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CORRECTION: An earlier version of the web text and the current audio falsely states that SF BARF is mostly funded by "ordinary renters." In fact, over $86,000 of the group's funds were contributed by real estate and corporate groups. They also described the site as being "less than a mile" from the Bayshore Caltrain stop. In fact, the border of the site reaches all the way to the station. Lastly, we did not mention that the Baylands Site includes land that is not landfill. 

 

A few months ago, when it became clear that the small town of Brisbane was looking to build up a huge development that would not include any new housing at all, San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim floated the idea of basically annexing part of the town into her city, so that San Francisco could make sure housing got built. 

Guess this Bay Area sound! December 10, 2016

Dec 12, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.

 This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded and what it is, then call to let us know.

Guess this Bay Area sound! December 3, 2016

Dec 5, 2016
ILLUSTRATION BY RICH BLACK.

 

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded and what it is, then call to let us know.

Today's Local Music: Sun Kil Moon

Nov 17, 2016
band website cropped and resized with permission

Today’s local music comes to us from Sun Kil Moon, a band started by singer and guitarist Mark Kozelek. Sun Kil Moon was in Europe and Japan earlier this year promoting their latest album.

Sights & Sounds: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Nov 17, 2016

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Writer, performer, educator, and Chief of Programming at the YBCA Marc Bamuthi Joseph told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Today's Local Music: Bill Evans

Nov 10, 2016
Steve Haimovitz cropped and resized with permission

The music you're hearing now is being played by banjo master Bill Evans, when he was a guest of “A Prairie Home Companion.” He's also the author of the instructional book, Banjo for Dummies.

Guess this Bay Area sound! October 29, 2016

Oct 31, 2016
ILLUSTRATION BY RICH BLACK.

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what it is, then call to let us know.

Meet the radio voice of the Golden State Warriors

Oct 25, 2016
Photo by Justine Lee

It’s two hours before tipoff, and droves of fans in a sea of blue and gold stand with signs, take selfies, and cheer as they watch the Warriors warm up. Up about 60 steps from the half court sideline, in a section broadcasters call “The Perch,” someone else is warming up, too.

Guess this Bay Area sound! October 22, 2016

Oct 25, 2016
ILLUSTRATION BY RICH BLACK.

 

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what it is, then call to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller.

Guess this Bay Area sound! Oct. 1, 2016

Oct 3, 2016
ILLUSTRATION BY RICH BLACK.

 


This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what  it is, then call us to let us know.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Jack London Square

Sep 29, 2016
Arminnius / cropped and resized

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Guess this Bay Area sound! Sept. 25, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.


This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what  it is, then call us to let us know.

Tom Levy

 


Western literature’s most important books have been translated, not once, but many times. The book at the top of the charts is the Bible: more than 100 translations, and that’s just in English.

Olivia Henry

Thanks to the generosity of listeners, we are now less than $9,000 from our goal of $375,000 for KALW's September campaign.  This is our last on-air fundraiser until May 2017 --  and it's significant for the future of KALW.  Make your donation now!

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Opera San Jose General Director Larry Hancock about Donizetti’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’, which opens the new season.

Guess this Bay Area sound! Sept. 4, 2016

Sep 6, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.

 

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic treasure hunt. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area.

Today's Local Music: Destiny Muhammad

Aug 30, 2016
Destiny Muhammad Project

Hear that?  If you think classical harp is just for weddings and classical symphonies, well, Destiny Muhammad is here to teach you otherwise.

PHOTO BY CHRISTINA FLORKOWSKI / RESIZED AND CROPPED

San Francisco musician Joshua Raoul Brody grew up in a musical family just outside New York City, where he loved listening to comedic songwriters like Tom Lehrer and Allen Sherman.

Guess this Bay Area sound! Aug. 21, 2016

Aug 22, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.

 

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic treasure hunt. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area.

Laura Flynn

 

On the August 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about free and low cost local events, museums, nature walks and concerts.

PHOTO BY JUSTINE LEE

This week KALW teamed up with the East Bay Express to share essays by Bay Area residents about racial injustice in America. The series marks the two-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

Courtesy of the artist/ Resized and cropped

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Joanna Haigood, artistic director of Zaccho Dance, which produces the San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

Bay Area Voices on Racial Injustice: “The fear was in my bones”

Aug 10, 2016
Photo by Lucy Kang.

In this week marking the two-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, KALW teamed up with the East Bay Express to share essays by Bay Area residents about racial injustice in America. 

Bay Area Voices on Racial Injustice: "Breathing and black"

Aug 9, 2016
Photo by Justine Lee.

We continue with our series of essays by Bay Area residents reflecting on race in America. 

Photo by Justine Lee.

As the Bay Area marks the two-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, demands for police accountability continue in the aftermath of major scandals that rocked the Oakland and San Francisco police departments.

Can you guess this Bay Area sound? Aug. 7, 2016

Aug 8, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.

 

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area.

Can you guess this Bay Area sound? July 31, 2016

Aug 1, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.

 

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area.

Local Music: Junk Parlor

Jul 19, 2016
Press photo by Ross Pelton

This music?  It’s by Junk Parlor. They perform their style of music from Eugene to Los Angeles, Reno to Seattle, but mostly focus on home base here in the Bay Area.

This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance talks with actor and writer Dan Hoyle about his one-man show ‘The Real Americans’, an account of a three month-trip across the U.S. in search of the true meaning of America and what it means to be American, currently at The Marsh SF in an updated version. Also, a conversation with journalist/playwright Sarah Shourd, who survived 410 days of solitary confinement as a political hostage in Iran in 2009/10 and created ‘The Box’, a piece of transformational theater about that experience, currently at Z Space in San Francisco. We will hear from Artistic Director Amy Mueller about the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2016; she brings along Walt McGough, one of the participating playwrights. Plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson shines his reviewing light on cultural events around the Bay Area.

Open Air with guest host Kevin Vance; hear it live on Thursday, July 14 at 1pm.

Mario Parnell Photography

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has conversations with SAFEhouse Arts Executive Director Joe Landini about its ninth annual Summer Performance Festival, SPF9, currently at ODC Theater in San Francisco. SPF9 features ten programs over five days including ‘Reach’, a new piece by the Sarah Bush Dance Project, inspired by the lives & words of Isadora Duncan, Gertrude Stein & Ina Coolbrith, for which choreographer Sarah Bush joins us in the studio. Kelley Cutler, Human Rights organizer from the Coalition on Homelessness, and playwright Robin Bradford share details about ‘Low Hanging Fruit’, the story of four homeless women struggling to survive in a small tent encampment on LA’s Skid Row, presented in its San Francisco premiere by 3Girls Theatre Company, opening July 6. Plus, actor Clay David and founder of Bay Area Musicals (BAM), Matthew McCoy discuss the musical ‘La Cage aux Folles’, which closes BAM’s inaugural season.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday afternoon, July 7 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

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