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Californians waited a long time to see if their votes would make a difference in the presidential race, and they nearly made it to the finish line.

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When I started asking people about their dream transit system for the Bay Area, a lot of people said they want transit to be more convenient. My friend Chris Quines – everyone calls him Burd – plays in punk bands.

 

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jun 7, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

City Preparing to Close Pier 80 Homeless Shelter // SF Weekly

“San Francisco's temporary homeless shelter at Pier 80 just below Dogpatch is set to close July 1, when a two-month extension expires. 

Who's your Bay Area hero?

May 4, 2016
"A bounding superhero," by Flickr user Sallie The Cape Lady. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0. Cropped.

KALW wants to know who your local Bay Area heroes are: people who make our communities thrive; people you don't usually hear about in the news.

Weekend Go-Tos for April 22, 2016

Apr 22, 2016
SF Urban Adventure Club

Whether you’re looking to dance in commiseration to Prince jams, or celebrate environmental protection work done by people here in the Bay Area, we have you covered in this edition of Weekend Go-Tos.

Can you guess this Bay Area sound? April 17, 2016

Apr 19, 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.

The Book Report: Amy Berkowitz

Mar 28, 2016
Cal Tabuena-Frolli

In The Book Report series, KALW talks to local authors about the books they love. Today we hear about Tyler Vile's Never Coming Home from Amy Berkowitz, a writer living in San Francisco.

Daily news digest for Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mar 23, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Bay Area Muslims Say Presidential Candidates Cruz, Trump Creating Backlash // NBC Bay Area

Leslie Wong, used under CC BY, cropped

Bay Area journalism suffered a strong jolt, earlier this month. The Bay Area News Group has been an epicenter of local coverage for decades, publishing the San Jose Mercury News, the Oakland Tribune, and the Contra Costa Times, among others.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Bay Area reservoirs still far from full: Conservation experts hope that drought lessons last // San Mateo Daily Journal

Interview: Producer H.P. Mendoza

Mar 8, 2016
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While musicals about paying rent are at least as old as the musical “Rent”, there’s only one musical ever about living in a town best known for its cemeteries. 


March 7, 2016.  As Bay Area commuters push public transit to its limits and traffic in the region intensifies, is it time for the Bay Area to consider constructing a second transbay BART crossing? 

Laura Flynn

  

On the February 22nd edition of Your Call, we want to know about your favorite Bay Area hikes. 

THE INTERSECTION: The Tenderloin's union hall

Feb 16, 2016
David Boyer

THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day.

Season one focuses on Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood that some feel is changing, while others feel it’s getting worse. What you’ll hear this is season is what producer David Boyer found while spending the better part a year getting to know the people who live and work nearby. This is episode three — listen to more.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Mads Tolling: violinist, composer, and bandleader of The Mads Men.

Courtesy of Anne Nesbet

For the Book Report we ask Bay Area writers to tell us about a book that’s meaningful for them. Today we hear from Berkeley-based writer Anne Nesbet, as she discusses The Wicked and the Just, by J. Anderson Coats.

Tim Hwang by Flickr user Scott Beale. User under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / resized and cropped

After Internet entrepreneur Tim Hwang created a position for himself as the Deputy Director of the Bay Area Infrastructure Observatory, he began organizing tours of what he calls the "guts of modern life" – the power plants and subway tunnels that keep our cities running. 

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe visits Normand Latourelle, Artistic Director of the equestrian extravaganza ‘Odysseo’, which opens this week under the White Big Top near AT&T Park. Also, an in-studio performance by cast members of ‘Ad Libitum’, a contemporary flamenco performance, this weekend at Fort Mason in San Francisco, for Theatre Flamenco, the second oldest dance company in the Bay Area. Conductor Stephen Paulson stops by to discuss the upcoming concert of community orchestra Symphony Parnassus; and Bay Area Musicals (BAM) founder Matthew McCoy informs the listeners about ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’,  the first show of BAM’s inaugural season, opening on  November 28 at San Francisco’s Marines’ Memorial Theatre.

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Hear it live on Thursday, November 19 at 1pm. 

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On the November 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss planning for a growing Bay Area. 

Written on the Dock of the Bay: Library fines for food

Nov 16, 2015
Cal Tabuena-Frolli

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.  

 

Bay Area Book World Breaking News

Written on the Dock of the Bay: November is for novels

Nov 10, 2015

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.  

 

                                                 Bay Area Book World Breaking News 

Sandhya Dirks

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.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to the members of Klezmer trio Veretski Pass about the presentation of their new cd during KlezCalifornia’s Yiddish Culture Festival, this weekend at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay. The trio will perform live in the studio. Also, a conversation with conductor Michael Morgan about his role as guest conductor in the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony’s upcoming concert. Composer and Music Director Josh Kohl of the Seattle-based Degenerate Art Ensemble checks in via phone to share details about the ensemble’s upcoming performance of Predator Songstress, which tells the modern-day story of an anti-heroine in search of her stolen voice, this weekend at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. And Bay Area Cabaret founder and director Marilyn Levinson discusses the current concert season at Bay Area Cabaret.

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Hear it live on Thursday, November 5 at 1pm.

The Specialist: Home stager

Nov 3, 2015
Casey Miner

In Episode 4 of The Specialist, Bay Area home stager Cora Sue Anthony shares tips for how to turn the place you live into a product you're selling, the difference between house and home, and why you never want to run into the back of a sofa.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct 13, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

 

Twitter lays off 336 employees, 8 percent of workforce // NBC Bay Area

“Twitter is laying off 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money. The cutbacks announced Tuesday equate to about 8 percent of Twitter's workforce of 4,100 people.”

Weekend Go-Tos for October 2, 2015

Oct 2, 2015
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We have a few recommendations on what to do and where to go around the Bay Area this weekend, especially if you’re looking to get away from the Hardly Strictly crowded heart of San Francisco.

Poster designed by Rich Black


This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature.

Weekend Go-Tos for September 18, 2015

Sep 18, 2015

It’s practically the weekend, and if you’re wondering how you’re going to spend it, here are a few suggestions on what to do and where to go around the Bay Area.

The U.N. of Native American Fellowship

Sep 15, 2015
Intertribal Friendship House

The words “Native American Reservation” might conjure an image of an expansive Southwestern landscape, or maybe a Casino. But for the 45,000 Native Americans in the Bay Area, the reservation looks a little different: It’s a squat brick building on a busy intersection in Oakland.

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