Kevin Vance | KALW

Kevin Vance

Announcer/Operator; Host and Producer, A Patchwork Quilt

Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991.  He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him.  When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.

Ways to Connect

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 9/29/20, AM

3 hours ago

FEMA Providing Grants To Support California Wildfire Relief / Governor Newsom Notes Heavy Response To Wildfires / Updates On Glass And Zogg Wildfires / Bay Area Wildfires Following New Paths / Voter Trust In Elections Remarkably Low

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 9/25/20, AM

Sep 25, 2020

Berkeley Passes Ordinance Banning Junk Food From Checkout Aisles / Richard Blum Named In UC System Admissions Scandal / November Election Could Decide On Potential Ban On New Gas-Powered Vehicles / Health Officials Can Make Home Addresses Confidential For Safety

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 9/24/20, AM

Sep 24, 2020

Governor Newsom Orders End To Gas-Powered Cars By 2035 / Officials Break Up Drug Trafficking Operation In California And Wisconsin / Cap Radio's Politifact Reporter Debunks Social Media Myths About Wildfires

Bobcat Fire Continues To Threaten Homes In Southern California / Audit Shows UC Wrongly Admitted Well-Connected Students

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 9/22/20, AM

Sep 22, 2020

California To Halt Unemployment Claims For Two Weeks / Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Expected To Take Key Role In Effort To Delay Replacement Of Supreme Court Justice / Governor Newsom Talks Wildfire, Coronavirus, Homelessness / Census Takers Mobilize To Count Homeless People

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 9/21/20, AM

Sep 21, 2020

Young California Voters Had Mail-In Ballots Rejected At Three Times Overall Rate, Study Shows / Newsom Signs Bill To Give Tax Breaks To Undocumented Workers / Newsom Awards $77M For Cities, Counties To Convert Motels Into Housing For Homeless / Despite Pandemic, Median Home Price In California Tops $700,000

Governor Newsom Signs Two COVID-19 Worker Protection Bills Into Law / Santa Clara County Will Fine Health Care Providers Who Don't Provide COVID-19 Tests / Affirmative Action Reconsidered During New Racial Reckoning

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 9/17/20, AM

Sep 17, 2020

San Francisco's Requirements For Reopening Schools / Western Smoke Is Reaching The East Coast As Well As Mexico, Canada, And Europe / State Insurance Commissioner Will Conduct Investigatory Hearing / Lower COVID-19 Rates May Bring Pac-12 Teams Back To Playing Fields

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 9/16/20, AM

Sep 16, 2020

Indigenous Fire Prevention Practices Revisited / COVID-19 Cases In California Dropping, But Not In San Diego / San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin Leads Prosecutors Around State In Progressive Justice Lobbying Movement

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 9/10/20, AM

Sep 10, 2020

San Francisco's Prop C, From 2018, Passes Final Legal Hurdle, Freeing Up Money For Homeless Services / Los Altos Allows Controversial Mixed Use Building / Wildfires Around State Damage Oroville And Threaten Paradise / Religious Gatherers At State Capitol Asked To Quarantine

Governor Says Wildfires Sign Of Climate Change / Update On Air Quality In Bay Area / Update on Creek Fire / State Investigating Large Religious Gathering At State Capitol On Sunday / Two Bay Area Counties Move From More Restrictive Purple To Less Restrictive Red State Code For Reopening Businesses

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 9/8/20, AM

Sep 8, 2020

Wildfires Give Opportunity To Reset Forest Management / Impact Of Wildfire Smoke On Children's Lungs / Update On Bay Area Wildfires / Americans Care Much Less About Climate Change Than Before The Pandemic

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 9/4/20, AM

Sep 4, 2020

San Leandro Police Officer Charged With Voluntary Manslaughter In Walmart Slaying / Considering Mental Health Issues During The Pandemic / LNU and SCU Fires Nearing 90% Containment, And CZU Fire Just Over 50% Contained / Counties Having Mixed Reactions To New State Color-Coding System / Why Did Legislation To Decertify Police Convicted Of Certain Crimes Fail?


Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 9/3/20, AM

Sep 3, 2020

San Jose Will Levy Fees On Large Commercial Properties / Governor Newsom Speaks To State's Action On Helping Unhoused People / Lawmakers Passed A Bill To Allow Formerly Incarcerated People To Clear Records And Fight Fires Professionally / California Focusing On 1,000 Census Tracks As Deadline Approaches / Bay Area Wildfire Updates

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 9/2/20, AM

Sep 2, 2020

Police Reform Bills Passed And Not Passed / New State Monitoring COVID-19 Guidelines / LNU Lightning Complex Fire 69% Contained / SCU Lightning Complex Fire 70% Contained / CZU Lightning Complex Fire 43% Contained / Coastal Fog Decreasing, Which Increases Risk Of Fire / South Bay Community College Instructor Arrested For Sending Health Official Threatening Letters

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 9/1/20, AM

Sep 1, 2020

Lawmakers Approve Bill To Microstamp Bullets / Price Tag For Wildfires Is Extremely High / Update On The Regional Wildfires / Chico State University Tells Students To Leave Campus And Goes Online Only For Classes

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 8/31/20, AM

Aug 31, 2020

Fact-Checking Kamala Harris' Big Bank Challenge / Update On Regional Fires / Spare The Air For Next Couple Days / State Creates Color-Coded County Watch List For COVID-19 / Lawmakers Send Three Environmental Bills To Governor

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 8/29/20, AM

Aug 28, 2020

San Francisco Gets Closer To Approving New Budget / State Legislators Work Toward Blocking Evictions / Republic State Senators Quarantined / Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In Ambush Of Oakland Security Guard / Wildfire Containment Update / Questions About Breastfeeding During The Pandemic Answered

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 8/27/20, AM

Aug 27, 2020

Lawmakers Consider Preventive Wildfire Mitigation Legislation / In-Person Special Education Allowances May Happen / Governor Newsom Refuses To Address Ex-Wife's Inflammatory Comments At Republican National Convention / California Signs Billion Dollar Contract To Increase State's COVID-19 Testing Capacity And Reduce Costs / Police Reform Bills On State Legislature's Docket

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 8/26/20, AM

Aug 26, 2020

Latest Updates On The CZU, SCU, And Lightning Complex Fires / California Condors And Their Habitats May Have Been Destroyed By Blazes / Megafires Could Be The New Norm For California / Fresno County School Defies Distance Learning Order / Legislators Consider Police Reform, But Public Safety Workers Ask For A Pause

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 8/25/20, AM

Aug 25, 2020

Update On California Wildfires / Redwood Trees In Big Basin Are Survivors / California Legislators May Ban Sale Of Flavored Tobacco Products / California Unemployment Agencies Still Slow On Unemployment Claims / San Francisco Supervisors Consider Defunding Police / Most Californians Trust Vote-By-Mail

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 8/24/20, AM

Aug 24, 2020

Update On Bay Area Wildfires / Looting A Threat For Evacuees In Santa Cruz Mountains / The Air Is Full Of Wildfire Smoke And Viral Particles. What's The Best Way To Protect Your Health? / Pandemic Contributes To Chinook Salmon Rebound

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 8/21/20, AM

Aug 21, 2020

Governor Newsom Makes Impromptu Environmental Speech Supporting Joe Biden / Update On Three Bay Area Wildfires / Fact Check On President Trump's Claim That California Should Rake Its Leaves

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 8/20/20, AM

Aug 20, 2020

Governor Newsom Says California Is Prepared For The Worst In Wildfires / American Lung Association Recommendations On Air Quality / San Francisco Supes Settle Tenderloin Tent Lawsuit / Disability Rights Advocates Concerned About MUNI Changes / Kamala Harris Introduces Herself To The Nation At The Democratic National Convention

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 8/13/20, AM

Aug 13, 2020

Examining Kamala Harris's Role As California's Attorney General / California Lawmakers Consider Governor's Pandemic Relief Proposals / Sea-Level Rise Could Cost California As Much As $10 Billion / Governor Says California Turning A Corner Against The Pandemic / Airbnb Pursuing Legal Action After Three People Were Shot At A Party

Contact Tracing Sees Boost In Donations / California To Vote On Eviction And Foreclosure Proceedings Tomorrow 

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 8/11/20, AM

Aug 11, 2020

New Expanded Unemployment Benefits / Sandra Shewry And Erica Pan Appointed To Be Calfornia's Interim Public Health Directors / Uber And Lyft Appeal Ruling To Treat Drivers As Employees

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 8/10/20, AM

Aug 10, 2020

Californians See Electricity Bills Rise / California Testing Data Backlogged

New Information Released On Officers Who Used Deadly Force In Vallejo / Atmospheric Rivers And Snow Droughts Could Become More Common / Judge Orders Changes To Voter Guide For Property Tax Measure / State Spent Millions On Arena Hospital That Saw 9 Patients

SF Superior Court Judge Upholds City's COVID-Era Eviction Ban / Reopening Waivers For Public Schools / Covered California Marketplace Increases