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On this rebroadcast of Your Call, we ask: What changes when a nonprofit serving the homeless is led by people who used to be clients?

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Can an all-woman board move beyond empowerment, and get to actual power?

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how low-wage women workers are advancing protections from sexual assault.

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On this edition of Your Call, we ask: What changes when a nonprofit serving the homeless is led by people who used to be clients?

  

On this edition of Your Call, activist and scholar Dr. Janet Dewart Bell discusses her new book, Lighting the First of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, Richard Walker returns for another discussion about Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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On this edition of Your Call, investigative reporter Bernice Yeung discusses her new book, In A Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers.

 

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about farmworkers who are fasting in New York City to pressure Wendy's to join the Fair Food Program. Seventy farmworkers are fasting outside of the Manhattan hedge fund offices of Wendy's billionaire Board Chairman Nelson Peltz. They'll continue their fast until they march on Thursday to demand the chain join the Fair Food Program, which mandates better working conditions.

 

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You can’t see it, but your phone and your internet connection emits non-ionizing radiation. Scientists and doctors have been debating the health and environmental effects of radiation for years.

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From judges and politicians to public radio hosts and actors, the power of the #metoo movement has brought down a wide range of powerful men for harassment and abuse.

A special episode from Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller.

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An abandoned industrial building on the southern border of San Francisco’s Mission District is about to become the city’s newest Navigation Center.

Learning to code, sans teachers

May 30, 2017

 

On any given day across the country, there are over 600,000 openings for technology-related jobs. Over the past few years, training programs called coding boot camps have sprung up to help fill these gaps, but bootcamps are often quick, intensive and expensive.

Today's local music: Steven Bailey

May 18, 2017
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This music is the "Quartet" from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, “Rigoletto,” as performed by pianist Steven Bailey. Steven Bailey has a free performance scheduled on Sunday at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland. He'll play music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Debussy.

Today's Local Music: Minsky Duo

Feb 23, 2017
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Today’s local music features pianist Monica Chew, half of the Minsky Duo. She and the other half of the duo, a violinist known as Nato Green focus on Russian chamber music.

Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven Muslim majority countries entry into the US has sparked protests at airports across the country.

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What has changed for San Francisco’s homeless population under the city’s new homeless director Jeff Kositsky?

 


How are tech workers planning to resist Donald Trump?

Today's Local Music: Musae

Dec 8, 2016
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Our local music for today is by Musae, a women’s vocal ensemble from San Francisco. The group is a musical collective, meaning that each singer contributes to the artistic process.  

"Home is where the heart is" by darwin Bell, used under CC license BY-NC 2.0 / Image modified

 

Though it may not always make the headlines, Santa Clara County has the ninth biggest homeless population in the United States.

On the June 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our week-long series on San Francisco’s homeless crisis by opening the lines to take your questions for Jeff Kositsky.

Mary Rees

 

Street Spirit reporter Dan McMullan greets a friend at People’s Park in Berkeley.

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Meeting personal hygiene needs are hard when you're living on the street. But a new nonprofit is trying to change that. Simply the Basics launched just last year and is providing homeless shelters and nonprofits with basic hygienic needs like tampons- but also soap, toothpaste, deodorant and other personal care items that help keep people healthy, but also help them live with dignity. It’s called the Hygiene Bank. Meghan Freebeck is founder of Simply the Basics. She spoke with KALW's Hana Baba.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Hope Mohr and composer Beth Wilmurt about their collaboration for the world premiere of ‘Manifesting’, a dance theater work inspired by art manifestos, this weekend at ODC in San Francisco. Amelia Rudolph, the artistic director of Bandaloop stops by to discuss her choreography for ‘#SFPublicCanvas’, a large-scale, multi-media, vertical dance performance that premieres on June 16 on the exterior of the Hastings School of Law building on Golden Gate Avenue.  Executive director Harvey Malloy is in the studio to talk about the ongoing Berkeley Festival and Exhibition. And comedian and story teller Ady Lady talks about her one-woman show ‘From Piss to Bliss’, currently at The Marsh SF.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, June 9, at 1pm.

Laura Flynn

 

On the April 27th of Your Call, we’ll discuss the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) faculty strike. 

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: City Hall Rotunda

Jan 14, 2016

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

Daily news roundup Tuesday, January 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2016
"Gender Neutral Restroom UC Irvine" Ted Eytan, under CC license/ Resized and Cropped

 

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

 Uber cuts passenger fares, drivers cry foul // SF Examiner

“Citing low winter ridership, Uber has slashed prices in 48 cities across the U.S. While Uber says it’ll mean good things for riders and drivers alike, drivers say the prices go too far.”

 On the January 6th edition of Your Call, Computer Scientist Kentaro Toyama joins us to discuss his new book, Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology.

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On the December 8th edition of Your Call, we're talking about the role cities play in combating climate change. 

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