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Freise Brothers

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, we raise the virtual curtain of the Corona Radio Theater for the third part of The Machine Stops, a short story by E.M. Forster, presented by members of theater company Word for Word. Host David Latulippe checks in with founding artistic director and actor Susan Harloe; and he talks with video artists John Sanborn and Agnès Guillaume about All Roads Lead, their joint show at gallery 836M in San Francisco. Plus: reading suggestions for the new year, and a tribute to espionage novel author John le Carré by Open Air’s regular contributor Peter Robinson. 

‘Real Life’ From a Queer Black Perspective

Dec 20, 2020
Bill Adams

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.


Supreme Court Signals Plan To Uphold The ACA. How Will Biden Expand It?

Nov 11, 2020
Doug Mills/The New York Times

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the future of the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard yet another challenge to the law. Overturning the ACA would strip health insurance from more than 20 million people. 

'The Fight' Documents The ACLU's Legal Battle With The Trump Administration

Aug 13, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with the directors of

The Fight, a new documentary that follows a team of ACLU attorneys as they sue the Trump administration over reproductive freedom, trans rights, child separation, and voting rights.

Amy Harris/Rex/Shutterstock

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing police brutality against protesters and journalists. ProPublica has compiled nearly 70 videos showing police abusing their power. On the first Saturday after George Floyd was killed, The Washington Post reports that from May 28 to June 2, at least 12 people lost vision in one eye after being struck by police munitions.