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, 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 

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 8/4/20, AM

Aug 4, 2020

SF Mayor Proposes Big Budget / Two More San Quentin Inmate Deaths Make Total 21 / First CA Teen Death Due To COVID-19 Reinforces Need For Vigilance / CA Coronavirus Rates Dropping A Bit, But Still High In Central Valley / Pac-12 Athletes Threaten Season Boycott / Lawmakers Stop Globetrotting During Pandemic

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 8/3/20, AM

Aug 3, 2020

President Trump Draws False Contrast Between Absentee, Mail-In Voting / California Hospitals Continue Elective Surgeries As COVID-19 Cases Rise / First Young Person Death In California Is Central Valley Teen / Are Shrimp-Flavored Dog Treats The Answer To Keeping Lake Tahoe Blue?

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 7/31/20, AM

Jul 31, 2020

Boosted Unemployment Benefits Set To Expire / California’s Counties Lack Beds, Community Programs For People With Mental Illness, Audit Finds / Inquiry Eyes Claim That Police Bent Badges To Mark Killings / California Court: Public Employees Can't 'Spike' Pensions / Lawmakers Grill EDD Leaders, Again, Over Unemployment Benefits / Chinese scientist arrested after seeking medical care

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 7/29/20, AM

Jul 29, 2020

Massive Fire Engulfs Several Buildings In SF / Great American Outdoors Act Could Help CA National Parks, Create New Green Spaces / CA Indian Tribe Gets Back Big Sur Ancestral Lands / School Districts Scramble To Get Laptop, Hotspots For Distance Learning / CA To Collect Race And Sexual Orientation Info From Covid-19 Test Takers / CA Withholds Virus Money From Two Defiant Cities

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 7/28/20, AM

Jul 28, 2020


Central Valley COVID-19 Testing Rates Are Very High / Legislators Return To Full Plates / Berkeley Officials Implement New Policies for Police / No, The Supreme Court Did Not Strike Down Voting-By-Mail

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 7/27/20, AM

Jul 27, 2020

Lawmaker Calls For CA Lockdown / Bill To Protect CA Lands Under Consideration / Statewide Protests For Racial Justice And Police Reform / Name Adjustments Considered For Tahoe Spots

Lawmaker Calls For CA Lockdown

The coronavirus crisis is reaching new highs in California — last week the state reported a record 157 deaths. In the midst of this surge, one state lawmaker thinks it’s time to lock down again.


CA Leads Nation In COVID Cases / Unhoused People In East Bay May Be Entitled Compensation / CSU Board Approves Ethnic Studies Requirement / Debunking Mask Myths

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 7/21/20, AM

Jul 21, 2020


Twelfth Person Dies From COVID-19 At San Quentin / COVID-19 Is Disproportionately Killing Latino Californians, Latest Data Shows / Healthcare Workers Strike In Santa Rosa / Newsom Allows Salons, Barbershops To Move Outdoors


CA COVID-19 Weekend Roundup / Crews Battle California Blaze As State Fire Danger Grows / Disney Cuts Back On Social Media Ads / Lassen National Park Campsites Close Due To Foraging Bears

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 7/16/20, AM

Jul 16, 2020


State School Districts Make Reopening Choices / Another Person Incarcerated At San Quentin Has Died / SF Board Of Supes Rules On Transportation Matters

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 7/15/20, AM

Jul 15, 2020


Lawmaker Falsely Claims Kids Aren’t At Risk Of COVID-19 / California Restaurant Association Argues For Indoor Dining / Health Officials Prompt New Testing Guidelines / CA Joins Other States In Agreeing To Reduce Diesel Emissions

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 7/14/20, AM

Jul 14, 2020


CA Shuts Back Down / Mail-In Ballot Anxiety in CA / Superior Court Judge Denies Sutter Health's Attempts To Delay Antitrust Settlement Payment / Bay Area School Districts Deliberate How To Reopen

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 7/9/20, AM

Jul 9, 2020

Another San Quentin Death And Changes Are Coming / Long-Awaited Berkeley Affordable Housing Breaks Ground / Newsom Talks Schools, Sends Masks To Other States / Before You Go To The Beach, Check Its Pollution Score

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 7/8/20, AM

Jul 8, 2020

State Legislature Considers Rent Repayment Plan / Fact Checking Concerns About Mail-In Ballots / Gunman Threatens Black Lives Matter Protesters / Levi’s Crumpling But Not Folding

COVID-19 Outbreaks Forcing New Changes in CA / California Politicians And Spouses’ Companies Benefit From The PPP

California Needs To Chill Over Holiday Weekend / Santa Clara School Administrators Quarantined / PG&E Emerges From Bankruptcy / SF’s Falling Rent

Governor Dimming Switch On Indoor Activities / Bay Area Bridge Fees Rising / Lawmakers Slam Prison Officials Over San Quentin Outbreak

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 7/1/20, AM

Jul 1, 2020

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