably see a few stars, glowing dimly against an endlessly dark backdrop.

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Media Roundtable: Trump's judicial legacy and the Mediterranean migration crisis

On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of migrants who cross the Mediterranean from war-torn Libya to Europe . Since January, more than 400 migrants have died making the perilous journey.

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Folk Music & Beyond: Vasen In Concert

Jul 19, 2019

Today 3 pm (this Saturday), Folk Music & Beyond presents Vasen in concert, recorded this past April at The Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.  Vasen is one of Sweden’s leading folk bands, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  For fans of Nordic folk music, this performance is not-to-be-missed! 

My Mixtape: "A Postcard to Nina," by Jens Lekman

Jul 19, 2019

Wes Leslie is a local pioneer of a genre he calls "bedroom soul." When he's not playing music he runs Wild SF Tours around the city and throws parties through his underground tiki bar, Wild Wes's Tik-Easy.

Today he brings to us what he considers an all-around masterpiece, from the groove to the vibe to the story it tells. Check out this unconventional lovesong from Jens Lekman! 

Philosophy Talk: Magical Thinking

Jul 19, 2019

Wouldn't it be nice if wanting something to be so made it so?

Almanac - Friday 7/19/2019

Jul 19, 2019
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Today Friday, the 19th of July, 2019, is the 200th day of the year. 

There are 165 days remaining until the end of the year.

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:02am

and sunset will be at 8:28pm.

We will have 14 hours and 25 minutes of daylight.

High tides today at 1:02am and 3:05pm

Low tides today will be at 7:49am and 7:54pm


The moon today is a waning gibbous moon, it is 91.4% illuminated

It will rise at 10:31pm

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On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of migrants who cross the Mediterranean from war-torn Libya to Europe. Since January, more than 400 migrants have died making the perilous journey.

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In the past decade, over 1,800 trans and gender-diverse people have been reported murdered in Latin America. Probably hundreds more were never reported.

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Sue Conley and Peggy Smith share the story of Cowgirl Creamery and discuss everything from cheese making to the relationship between farmer and producer. They’re joined in conversation by Straus Family Creamery’s Albert Straus and Sunset magazine’s Margo True.

Almanac - Thursday 7/18/19

Jul 18, 2019

Today is Thursday, the 18th of July of 2019 is the 199th day of the year...

On this edition of Your Call, we welcome back Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. We’ll discuss anti-violence programs for men, including one called Resolve to Stop the Violence, which began in a San Bruno jail. 

Traffic Offenses Demystified: Part One

Jul 17, 2019

In "Traffic Offenses Demystified" we consider traffic tickets, the legal processes surrounding traffic court, accompanying expectations of traffic school. YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes three guests, each with differing points of view and perspectives, in studio live: David Nazarro, San Mateo, CA; David Uthman, Law Offices of David Uthman & San Francisco Traffic Law Clinic, both in San Francisco, CA. Questions for Jeff's Guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  Listening later?  This program resumes on July 24, 2019.


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