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The Uncharted Radio Hour - Thursdays at 7pm in October

Unchartedis the annual festival of ideas in downtown Berkeley produced by Berkeleyside, Berkeley's award-winning news site.

The 2017 festival takes place on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th at the Berkeley Rep and the Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley.

KALW is pleased to partner with Uncharted again in 2017, and to give you a taste of the festival in three special broadcasts of the Uncharted Radio Hour, Thursday nights at 7pm in October.


Ruth Whippman on the American pursuit of happiness and Scott Budnick on how we can reform the criminal justice system for juveniles. 


Andrew Hessel talk abouts the intersection of biology and technology and Robert Wachter explores the digitization of the doctor-patient relationship. 


Corey Fields talk about African Americans in the Republican Party and Jay Rosen discusses political journalism and Donald Trump.

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.