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A daily news magazine. Its goal is expanding local depth reporting, at a time when most news organizations are cutting back on public interest journalism.

A daily news magazine. Its goal is expanding local depth reporting, at a time when most news organizations are cutting back on public interest journalism.
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Location:

San Francisco, CA

Description:

A daily news magazine. Its goal is expanding local depth reporting, at a time when most news organizations are cutting back on public interest journalism.

Twitter:

@KALWNews

Language:

English

Contact:

500 Mansell Street San Francisco, CA 90140 (415) 264-7106


Episodes

The Radical History of the Murals at George Washington High School

8/20/2019
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San Francisco Unified School District is back in session, and at George Washington High School, students will walk by the controversial Victor Arnautoff murals that depict images of slavery and Native American genocide.

Duration:00:25:48

Froebel's Gifts / A Prisoner's Remorse

8/19/2019
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Coming up, SFUSD is back in session today. As the kids go back to school, we’ve got a story about the surprising history of early childhood education. Learning with toys inspired by nature. Then, regret and reflection in a new story from Solano State Prison.

Duration:00:26:48

The Gull Chain Reaction / Latin Rock Band Dakila

8/15/2019
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Coming up, a story about a bird that lives in the Bay and eats our trash. Then, in Bay Area Beats , we’ll hear the story of the San Francisco band Dakila, who after more than four decades are reaching a new generation of fans .

Duration:00:25:48

Readers Reflect On Toni Morrison / Historical Significance Of Jazz / Vintage Baseball

8/14/2019
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First up, Bay Area readers express how Toni Morrison’s work changed their lives . Then, a conversation about the importance of jazz to black culture . And, we check out an old-time ballgame with wool uniforms, tiny gloves, and good sportsmanship.

Duration:00:25:48

Haight Ashbury Music Center's Last Dance / The Art Of Craftsmanship

8/13/2019
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First up, an iconic symbol of San Francisco is shutting down. The Haight Ashbury Music Center is going out of business. But the Bay Area’s still home to many people who make music … and instruments. Meet someone who fixes some of the world’s most valuable guitars. And, we talk with a San Franciscan dedicated to promoting craftsmanship around the world .

Duration:00:26:48

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo: Homelessness Is The Ethical Challenge Of Our Future

8/12/2019
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Today, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo talks about his plan to tackle the issue of homelessness in the South Bay. Plus we hear from other stakeholders. What should the Bay Area do for people living without homes? Different perspectives, today, on a special edition of Crosscurrents in partnership with the San Francisco Chronicle's SF Homeless Project.

Duration:00:26:48

Planning For Every Student / Circle Left Contra Dance / The Wave

8/8/2019
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San Francisco Unified Superintendent Vincent Matthews draws from his childhood to plan for each and every student in the district. Then, we explore the Bay through sounds in this week’s Audiograph . And, we find out where 'the wave' first started .

Duration:00:23:48

Family Members Pack Courtooms / Automating Bay Area Jobs / 99% Invisible: Airships

8/7/2019
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First up, why family members are showing up to pack Santa Clara courtrooms. Then, should we really be worrying about robots taking over our Bay Area jobs? And, how sometimes what we think will be the wave of the future… isn’t .

Duration:00:26:48

Immigrant Advocates In Daly City / California Condors / Glen Canyon Exotic Zoo

8/6/2019
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First up, we talk to advocates for a Daly City man who they say was unlawfully transferred by police to ICE custody. Then, a look inside the California Condor Recovery Program in Oakland. And, we go looking for exotic animals right here in San Francisco’s Glen Canyon Park.

Duration:00:23:48

Chronicle Talks Homelessness With Mayor Breed / Uncuffed "Working With Feelings"

8/5/2019
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Mayor London Breed talks about her plan to tackle the issue of homelessness in San Francisco. Then, the meaning behind some prison slang .

Duration:00:26:48

Can Cows And Elk Coexist In Point Reyes? / Best Places To Eat In East Oakland

8/1/2019
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First, a battle over elk and cows in Point Reyes National Seashore comes to a head this summer. Then, we dig into the best places to eat in East Oakland .

Duration:00:25:48

Black Women Challenging Mental Health Stigma

7/31/2019
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First up, an Oakland group is helping black women fight the stigma associated with mental illness. Then, one woman’s Bay View on how support from her mother helped her cope with depression as a kid. And, how motherhood changed one Oakland musician’s career .

Duration:00:26:48

The History Of Sausal Creek / Russian River Salmon

7/30/2019
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First up, the historical significance behind a special creek in East Oakland. Then, we’ll drop into the Russian River, counting salmon .

Duration:00:25:48

Tech Training In East Oakland / Shakespeare In Prisons

7/29/2019
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First up, tech training centers in Oakland are empowering their students and the community around them. Then, stories from people making theater inside prison — and, a former prisoner making theater on the outside.

Duration:00:26:48

Closing the acheivement gap / 'Black enough' / St. John Coltrane Church

7/25/2019
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First up, we meet State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and ask him about his goals . Then, a drag queen struggles with authentic blackness in the drag scene. And, an Audiograph celebrating the 50th anniversary of the St. John Coltrane Church.

Duration:00:25:48

Asylum Seekers / Black Muslim Women

7/24/2019
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First up, a San Francisco judge is hearing a case today that could block one of Trump’s most aggressive attacks on asylum seekers. And, Muslim American women have to face Islamophobia, but when you’re also black, it’s even more complicated .

Duration:00:23:48

Facial Recognition Technology / The Nod / Bay Area Henna Artist

7/23/2019
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First up, why Oakland became the third city in the country to ban facial recognition software from policing. Then, we explore why and when black people nod to each other on the street. And, a henna artist takes a modern approach to an ancient art form.

Duration:00:26:48

W. Kamau Bell / Ghost prophecy

7/22/2019
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First up, comedian W. Kamau Bell explains why sometimes he has felt 'not black enough.’ And, in a story from Solano State Prison, a grandmother’s ghost gives a chilling prophecy .

Duration:00:24:48

From Mexico to the Castro: Hector Romero sought asylum to save his life

7/18/2019
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In the past decade, over 1,800 trans and gender-diverse people have been reported murdered in Latin America. Probably hundreds more were never reported.

Duration:00:24:48

The Port Chicago 50: An Oral History

7/17/2019
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Seventy-five years ago, today, on July 17th, 1944, two Liberty ships anchored at the Port Chicago Munitions Case near San Francisco, exploded. 390 men were injured. 320 men died. It was the worst homefront disaster of World War II.

Duration:00:25:59