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: Wednesday, 7/1/20, AM

13 hours ago

Oakland Takes Step To Defund Police / Governor Newsom To Announce New Restrictions / Lawsuit Challenges San Francisco’s Eviction Protection / San Francisco Police Will Stop Making Mugshots Public

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 6/30/20, AM

Jun 30, 2020

San Quentin Cases Top 1,000 / Pride Revisits Its Roots / Governor Considers Further Safety Restrictions / ‘Golden State Killer’ Pleads Guilty

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 6/29/20, AM

Jun 29, 2020

Deep East Oakland Protest Demands Change With Joy / California Voters To Consider Weighty Propositions / Hearing More Fireworks Lately? You’re Not Alone / San Quentin COVID-19 Cases Still Rapidly Escalating

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 6/26/20, AM

Jun 26, 2020

Discouraging Metrics On CA COVID-19 / Can Governor Newsom Order People To Wear Masks? / CA Sets Zero-Emission Goal For Trucks

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 6/25/20, AM

Jun 25, 2020

Progressive SF Politician Harry Britt Died / Santa Clara County Supervisors Bridging Digital Divide / Oakland Police Budget Reduced

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 6/24/20, AM

Jun 24, 2020

California COVID-19 Update / State Lawmakers Say Accessing Unemployment Benefits, Getting EDD Answers Top Constituent Complaint / Yosemite Decides Not To Reopen More Campgrounds / George Floyd’s Death Puts New Spotlight On Racism In Medicine

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 6/23/20, AM

Jun 23, 2020

Demonstrators Topple Golden Gate Park Statues / Governor And Legislators Agree On Budget /Several Shot In SF’s Tenderloin / BART Considers Defunding Police / COVID-19 Rising Again In California / Laney College Professor Criticized For Racism

Audio Postcard: West Coast Ports Shutdown / COVID-19 In California Prisons Continues To Raise Concerns / Racial Justice Reform Happening In Sacramento 

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 6/19/20, AM

Jun 19, 2020

Longshore Workers Plan Juneteenth Shutdown / SF’s Christopher Columbus Statue Removed / Oakland Police Department considers “Defunding the Police” / CA DACA Recipients Celebrate SCOTUS Ruling

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday 06/18/20 AM

Jun 18, 2020

 

 

Smart Trash Cans In San Francisco’s Tenderloin / Update On Nooses In Oakland / Debunking COVID-19 Mortality Myths / CA Schools Superintendent Speaks Out About School Names

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday 06/17/20 AM

Jun 17, 2020

Prison Rights Advocates Call For Safe Measures / Columbus Statue Removed From State Capitol / Grassroots Education Grows In East Oakland / State Asked To Pick Up Large Bill For Policing

SF Police Victims’ Compensation / Recreational Activities Reopening / What Would It Mean To Defund The Police / CA COVID-19 Numbers Spiking

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 6/9/20, AM

Jun 9, 2020

SF Corruption Probe Expands / Coronavirus Outbreak At San Quentin / California’s Masks Cleared / Protest? Test

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 6/8/20, AM

Jun 8, 2020

Mission District Protesters Honor Sean Monterrosa / Marches Against Police Brutality Continue Around The Bay Area / Newsom Directs California Police To Drop The Carotid Restraint / Blood Bank Screens Donors For COVID-19 Antibodies / Quail Fire Now 40% Contained, But Strong Winds And Dry Weather Expected Through Monday

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 6/4/20, AM

Jun 4, 2020

Students Lead Mission District Demonstration / Some Police And Protester Tensions Continue / State Legislators Take On Coronavirus, Homelessness, And Racial Inequities / California Green New Deal Dies / Legislators Agree On State Budget

CA Sues Nation Over Fuel Efficiency Standards / Pushback Against Proposed CA Budget Cuts

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 5/25/20, AM

May 25, 2020

 

The Future Of Education / Church Congregations May Gather Again Soon / Economic Recovery Uncertainty / Unemployment Benefit Frustration

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 5/14/20, AM

May 14, 2020

Budget Revise Today / Tourism Hit Hard / Wildfire Numbers Up / Unofficial CA Unemployment Help

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 5/13/20, AM

May 13, 2020

California State Cancels In-Person Classes / University of California Proposes Suspension Of Standardized Test Requirement / Community Colleges Sue Education Secretary Betsy DeVos / New Guidelines For Reopening Restaurants / State Faces Scrutiny Over Contracts For Protective Equipment

Radio Poet Angie N.

Apr 29, 2020

Hear a different poet at 6:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is Angie reading, "A Riddle." National Poetry Month was originally organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

Radio Poet April

Apr 28, 2020

Hear a different poet at 6:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is April reading, "A Poem for Mia." National Poetry Month was originally organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

Radio Poet Emily

Apr 27, 2020

Hear a different poet at 6:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is Emily reading, "My Life." National Poetry Month was originally organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

Radio Poet Gerelyn

Apr 24, 2020

Hear a different poet at 6:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is Gerelyn reading, "I am Art Master." National Poetry Month was originally organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. 

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 4/23/20, AM

Apr 23, 2020

'Showers On Wheels' For Homeless Residents In Sacramento / More Testing Needed Before California Economy Can Re-Open / Air Quality Improves, But Climate Change Is Major Cause Of Pollution

Radio Poet Hanna

Apr 22, 2020

Hear a different poet at 7:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is Hanna. National Poetry Month was originally organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 4/21/20, AM

Apr 21, 2020

Bridging The Digital Divide For Distance Learning / Protesting Stay-At-Home Order In Sacramento / Free COVID-19 Testing In San Francisco

Radio Poet Manuel

Apr 21, 2020

Hear a different poet at 7:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is Manuel reading, "Soccer." National Poetry Month was originally organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

Radio Poet Nyah

Apr 19, 2020

Hear a different poet at 7:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is Nyah reading, "Where I'm From." National Poetry Month was originally organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 4/16/20, AM

Apr 16, 2020

Measuring California's Air Pollution During Shelter-In-Place / Public Transit Agencies Honor Essential Workers

Radio Poet Sara B.

Apr 16, 2020

Hear a different poet at 7:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is Sara B reading her poem, "I Am Art Legend." National Poetry Month was originally organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

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