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Should there be limits to violence in the service of liberation?


Jenee Darden

"Hamilton" has found new fans now that it’s streaming on Disney+. Before the pandemic, high school students attended a special matinee of the musical. They performed their own work on stage and told stories of some people left out of history books.

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Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. One listener wanted to know, what is the back story of Jose Castro, the individual that the Castro District is named after?

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Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. Brit Byrd wanted to know, “Why does San Francisco have the Farallon Islands? They’re thirty miles off the coast, but they’re legally part of San Francisco. What’s up with that?” 

A Quest To Understand Rap

Mar 16, 2020

 

 

Hip-hop is one of the most popular genres in the country. Matthew Policarpio, a senior at Abraham Lincoln High School, wanted to understand why so many of his friends are die-hard rap fans.

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Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. This one comes from New York staff writer Jelani Cobb. He asks, “How did there get to be an entirely separate city inside of Oakland?”

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John Templeton’s been leading land tours of SF’s black history for years. Now, he’s launched a Bay tour, to share those hidden stories from the water. He hopes to defy stereotypes and give black youth, in particular, a sense of pride and belonging.

This is part of an ongoing series “Learning While Black: The Fight For Equity In San Francisco Schools.”

Groove On Down To Tunnel Jazz

Mar 12, 2020

We started our tour at the Conservatory of Flowers. Now, we’re back outside. As we walk along the path back toward the street, we see flower beds laid out before us, in fact, there’s a huge clock set into one of the gardens, embedded amongst the blooms. Then, we walk down some steps, and before us, there’s a tunnel. If you’re here on a Saturday, you might hear a sound emerging from it. It’s jazz! Laura Klivans introduces us to the people making the music.

From Magic City To Toxic Island

Mar 9, 2020

Treasure Island is an artificial island built on a natural reef between Oakland and San Francisco. Landon Neill discovered old film footage that sent him on a mission to understand the forces that shaped the island’s history.

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Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. Nastassya Saad wonders about the origins of the world-famous moniker for the South Bay.

Jeremy Fish

Once upon a time in Gold Rush-era San Francisco a businessman amassed a fortune, then lost it all and went insane. His next move? He declared himself Emperor of the United States. 

Louis Comfort Tiffany was born on this day in 1848.

Today is Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  316 days remain until the end of the year, and 30 days until spring begins. 259 days until the 2020 presidential election.

  • Sunrise: 6:56am         
  • Sunset: 5:52pm ...giving us 10 hours and 54 minutes of daylight.   30% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 3:37am.  

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Have you ever gone camping and thought you saw something mysterious in the woods?

It's Oysters Rockefeller Day...yum!

 

Today is Friday, January 10, 2020.  Only 298 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:25am        
  • Sunset: 5:09pm ...giving us 9 hours and 44 minutes of daylight.   98% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 5:17pm.  

When the colonists first came to America their ideal wife "was a woman who was civil and under 50 years of age."

Enjoy a bowl on Gazpacho Soup Day!

Today is Friday, December 6, 2019, the 340th day of the year, with 25 days remaining.  And only 340 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:11am        
  • Sunset: 4:514pm ...giving us 9 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.   64% of the waxing gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 2:04pm.  

Sandip Roy

How did just a few thousand British control the country of India? 

 

While there’s no doubt that Johannes and Clara were very close and loved each other, it was Clara who suffered the most from this triangle. 

Featured composition: J. Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

 

Explorations is a co-production between KALW and San Francisco Performances

Today we discover the source of Brahms' notorious mysogyniny and how that affected his relationship with Clara.

Featured composition: Brahms' Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

Explorations is a co-production between KALW and San Francisco Performances. Go to thier "Saturday Morning series" and experience how Explorations comes to life! 

Almanac - 11/22/19

Nov 22, 2019

Among the musicians that have/had today as their birthday: Hoagy Carmichael (Heart and Soul, Georgia on My Mind, The Nearness of You...several hundred others!)

 

Today is Friday, November 22, 2019, the 326th day of the year, with 39 days remaining.  And only 347 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 6:58am       
  • Sunset: 4:54pm ...giving us 9 hours and 59 minutes of daylight.   28% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 2:16am.  

After Robert's hospitilazation, Brahms immediately came to Dusseldorf and stayed with Clara, helping with the children and the Schumann house. Staying with Clara until Robert's death. But what would this mean for their relationship?

Featured composition: Brahms Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 51 No. 2

 Explorations is a co-production between KALW and San Francisco Performances 

Robert Schumann was already unhealthy when the young Johanness knocked on his door in October of 1853, but no one knew just how bad it would get.

Featured music: R. Schumann String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3  Explorations is a co-production between KALW and San Francisco Performances Go to thier "Saturday Morning series" and experience how Explorations comes to life!

It's America Recycles Day! Today is Friday, November 15, 2019, the 319th day of the year, with 46 days remaining.  And only 354 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 6:50am      
  • Sunset: 4:59pm ...giving us 10 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.   

94% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 7:41pm.  

It's National Cappuccino Day...enjoy! Today is Friday, November 8, 2019, the 312th day of the year, with 53 days remaining.  And only 361 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 6:43am      
  • Sunset: 5:04pm ...giving us 10 hours and 24 minutes of daylight.   

79% of the waxing gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 3:36pm.  

Pamela Denise Harris

Carolina De Robertis traveled to her family’s country Uruguay and learned about the nation’s queer history. The trip inspired her latest book "Cantoras," about five lesbians living during a dictatorship who escape to a rustic beach that becomes their sanctuary.

It's World Pasta Day! Today is Friday, October 25, 2019, the 298th day of the year, with 67 days remaining.  And only 375 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:28am      
  • Sunset: 6:20pm ...giving us 10 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.   

15% of the waning crescent moon will be visible, rising at 4:22am.  

Raise a glass...to Global Champagne Day!

Today is Friday, October 18, 2019, the 291st day of the year, with 74 days remaining.  And only 382 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:21am     
  • Sunset: 6:29pm ...giving us 11 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.   85% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 9:54pm.

It's World Egg Day!

Today is Friday, October 11, 2019, the 284th day of the year, with 81 days remaining.  And only 389 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:15am     
  • Sunset: 6:38pm ...giving us 11 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.   91% of the waxing gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 6:07pm.  

Enjoy a chocolate covered pretzel today...

Today is Monday, October 7, 2019, the 280th day of the year, with 85 days remaining.  And only 393 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:11am    
  • Sunset: 6:44pm ...giving us an even 11 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.   60% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 4:02pm.  

Enjoy a cinnamon roll today on...Cinnamon Roll Day!

Today is Friday, October 4, 2019, the 277nd day of the year, with 88 days remaining.  It’s the 12th day of autumn and only 396 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:08am     
  • Sunset: 6:49pm ...giving us 11 hours and 43 minutes of daylight.   30% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 1:39pm.  

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