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Meradith Hoddinott

Artists, drag queens, and members of the queer and trans community gathered together to mourn the closing of San Francisco’s oldest LGBT bar, The Stud. 

Holly McDede

In this Audiograph, we head to the Bayview district, where 50 goats are hanging out at the City Grazing offices.

Julie Caine

If you live or work in San Francisco, you probably hear this week’s Audiograph sound every Tuesday at noon. 

The Stanford Band Scatters On

Nov 21, 2019


This story won a San Francisco Press Club award for sports reporting. The next Big Game is Saturday, Nov. 23 at Stanford. 

On a fall evening at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto — better known as “The Farm” — college-football rivals UC Berkeley and Stanford meet for their annual showdown at the 120th “Big Game.”

Bonnie Chan / KALW

In this Audiograph, we're taking you to a neighborhood favorite.


In today's Audiograph, we’re going to a forest.

Ghost Hunter Captures Voices From The Beyond

Oct 31, 2019
Julie Caine


In this Audiograph, we explore an historic estate in Hayward, where some visitors have had some very strange encounters.

Take Aim At Golden Gate Park's Archery Range

Oct 24, 2019
Photo by Luisa Cardoza

For today's Audiograph, we're headed to a tucked away area in a popular park.

Ian Lewis / KALW News

In this Audiograph, we head to the Golden Gate Park Angling and Casting Club. 

For today’s Audiograph, we’re headed to the rodeo.

The Heart Of UC Berkeley: Sproul Plaza

Oct 3, 2019

In this Audiograph, we go to a popular gathering spot on a historic campus.

Liz Mak


In this Audiograph, we meet fans tailgating ahead of an Oakland Raiders game. Some of them started as early as 6 a.m.

Jeremy Dalmas

In this Audiograph, we climb inside the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world, UC Berkeley's Campanile.

Opera At The Powell Street Turnaround

Sep 5, 2019
Julie Caine

In this week's Audiograph, one man shares his talent in an unlikely place.

In this Audiograph, we’re headed for the South Bay, to go behind the scenes of a famously haunted mansion.

Photo by Bonnie Chan

In this week's Audiograph, we go dancing in Oakland. Contra is a social dance with roots in the kind of English country balls that you might have seen in "Pride and Prejudice," mixed with lots of moves familiar to square dancers, all set to live string band music.

Jazz meets spirituality at the St. John Coltrane Church

Jul 25, 2019
Freimut Bahlo / Wikimedia Commons

In this week's Audiograph we head to San Francisco's Fillmore district, once known as the 'Harlem of the West,' jammed with clubs overflowing with song. While the district has changed over the decades, reverance for one musician in particular has not — a tenor saxophonist who has been canonized and praised for half-a-century. The St. John Coltrane Church celebrated it's 50th anniversary this month. 

Photo by James Hosking, resized and cropped with permission

In this week's Audiograph, we go to Aunt Charlie's Lounge, a Tenderloin institution that's one of the oldest gay bars in San Francisco.

Ted Muldoon / KALW


In this week's Audiograph we head to the mouth of the Bolinas Lagoon. 

Sarah Tan

With Pride around the corner, we're bringing you an Audiograph that sings the songs of LGBTQ resistance. Specifically, the story of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and how they use song as an act of protest.

Drag queens bring a 'slice of fabulous' to libraries

Jun 20, 2019
Corinne Smith

In this Audiograph, we go to the San Francisco Library in Bernal Heights on a Saturday afternoon. It's packed with excited, brightly clad kids and caregivers here for story time. Instead of a librarian, they’re circled around a tall figure. Wearing a black sequined gown, stilettos, and a platinum blonde wig, and seated with a book in her long painted nails, it's Yves St. Croissant, aka Sean Santos, one of San Francisco’s beloved Drag Queens.

Hundreds of short-legged pups celebrate Corgi Con

Jun 13, 2019
Claire Stremple

Corgi Con is a semi-annual celebration of short, sausage-shaped dogs called Corgis. In this week's Audiograph, hundreds of dogs and their families descend on Ocean Beach for a day of events and festivities.

Courtesy of Mar Velez

Second Fridays at the Legionnaire Saloon in downtown Oakland are not just any bar night. In this week's Audiograph, we're going to a dance party that feels like a family reunion.

For this week’s Audiograph, we’re going somewhere that’s unusually quiet.

Exploring the legends of Twin Peaks

May 23, 2019

In this Audiograph, we go to Twin Peaks, a signature San Francisco landmark and a focus of the city's history and legends. The Ohlone believed the peaks were once a single mountain, united as husband and wife, but they argued so much, the great spirit split them apart.

courtesy of Kinetic Steam Works

In this Audiograph, we go to a warehouse tucked away behind a metal scrap yard. Kinetic Steam Works is an industrial workspace for people to tinker with old machines in West Oakland. A mish-mash group of engineers, artists and hobbyists gather here every weekend to bring back the lost art of steam power.

Bethel Island: Sounds from the outer edges of the Bay

May 9, 2019
Ashleyanne Krigbaum

In this Audiograph, we go to a place that’s a little more than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, right in the middle of the California Delta — Bethel Island. 

An ode to Morse code

May 2, 2019
Julie Caine / KALW

This is an Audiograph, a radio project mapping the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Audiograph tells the story of where you live and the people who live there with you. 

Soundbox: San Francisco Symphony's experimental space

Apr 25, 2019
Cory Weaver / cropped and resized

In this Audiograph, we go to Soundbox, the San Francisco Symphony’s experimental music space. First launched in 2014, each concert at Soundbox has a theme, and is put together by curators. These concerts feel totally different than going to the symphony — and they’re supposed to.

Saying goodbye to the Mission's Lucca Ravioli

Apr 18, 2019
Bo Walsh / KALW

In this Audiograph, we head to Lucca Ravioli, a San Francisco landmark since 1925. After being in business on the corner of 22nd and Valencia Streets for almost a century, the building went up for sale and the longtime Italian market & delicatessen is closing its doors. At the end of this month, the familiar hand painted signs on the storefront will be coming down.