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Programs A-Z

  • NPR's signature afternoon magazine, with live news headlines from Washington and London.  KALW's broadcast includes a BBC News update at 4:01, the following day's San Francisco school lunch menu at 3:17 (during the school year).

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  • Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond.  AR provides...

  • News and information from a Canadian perspective.  Includes the Marketplace Tech Report at 8:01pm.

    Visit the As It Happens website here.

  • BBC's flagship program from London, that provides the latest news and interviews with newsmakers, eyewitnesses, correspondents, and analysts. Find more at the BBC World News Service website.

  • Science Radio for Thinking Species: Top scientists explore the science that makes life possible. From the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. 

    Visit their website here.

  • Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as...

  • With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye sifts the wheat from the chaff, and brings you hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary creative people and...

  • City Visions is a live call-in show started in 1991 covering Bay Area issues and culture.  Features creators, thinkers, activists, and leaders who move critical conversations forward....

  • CounterSpin is a critical examination of the major stories of the week, exposing what the mainstream media might have missed.  Produced by FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting).

  • Dawn Gross, MD, PhD has been caring for people with life-threatening illnesses for over a decade. Dr. Dawn is committed to revolutionizing the way we talk about — and prepare for — death. And on her special KALW series Dying To Talk...

  • Interviews & reviews from contemporary culture and newsmakers. Plus, Garrison Keillor's "Writer's Almanac" at the top of the 9:00 a.m. hour. Find more at the Fresh Air website.

  • Angie Coiro is one of the Bay Area’s most engaged and skillful interviewers. On her new show, In Deep with Angie Coiro, Angie and her guests dive into conversations that matter, casting a sharp, inquisitive eye on...

  • On Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller you’ll hear incredible stories from activists, entrepreneurs, and authority-busters about how they build power and lead change for an equal, just, and joy...

  • From the Commonwealth Club, programs recorded exclusively for KALW that provide a forum for young people to access the best informed, most involved, and brightest minds – be they politicians, business gurus, thought leaders, trendsetters or...

  • Host Maria Hinojosa brings depth of experience, on-the-ground connections, and knowledge of current and emerging issues impacting Latino and other people of color, with stories about diversity, culture, civic dialogue and how people live and...

  • Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, from KCRW, this weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality.

  • Hosted by Carol Kocivar, former President of the California State PTA, Looking at Education features conversations with teachers, policymakers, activists, and thought-leaders making positive change in public schools.

  • Every few months, KALW General Manager goes on the air to update listeners about station programming and plans for the future.  He also takes listener calls and e-mails from listeners.  You can write Matt any time at

  • Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life, with clear explorations of how the news affects you. During the Marketplace Tech Report, host Ben Johnson examines the...

  • Every week, Your Call brings together journalists from the mainstream, alternative and international media to analyze the job the news media did covering important stories.  The conversation starts on a positive note, with each guest...

  • NPR's signature morning show, with news updates from the BBC at the top of each hour.  Also, a local daily almanac at 5:49 and 8:49, what's for lunch in the San Francisco public schools...

  • In-depth perspectives on the physical, mental, and spiritual well being of the planet. Find out more about New Dimensions Radio.

  • Produced at WBUR in Boston, Open Source was the world's first podcast (it's true!) and every week, Christopher Lydon hosts conversations about arts, ideas and politics that connect big thinkers and concerns of the moment.  

  • Out in the Bay - Gay Radio from San Francisco    

    Queer histories, herstories, personalities and issues are explored with humor, insight, and sensitivity each week on Out in the Bay.  We've been called “the gay Fresh...

  • The program that questions everything...except your intelligence.

    Episodes are not archived at kalw.org.  For a comprehensive listing of recent and upcoming programs and various listening options, visit the

  • The Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio. Produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, Reveal will present original work from CIR’s team along with various partners: stations, producers, web...

  • Live gavel-to-gavel broadcast of the San Francisco Unified School District board meetings from 555 Franklin Street in San Francisco.  Prior to the meeting, educator Carol Kocivar presents an interview feature, "Looking at Education." (The...

  • The Bridge is a weekly podcast featuring the best stories from the KALW newsroom. To hear even more stories from KALW, tune in to our daily news magazine, Crosscurrents.

  • The Spiritual Edge is a multimedia project from KALW Public Radio exploring the shifting, dynamic nature of the American religious landscape. We seek the hot spots where change is occurring, including among immigrant groups, Christian...

  • The Stoop podcast airs frank, fun conversations about black identity with journalists Hana Baba and Leila Day. The project was selected for NPR's first-ever 

  • The Tavis Smiley show went out of production on December 13, 2017. However, archives of past shows can be found at tavissmileyradio.com

  • The international lesbian & gay radio magazine. Thiswayout.org.

  • Fresh perspectives on cultural topics that shape today's world. More content available at their website.

  • "Time of Useful Consciousness" created by and hosted by Maria Gilardin, and speaking to the impact of big corporations on society. Tucradio.org.

  • Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics,...

  • Manny’s is a people-powered, community-minded space at the corner of 16th and Valencia in the Mission. On a typical Friday night, Manny’s is buzzing with music, political discussions and a roster of speakers and performers. But these days, like...

  • Marty and guests discuss individual and societal work issues. Plus, you can phone-in for a Workover:  415 841-4134. Whatever your career problem, Marty can usually help.

  • KALW's call-in show: Politics and culture, dialogue and debate. And every Friday, the Media Roundtable.  Join the conversation at 1-866-798-TALK, or e-mail yourcall...

  • For more than 30 years, Your Legal Rights has provided KALW listeners with free legal information and guidance.  We carry on the work of the program's founding host, Chuck Finney, who passed...