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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


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Episodes

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

California wildfire plan / Hurricane Maria aftermath / Bay Area Beats

7/16/2019
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First up, just before legislators go on summer break, California gets a new wildfire plan . Then, an East Bay author tells the story of the aftermath of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria. And, we hear from the lead singer of an Oakland group that mixes hip-hop and punk.

Duration:00:26:49

ICE deportation / Forgiving a mother

7/15/2019
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First up, the ICE raids may not have happened last weekend, but migrant and refugee families still live in fear. We meet a Cambodian family who spent months fighting a loved one’s deportation. Then, the story of a man who learns to forgive his mother, from Solano State Prison.

Duration:00:24:48

Oakland Home Depot homeless encampment / BOUNCE / Aunt Charlie's Lounge

7/11/2019
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First, we explore tensions between a homeless encampment and a home depot in East Oakland. Then, homegrown national sportswriter Marcus Thompson discusses what it was like to cover the Warriors' last season in Oakland. And, we’re heading to the Tenderloin for this week’s Audiograph.

Duration:00:25:48

The town that refuses to die

7/10/2019
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When drinking water gets contaminated, there’s usually a polluter to blame. Most likely it’s the fault of big industry spewing out toxic fertilizers or synthetic chemicals. But in nearly 100 communities in California, this isn’t the case. They have water that is contaminated with a naturally occurring chemical: Arsenic .

Duration:00:32:00

Cooking, culture, and connection

7/9/2019
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First, we visit a restaurant in conservative rural California that relies on Bay Area diners. Then, we get a taste of some authentic Uyghur Chinese food. And, a mother and daughter bond over their love of food in the StoryCorps booth.

Duration:00:26:48

California 'use-of-force' bill / Using music to escape prison / Earthquake preparedness

7/8/2019
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First up, families of people killed by police weigh in on a bill that would change standards around the deadly use-of-force. Then, we hear how one prisoner is able to make his escape , in a new story from Uncuffed, at Solano State Prison. And, Southern California earthquakes have the Bay Area thinking about how to prepare for the Big One. Are you ready?

Duration:00:26:48

Warriors Oakland-based philanthropy / Neglecting the Bay / Audiograph: Tugs of war

7/3/2019
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First up, the Golden State Warriors are moving to San Francisco — should Oakland nonprofits be concerned the Dubs will take their donations with them ? Then, a commission with the mission to protect the Bay has neglected it . And, an annual event that marries joy to danger — it's tug of war between Bolinas and Stinson Beach.

Duration:00:26:48

High school mental health / Tony Lindsay of Santana / Pride trash aftermath

7/2/2019
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First up, Chinese-American youth change San Francisco policy about mental health services at high schools. Then, the band Santana celebrates the 20th anniversary of their album Supernatural- former lead singer Tony Lindsay tells us what it’s like to be a part of music history , and finally, a look into the trashy aftermath of the Pride Parade.

Duration:00:26:48

SF court fights Trump administration / Eritrean cuisine reimagined / Stigmatized Vietnam vets

7/1/2019
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Coming up, a San Francisco-based federal court argues with the Trump Administration over its treatment of migrant children. Then, an Eritrean life coach tries to reimagine traditional foods . And, we hear the experience of Vietnam vets who have been charged with a crime.

Duration:00:26:48

Audiograph: Songs of LGBTQ protest / "Gay Chorus Deep South" / Trans drag performers

6/27/2019
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First, we’ll hear a Bay Area signature sound that sings the song of LGBTQ resistance , then news on the SF Gay Men's Chorus tour of the South , and finally, a drag performer tells us how trans performers are othered in the art of drag .

Duration:00:26:48

Trans woman dies in ICE detention / An honest look at Junípero Serra / BOUNCE: Warriors final words

6/26/2019
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First, we’ll hear about a San Francisco-based law firm’s 20 million dollar response to a trans woman’s death in ICE detention , followed by the contested sainthood of Junípero Serra, and finally a new episode of Bounce: Warriors' final words after a season gone awry.

Duration:00:26:48

Transgender queer pioneer / Revisiting a legendary drag bar

6/25/2019
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Today, we’ll hear from a transgender queer pioneer who was on the frontline of the riot that helped spark the modern gay rights movement 53 years ago. Then, we’ll revisit a legendary drag bar in San Francisco that was home to many in the queer community until it closed.

Duration:00:26:48

Released from jail into the night / Music in prison

6/24/2019
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First up, a woman’s death shortly after being released from jail sparks demands for change . Then, stories of musicians behind bars: pianist Maimon Pony and guitarist ' Maserati E. '

Duration:00:24:50

Sex ed for johns / Bay Area Beats: Lydia Pense / Audiograph: Drag Queen Story Hour

6/20/2019
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First up, johns arrested for soliciting prostitutes sit down for an unusual kind of sex ed . Then, catch up with singer Lydia Pense on her long-lasting legacy in the Bay Area. And, it’s storytime with a twist at Drag Queen Story Hour.

Duration:00:26:48

California's clean drinking water problem / BOUNCE: Murals

6/19/2019
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First up, one million Californians don’t have clean drinking water and the state has finally reached an agreement to fund a solution. Then, the Golden State Warriors lost the NBA Finals last week, and now they’re on to an uncertain offseason. We’ll reflect with the latest episode of Bounce: the Warriors’ Last Season in Oakland .

Duration:00:24:48

An iconic gay bar changes its business model to survive gentrification

6/18/2019
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The Stud, a gay bar and performance space in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, turned 50 in 2016. But, it was also in the news that year for another reason: The owner was calling it quits after a new landlord upped the rent by nearly $6000 — from $3800 a month to $9500.

Duration:00:21:05