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Programs A-Z

  • Moderator Dana Rodriguez and panelists challenge each other and KALW's audience on the Bay Area's favorite quiz show.  Call-in phone: (415) 841-4134.

  • 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...

  • Since January 2005, Music From Other Minds has presented new and unusual music by innovative composers and performers from around the world. Produced weekly for 

  • The timeless world of contemplative and ambient music from around the world.

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

  • Hosted by Brad Cresswell, New Music from Bowling Green features live concert recordings from the New Music Festival at

  • On Being is a public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website, publisher and public event convener. Hosted by

  • KALW’s weekly magazine of the performing arts in the Bay Area, featuring live interviews with musicians, choreographers, and actors, with occasional in-studio performances and ticket giveaways.  Produced by Niels Swinkels.

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  • 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  For a comprehensive listing of recent and upcoming programs and various listening options, visit the

  • Roman Mars is your guide for this compilation of the best from the Public Radio Exchange, unique. Remix sounds like the best of public radio on shuffle with smart, creative spoken-word programs, amazing podcasts...

  • Originating at KALW in 2011, Radio Ambulante is a Spanish-language program showcasing compelling stories from around Latin America and the United States.

    Its goal is to create a community of storytellers and listeners from around Latin...

  • The curious minds of Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich are back to explore the boundaries that blur science, philosophy, and human experience. You can find more at their website.

  • 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...

  • Classical & contemporary music with in-studio guests, commentary, live performances, and occasional sharing of classical vinyl.

  • 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...

  • Sandip Roy, former host of Your Call and New America Now, is back on KALW, bringing you a little bit of the story of the new India every week – a letter home from his other home.

    "A lot has been written about...

  • A celebration of the short story, read by professional actors from stage and screen. From Symphony Space in NYC. Learn more about this long running program here.

  • KALW broadcasts the Superintendent's remarks from the bi-monthly meetings of the San Francisco School Board.

  • Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Every week, host Jen Chien speaks with a different local artist about upcoming arts events in the Bay Area.

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  • The Oakland-produced show hosted by Glynn Washington that explores decisions that define lives, taking listeners on an addictive narrative that walks a mile in someone else's shoes.

  • Smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from cutting-edge underground rock and hip-hop, to classic rock, R&B, electronica, and worldbeat. From WBEZ in Chicago.

  • An unusually diverse, genre-bending program that explores the bridges connecting various styles of music.  Tangents emphasizes world and roots music, and creative jazz hybrids, from Ry Cooder, Lhasa, Zakir Hussain, to The Blind Boys of Alabama....

  • 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.

  • Produced by the New York Times and hosted by Micahel Barbaro, listeners are given deep analysis of one top news story of the day.

  • True stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment.  Each hour mixes humorous and heartbreaking tales told with honesty, bravery, and wit.  

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  • Host Jim Svejda reviews a wide variety of classical recordings and highlights renowned classical artists.  He provides listeners with guides to the best readily available recordings and creates sketches of the lives of some of the most famous...

  • The Spot is KALW’s weekly showcase for the best in public radio podcasts, including 99% Invisible, Blank on Blank, ...

  • 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

  • The World According to Sound is a miniature radio show that tells stories with sounds instead of, well, stories. Every ninety-second episode is about a different sound. Made by Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett.

  • The Writer's Almanac went out of production on November 29, 2017.

  • Ira Glass assembles eclectic, entertaining stories that reveal Americans in all shapes and forms.

  • The international lesbian & gay radio magazine.

  • The most listened-to Celtic music program in the world, hosted by Fiona Ritchie.

  • 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.

  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and...

  • 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,...

  • San Francisco's "live radio program to the world" featuring engaging conversation with authors, musicians, and entertainers.

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  • Wisconsin Public Radio discontinued the production of Whad'ya Know at the end of June 2016.  To keep up with Michael Feldman's ongoing activities, check out the show's Facebook page.

  • Marty and guests discuss job & work issues and phone-in workovers:  415 841-4134.

    Find archived episodes at the show's website.

  • 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...