Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? May...05/22/15
This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound...
Crosscurrents: May 21, 2015
A special edition of Crosscurrents with guest-host Matt Martin! Fine tuning: the art of guitar making; How activists are reviving a historic waterway in...
Robots for humanity: how technology is changing the life...
Henry Evans and his wife Jane live high up in the Los Altos foothills. To get there you have to drive up twisting roads with steep switchback turns. On...
Fine tuning: the art of guitar making
For the person accustomed to playing a factory model, a guitar from the hand of a skilled luthier is always a revelation. The tone, action,...
How activists are reviving a historic waterway in...
The sun is beating down on Islais Creek, a small marine channel in Hunters Point that opens out into the Bay. Homeless camps, graffiti, and factories...
Crosscurrents: May 20, 2015
Being on lockdown in San Quentin, "passing" in terms of how one speaks, and reading braille.
Is braille relevant in a digital age?
Marco Salsiccia is a huge movie buff. He owns hundreds of DVDs. They fill his small apartment in the Sunset District. Some are piled on his dining room...
The problem with "sounding white"
We are always adjusting the way we sound. It especially depends on the social situation we are in. Linguists call it "code switching," a term...
Can you educate with comedy? Jokes from The Comedians With...
It’s Thursday night and Nina G is about to get on stage for a comedy set. “I'm a little too overwhelmed to be anxious,” she tells me before taking the...
San Quentin Prison Report: How an introvert became a...
Jonathan Chiu is an inmate at San Quentin State Prison. He was born in Hong Kong in 1982 and moved to the United States with is family when he was...
Crosscurrents: May 19, 2015
Comedy Show! Comedians with Disabilities, a comedian inside San Quentin, standups, you name it we go it!
Crosscurrents: May 18, 2015
A special Gettin' Around! edition of Crosscurrents with guest host Mr. Geoffrey!
Crosscurrents: May 14, 2015
Sports show!!! The Spanish-language broadcasters of the San Francisco Giants, the Giants ballpark organist, and the Ice Guy.
Candlestick memory: Caroline Hickson
As a child in the 60’s, Caroline Hickson rode the bus with a friend all the way to Candlestick Park to watch Giants baseball games.
Introducing The Specialist: Ice Guy
We’re thrilled to give you a sneak peek at a new podcast we’re working on here at KALW: “The Specialist” is about work you don’t know about and the...
Jonrón! Los Gigantes on the air
One of the joys of baseball is listening to games on the radio. There’s the sound of the crowd, the crack of the bat, the 7th inning stretch … all...
Crosscurrents: May 13, 2015
A Spiritual Edge membership campaign show!
Witching to find water
The lack of rain has forced California farmers and wine makers to turn from the sky to the ground to find water. It’s down there, but you have to know...
How to be transgender in prison
There are often situations in life when you might want or need a how-to manual, but none exists. One harsh example would be adjusting to life in prison...
Crosscurrents: May 12, 2015
A special How To Do Things edition of Crosscurrents featuring guest host D'Arcy Drollinger! -- Witching to find water; How to be transgender in prison;...
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