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Courtesy of Pamela Price

Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price on police reform, SCOTUS, and revitalizing downtown

This spring, civil rights attorney Pamela Price lost the race for Alameda County District Attorney. Her name is on the ballot again, this time for mayor of Oakland.

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Your Call Election Special: Gavin Newsom and John Cox face off in their first and only debate

Every Wednesday until Election Day on November 6th, Your Call will host a special second hour at 11 a.m. Each week Rose Aguilar and guests will discuss California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

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  ABC's 20-20 called Cisco CEO John Chambers, "America's best boss."  An advisor to presidents Clinton, Bush, France's Macron, Israel's Shimon Peres, and Jordan's King Abdullah, TIME named him one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World."

On the Oct. 4, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I interview him about his new book, Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World.  We will focus on advice relevant to a wide range of people, not just leaders. We'll discuss management. resilience, hiring, future trends, and how all workers need respond to a more automated world.

Fog City Blues: Big Harp George

Oct 3, 2018

George Bisharat is a San Francisco Bay Area blues singer and harmonica player who features the chromatic harmonica. The chromatic (compared to the ten-hole diatonic more common to blues) has a distinctive voice, and lends Big Harp George's sound a jazzy, contemporary, and sophisticated feel. 

photo courtesy of Greg Roberts

From the ashes of the Tubbs wildfire, a Sonoma, CA community rebuilds it’s community through one man’s pottery.

It’s National Kale Day - (but it’s ALWAYS KALE-W day)...get it?


Today is Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the 272nd day of the year with 89 days remaining - 34 days until the mid-term elections, 79 days until the onset of winter.

  • Sunrise: 7:08am   
  • Sunset: 6:50pm

...giving us 11 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.  45% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 3:35pm.

Photo via Office of Senator Chuck Grassley

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the weeklong FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Every Wednesday until Election Day on November 6th, Your Call will host a special second hour at 11am. Rose Aguilar and guests will discuss California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

Chris Ghazaleh

The Bay Area is known for its mural art. Vibrant colors, intricate details, and a variety of styles tell the stories of San Francisco’s diverse communities. This summer a new mural in San Francisco went up. It’s called “Humanity is Key” and tells the story of an artist’s homeland: Palestine. KALW’s Mira Nabulsi visited the mural and talked to the artist behind it.

Courtesy of Cedric Troupe

The city of Oakland is in the midst of a big election. There are ten people in the race for mayor. One of them is Cedric Troupe. He’s a swim coach and has a custom integration business where he designs multimedia systems.

Navy vet uses discipline to survive prison

Oct 2, 2018
JulianGlenn Padgett

From the series Uncuffed:

Steve Drown has been doing time since 1978. In his 40-year journey through California prisons, one way Steve has stayed out of trouble is by doing paperwork. For years, he was a clerk, typing up reports every time there was a stabbing or shooting.


Thank you supporting KALW's September campaign!

KALW is listener-powered and we appreciate your support! A big thank you to the 1900+ people who participated in our recent membership drive. We raised $284,000 toward our campaign goal of $375,000. Please help us close this gap by becoming a member and making your gift today.

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Our wonderful food donors

Thank you to all the local businesses who provided food and drink during KALW's May membership campaign. Take a moment to see who they are, and if you have the opportunity, please thank them for supporting Local Public Radio!

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Almanac - Wednesday 10/10/18

Today is Wednesday, the 10th of October of 2018. It is the 283rd day of the year. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. 72 days until winter begins 27 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

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