Brandon Taylor’s highly praised debut novel, Real Life, gets deep into desire, intimacy, sex, abuse, homophobia, racism, misogyny, love, hate and the blurred lines between friends and lovers. Oh, and let’s not forget cut-throat scientific academia.
Open Air with guest host Leah Garchik; 19 December 2019. Producer: Niels Swinkels...
This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts, guest host Leah Garchik talks about the African-American Shakespeare Company's unique annual holiday offering of Cinderella, with AASC founder and executive director Sherri Young and lead actress Funmi Lola (pictured). Cinderella, the often told tale of a scullery maid determined to take her life into her own hands and make it better, runs for 4 performances, December 20-22 at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.
Open Air with host David Latulippe; 10 October 2019. Producer: Niels Swinkels...
David Latulippe in conversation with maestro Michael Morgan about the Oakland Symphony's new season....
This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors L. Peter Callender and Michael Ray Wisely (pictured), about the production of Shakespeare’s Othello by the African American Shakespeare Company (AASC), which runs from October 12-27 at the Marine’s Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) in San Francisco, opening the company’s 25thseason.
Music is a powerful way to connect people who come from different experiences, but there's a special kind of magic when music amplifies the diversity, heart, and history within one culture. Journalist Belva Davis and KKSF jazz show host Miranda Wilson tease out how the roots of Jazz and hymns are significant to African-American culture, starting with revisiting how Wilson started as an MC on a Bay Area jazz show.
Open Air with guest host Leah Garchik; 11 July 2019. Producer: Niels Swinkels...
This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, we welcome as new guest host, the recently-retired and beloved San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik (pictured, right, with David Latulippe). She will be talking to Adrian Roberts and Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (pic 2), who are the lead actors of the African American Shakespeare Company’s updated, modern-verse version of Macbeth.
This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Host David Latulippe talks with Tony Award winning actor and San Francisco native BD Wong (above), who plays the lead in the A.C.T production of The Great Leap, by award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee.
Open Air with guest host Sarah Cahill; 20 December 2018. Producer: Niels Swinkels...
This week, on 2018’s last edition of Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Sarah Cahill talks with actors El Beh and Wiley Naman Strasser, who play the parts of Mary Poppins and Bert, respectively, in the San Francisco Playhouse production of the musical Mary Poppins, currently on stage through January 12, 2019.
Open Air with host David Latulippe; 20 September 2018. Producer: Niels Swinkels...
This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Charles Slender-White, founder and artistic director of FACT/SF, about the world premiere of death, an immersive dance performance about the loss of a loved one, which runs September 27 - October 13 at CounterPulse (80 Turk St.) in San Francisco.
Oprah Winfrey’s hair is an amazing and ever-changing object of design. She’s worn dozens of styles over the years, including weaves and braids. She’s also a natural, meaning she doesn’t use chemical relaxers to straighten her hair.
This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Peter Robinson talks with actor L. Peter Callender and director Kirsten Brandt, about the production of Shakespeare’s historical play Richard III by the African-American Shakespeare Company (AASC), which opens this weekend and runs through July 29.
On this edition of Your Call, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He argues that racism isn’t fading away as progress forges ahead – instead, racist ideas are evolving.
The Wednesday March 7, 2018 broadcast of Your Call
On this edition of Your Call, filmmaker Stanley Nelson joins us to discuss Tell Them We Were Rising, a documentary that examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBUCs) have had on American history, culture, and identity.
Did you know that Richmond, Milpitas, and Palo Alto all had sub-divisions where it was illegal for African Americans to own a house? On this edition of Your Call, Richard Rothstein discusses The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, which details how laws and policy decisions promoted the very discriminatory patterns that continue today.
This week, Peter Robinson is guest host for a discussion of Shakespeare with actor/director L. Peter Callender, artistic director of the African American Shakespeare Company, which concludes its season with "The Winter's Tale." Also, actresses Susi Damilano and Julia Brothers talk about the premiere of "The Roommate" at SF Playhouse. And author Tony Broadbent talks about his novel set during the heyday of The Beatles in Liverpool, Hamburg, and London: "The One After 9:09: A Mystery with a Backbeat"
Open Air with host David Latulippe; 30 March 2017. Producer: Niels Swinkels...
This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographers Kristin Damrow, Lili Weckler and Alyssandra Wu about ‘Wild Bodies’, the 68th edition of ODC’s Pilot Program, in which six artists are challenged to choreograph new innovative works under the close mentorship of ODC’s staff and resident choreographer, Lizz Roman. ‘Pilot 68: Wild Bodies’ is presented at ODC Dance Commons on April 8 and 9.
Traver Riggins is playing with her toddler Charlie at home in Oakland. Riggins works as a server at a restaurant on the weekends; during the week she takes care of her daughter. She’s also a recently-trained doula.
Open Air with host David Latulippe; 22 December 2016...
This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Sherri Young, Executive Director of the African-American Shakespeare Company about the production of ‘Cinderella’ by AASC, opening on December 22nd at The Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Joining them is Samantha Rose Williams, who plays the lead role.
Shelton Johnson brings the hidden history of Blacks in the American West to life through a storytelling project at Yosemite National Park. In his performance, he channels that past, and transforms into the fictional role of Buffalo Soldier Elizy Bowman. And, as a note for our listeners, this story contains some racially-charged language.