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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe talks with Frameline director Paul Struthers, about Frameline 44, the world’s largest virtual LGBTQ+ film festival, which starts this week; Peter Robinson reviews books about Donald Trump; and we raise the virtual curtain of Open Air’s Corona Radio Theater for Episode 6 of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s summer podcast series Tales of the Resistance

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This week on Open Air, Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe talk with Robert James, director of the film Mrs. Vera's Daybook, which premieres on July 27 on KQED; as part of our Corona Radio Theater, we present Episode 2, Novice Nurse: Susie Terse!, of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s summer series Tales of the Resistance; and Peter Robinson shines his unique light on cultural affairs from around the Bay Area. 

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This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Michael Patrick Gaffney (pictured) about his original one-man show, The Oldest Living Cater Waiter, which runs through July 9 at the Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St.) in San Francisco.

Your Call: San Francisco Mime Troupe Launches “Walls”

Jul 5, 2017
San Francisco Mime Troupe

For the past 58 years, the San Francisco Mime Troupe has been fighting oppression by creating socially relevant theater and making us laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life. 

If you’ve never seen the Mime Troupe, they’re not actual mimes. They use the word 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. They talk. They sing. And they make a lot of noise. 

This year's performance, 'Walls,' asks: How can a nation of mostly immigrants declare war on immigration?

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actor and playwright Don Reed, about his autobiographical show ‘East 14th’, running through July 30 at The Marsh Berkeley, in which he discusses his upbringing in 1970s Oakland, resisting the evangelical recruiting by his Jehovah’s Witness stepfather and dealing with his real father, not knowing Dad was a pimp.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Our guest is Oakland-based vocal activist Melanie DeMore. DeMore told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay.


This week David talks with conductor Edwin Outwater about the San Francisco Symphony's "Summer with the Symphony" concert offerings - you'll also hear about this week's symphony performances of Mahler's "Symphony No. 2" from the two vocal soloists involved, mezzo Kelley O'Connor and soprano Karina Gauvin; 

Could this be our last election?

Aug 22, 2012
Fletcher Oakes

Big money is a big issue in this election. Since the U.S. Supreme Court made its decision in the Citizens United case, an unlimited amount of corporate money is flowing into the so-called “Super PACs” that support political candidates.