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Dance Mission Theater Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with 'Adelante'

Nov 6, 2019
Dance Mission Theater


On this edition of Your Call, we speak with members of San Francisco’s Dance Mission Theater in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

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President Trump’s had both strong rhetoric and policies on immigration during his presidency. One way that immigrants’ lives are impacted is through remittances — money sent from the U.S. to other countries. 

Courtesy of Theo Aytchan Williams

Theo Aytchan Williams was walking through Oakland when he heard African drumming. The beat stayed in his and hasn’t left. Now he’s sharing his love for music and dance as founder of Samba Funk.

Bay View: Why the Galeria de la Raza matters

Nov 20, 2018
Courtesy of Galeria de la Raza

We’re introducing a new semi-regular segment—Bay Views. It’s a chance for you—folks from our community of listeners and makers—to share your thoughts about our changing city and region. 

Liza Veale

 

Today, San Francisco began construction on a housing development in Mission Bay, a complex that will house 62 homeless veterans and 59 low-income families.

The weather did not stop housing leaders from gathering under a muddy tent to celebrate.

 

“Thanks for coming out in the rain,” said Michael Blecker of Swords to Plowshares, the veterans' services organization. “And, of course the folks who will be living here will be out of the rain.”

Latino communities remember Alex Nieto through art and activism

Feb 7, 2018
Josiah Luis Alderte

 

Alex Nieto was a young Latino from San Francisco who was shot at 59 times by four San Francisco police officers on the night of March 21, 2014, in Bernal Heights Park. All four officers were later acquitted of all charges.  

Choreographer Keith Hennessy: Sights & Sounds

Nov 30, 2017
Michael Rauner

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Choreographer Keith Hennessy will be opening his new solo show Sink at the Joe Goode Annex. He told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

 

San Francisco-based choreographers Kat Cole and Eric Garcia are the directors of Detour Dance, a company that creates multidisciplinary performance and film with an emphasis on social justice.

Did you know that you have the power to hit the pause button on new construction projects in San Francisco?

"San Francisco-Mission District" by CC Flickr user emile lombard, resized and recropped

San Francisco’s Mission District has a historically rich Mexican heritage.

Photo courtesy of Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group

This story originally aired in November of 2016.

On September 10, 2016 football players from Mission High School in San Francisco were headed to a game in Redwood City. They were led by San Francisco Chronicle 2015 football player of the year Niamey Harris, a 17-year-old senior quarterback from Bayview.

"Balmy Alley", by Jorge Moran, used under CC license/ resized and cropped

Host Joseph Pace delves into the Mission District’s colorful political, cultural and artistic history with author, professor and San Francisco native, Cary Cordova.

Lola M. Chavez, resized and recropped

In the world of street art, painting over somebody else’s work — especially one connected to the local community — is sacrilegious.

 

Laura Waxmann, resized and recropped

 

 

Susan Cervantes

40 years ago Susan Cervantes and her husband Luis founded Precita Eyes Muralists in San Francisco's Mission District.

Sights & Sounds: Jesselito Bie

May 18, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dancer and choreographer Jesselito Bie told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Susan Cervantes

May 4, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Co-founder and director of Precita Eyes Susan Cervantes told KALW’s Jen Chien about three wonderful events happening around the Bay this weekend.

 

Dancer and choreographer Rulan Tangen believes that “to dance is to live, to live is to dance.” You can see this idea manifested in her dance company, Dancing Earth, which she founded in 2004 after surviving cancer.

 

Hey Area: Where are the Mission's buried waterways?

Mar 13, 2017
Image source: http://bit.ly/2nxZBVA

Does a river run through it? 

That's the question that listener Milena Fiore posed to KALW's collaborative news project Hey Area. In this short-answer segment, she speaks with Ginny Stearns, an amateur historian and Mission Creek Creek Conservancy board member, to learn the answer.

How are artists addressing today’s social and political issues?

We’ll have a conversation with Krissy Keefer, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Dance Brigade. For 40 years, the iconic San Francisco multi-racial dance troupe of women has explored the intersection between art and social issues.

Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation announced its annual list of fellowship awards, often known as the “genius” awards, and one of this year’s winners is San Francisco-based José Quiñonez.

StoryCorps: Our Mission No Eviction

Oct 26, 2016

Roberto Hernandez is a leader of the "Our Mission No Eviction" campaign, and he's seen plenty of change come to his neighborhood. A lot of people in his community have been forced to leave the Mission over the last few years. 

Mission families displaced by fire still searching for home

Sep 15, 2016
Hannah Kingsley-Ma

Marcela Cordova had just finished dinner with her daughter when she started hearing the sirens. They sounded like they were getting closer and closer, so she told her daughter to stay put and opened the front door.

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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:

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016
"San Francisco China Town” by Flickr user Loïc Lagarde, used under CC / Resized and cropped

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

Crime: In rare occurrence, big three Bay Area cities see similar midyear homicide counts // San Jose Mercury News

"Halfway through the year, the homicide numbers of the Bay Area's three largest cities have reached a rare occurrence: They're nearly the same.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
"Patriot homeless (San Francisco)" by Ignacio Munguía, used under CC license/Resized

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

San Francisco voters may ban homeless encampments // SF Examiner

"San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to ban homeless encampments and empower police officers to remove them within 24 hours.

5/24: Stories from San Francisco

May 24, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.


Todd Whitney

 

If you have walked the streets of the Bay Area recently -- you might have seen posters featuring the names and faces of Oscar Grant, Renisha McBride, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, among others. 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
"BART to Berkeley", Austin Cross, used under CC license, cropped and resized

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

BART police want to read your license plate // East Bay Times

"BART police have quietly purchased and installed two automatic license plate readers at the MacArthur station and hope to launch a pilot program with the aim of eventually installing the technology at every station.

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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 Michelle Lynch Reynolds: program director at Dancers’ Group which presents Bay Area Dance Week kicking off on 4/22.

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