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.

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Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 11/24/20, AM

19 hours ago

Senator Dianne Feinstein Will Step Down From Role As Top Democrat On Senate Judiciary Committee / Governor Newsom Discusses Self-Quarantine / Wild Turkeys May Leave Sacramento Area Because Of Global Warming

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 11/23/20, AM

Nov 23, 2020

New NASA Mission To Map Sea Level Rise May Help California Adapt To Rising Seas / Governor Newsom's Family Quarantining After Possible Exposure To COVID-19 Through CHP Officer / California's NAACP Head Resigning At 84 Amid Conflict-Of-Interest Concerns During Election / Berkeley Suffered Its Largest Fire In Nine Years On Saturday / Zero Emission Vehicles Not Selling Fast Despite State'S Goal To Eliminate Gas-Powered Cars / Two People Were Killed And Others Injured In A Stabbing Attack At A San Jose Church Outside Service Hours

California Announces 10 p.m. To 5 a.m. Curfew For Purple Counties Beginning Saturday / Republican Assemblymember Says He's Skeptical Of COVID-19 Curfew Approach / Small Business Owners In Rural Areas Say Changing Restrictions Have Been Frustrating / California Hospitals Expect To Be Short On Nurses In Coming Weeks / Health Systems Likely Won't Postpone Surgical Procedures To Avoid Financial Hit

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 11/19/20, AM

Nov 19, 2020

San Francisco Supervisors Consider Making Police Negotiations Public / Politifact Reporter Finds Allegations Of Voter Fraud In Georgia False / Politifact Reporter Finds Belief That This Election Was Most Secure Ever To Be True

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 11/18/20, AM

Nov 18, 2020

Childcare Providers Demand Support From State As Pandemic Continues / Sacramento County's Top Health Official Uses Racial Slur While Acknowledging Racism As A Public Health Issue

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 11/17/20, AM

Nov 17, 2020

How COVID-19 Will Affect The Ski Season / UCLA Researcher Sounds Alarm About Impending Flood Issues In State / Forecasters Advise About Minor Coastal Flooding Because Of King Tides

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 11/16/20, AM

Nov 16, 2020

Flu Shots Now Mandated On UC Campuses / California COVID-19 Cases Surging, Drawing Restrictions, And Businesses Are Feeling Economic Pinch / A Misleading Video President Trump Shared About the LA Ballot Count / Oaklanders Complain About Misinformation That Led To More Than 100 Ballots Not Being Counted

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 11/13/20, AM

Nov 13, 2020

San Francisco Scheduled To Shut Down Indoor Dining, Despite Concerns Of Economic Fallout / Moms 4 Housing Continues To Gain Ground In East Bay Politics

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 11/12/20, AM

Nov 12, 2020

Conspiracy Theories Claiming Californians Voted In Nevada Are Unfounded / San Francisco Supervisors Vote To Ban Natural Gas In New Buildings / Secretary Of State Alex Padilla And Representative Karen Bass Possibilities For US Senate Seat / California Nears One Million Coronavirus Cases / State Senator Scott Wiener Looks To Decriminalize Possession Of Psychedelics

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 11/11/20, AM

Nov 11, 2020

California's Defense Against Climate Change A Model For Nation / Oakland Settles Final Ghost Ship Fire Lawsuit / Health Care Workers Concerned About Surge In Coronavirus Cases / California Confirms First Openly Gay Justice To State Supreme Court

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 11/10/20, AM

Nov 10, 2020

Menlo Park School Board President Resigns After Wife's Racist Comments About Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris / California Has Reported Its Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases Since Summer / United States Supreme Court Will Consider The Affordable Care Act Today

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 11/9/20, AM

Nov 9, 2020

Saturday Demonstrations About Presidential Election Turn Violent In Sacramento / Legislators Discuss Making Vote-By-Mail Permanent In California / California Not A Monolithic Vote When It Comes To Propositions / Connie Chan Wins Race For District 1 Supervisor In San Francisco By 123 Votes

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 11/6/20, AM

Nov 6, 2020

Nevada Could Play Pivotal Role In Determining Election Outcome / Voters Have Nine Days To Cure Vote-By-Mail Ballots / San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Negotiate New Contract With Police Union / Congressional District Races In Rural California 

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 11/5/20, AM

Nov 5, 2020

What Does The U.S. Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accord Mean For California? / California Regulators Postpone Start Of Dungeness Crab Season To December 1

California Votes Overwhelmingly For Joe Biden / GOP Struggles To Retain State Congressional Seats / Democrats Come Out To Back Biden In San Francisco's Mission District / Bay Area Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Police Reform Measures / Some Voters Feel Disillusioned By Election System

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 11/3/20, AM

Nov 3, 2020

Information For Last Minute Voters To Register / Counties Are Accommodating Voters Without Masks / Boosters Spend Three-Quarters Of A Billion Dollars On California Propositions / What Happens To Ballot Paper After The Election?

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 11/2/20, AM

Nov 2, 2020

Food Insecurity Is High Among California College Students, And Many Eligible Students Aren't Getting Available Benefits / A Consideration Of Voting Safely During The Pandemic / Wildfire Data Collection Is Prolific But Not Easily Accessible / State Employment Development Department Freezes 350,000 Debit Cards Given While Investigating Fraud

Muralists Take Over An Oakland City Block For East Point Peace Academy Message Of Democracy / Brianna Noble "Rides To The Vote" In Oakland / California Secretary Of State Alex Padilla Encourages People To Vote Early If They Can

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 10/29/20, AM

Oct 29, 2020

Two San Francisco Private Schools Open While Public Schools Still Haven't Publicized Timeline / What Political Statements Are People Allowed To Wear Into Polling Places? / Psychiatrist Give Tips About Dealing With Things We Can't Control In 2020

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 10/28/20, AM

Oct 28, 2020

Should 17 Year Olds Have The Right To Vote In California Elections? / Democrats May Strengthen Supermajority In State Legislature / Los Angelenos Celebrate World Series Victory, And Some Arrests Made After Illegal Activity

Governor Newsom Argues Death Sentence Is "Infected With Racism" / California Restaurants Demand $100 Million In Fees Be Returned / Oakland City Council Unanimously Approves Policy Limiting Where Homeless People Can Camp

Up To One Million PG&E Customers Could Lose Power Today / Top California Judges Will Consider How To Improve Issues Of Homelessness / Governor Newsom Announces More Funding For Project Homekey To Support Housing Homeless People

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 10/23/20, AM

Oct 23, 2020

Oakland Hall Continues Holding Events Despite COVID-19 Restrictions / Federal Judge Urges U.S. To Help Find Parents Separated From Children After Crossing Border / Prop 25 Would Determine Whether California Bans Cash Bail / State Appeals Court Rules Gig Drivers Should Be Employees

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 10/22/20, AM

Oct 22, 2020

How Will California Evaluate Possible Vaccines? / SFUSD Changes Admissions Policy For Lowell High School

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 10/21/20, AM

Oct 21, 2020

UCSF Evaluates Rapid COVID-19 Tests / Californians Break Early Turnout Voting Records / Prop 24 Would Tweak The State's New Digital Privacy Law / Central Valley School Ordered To Pay Fine For Defying Order To Stop In-Person Teaching

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 10/20/20, AM

Oct 20, 2020

As California Burns, What Resources Is The State Using To Fight The Flames? / Berkeley Cleans Up Homeless Encampment Without Displacing Residents ... Yet / California Leaders Are Meeting To Discuss Goal To Become Carbon Neutral By 2045

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 10/19/20, AM

Oct 19, 2020

What Would Happen If The Supreme Court Ends The Affordable Care Act? / California's GOP Can Continue Putting Ballot Boxes At Locations Around State / President Trump Allows Emergency Aid To California Wildfire Victims / Today Is California's Voter Registration Deadline / Poll: Most California Parents Don't Want To Send Kids Back To School, Yet

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 10/16/20, AM

Oct 16, 2020

San Francisco Sets Rules For Reopening Public Playgrounds / How Will An Influx Of Electric Cars Be Charged? / Youth Activists Want Sacramento To Do More On Climate Change / San Francisco Elementary School Student Wins America Scores National Poetry Slam

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 10/15/20, AM

Oct 15, 2020

San Francisco Unified School District Considers New Admission Standards For Lowell High School / PG&E Cuts Power To 50,000 Customers Because Of Dangerous Fire Conditions / State GOP Letter Outlines Updates To Controversial Ballot Drop Boxes / New Research Details How Wildfire Smoke Has Been Hazardous For Californians Health / August Complex Fire Is Now 76% Contained

California Senators Challenge Supreme Court Nominee / State Officials File Cease-And-Desist Against GOP For Creating Unofficial Ballot Boxes / Where Should You Drop Off Your Mail-In Ballot? / Red Flag Warning For Berkeley And Oakland Hills / Dry And Windy Weather Sets Stage For More Fires