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KALW's mission is to provide listeners with independent, credible news and information from a variety of local, national and international sources. KALW also produces local programs that connect listeners to their communities, highlighting the music, arts and literature of the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally, the station supports the educational mission of the San Francisco Unified School District by both informing the public about the San Francisco schools and creating opportunities for student-learning in radio.


Caption: Sandip at the Grand Hotel in Nainital.
270 Pieces

Award winning writer, radio host, NPR contributor and novelist Sandip Roy brings his wit and insight to these personal audio diaries from his new life in his old home, India.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: May 18, 2015
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Exploring the art of singing with arts journalist Chloe Veltman

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2011
Caption: Rose Aguilar, Credit: Laura Flynn
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Diverse perspectives on media and the week's news.

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  • Updated: Jan 17, 2017

Latest Pieces

Caption: Sandip's mango tree, Credit: Sandip Roy
When life gives you cyclones, make mango rice.

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Eve Rodsky
Eve Rodsky has spent almost a decade surveying women and men about who does what at home to understand how and why we divide up labor along gender ...

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  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: A local vegetable vendor, Credit: Sandip Roy
The COVID-19 lockdown has forced many street vendors inside, but now the sounds of the street are returning.

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Kelsey Crowe
It’s been a rough spring with COVID-19 taking over our lives. You may know someone who’s sick, or who’s lost a loved one or their livelihood, or an...

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  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: A screen capture from Sandip Roy's Twitter feed, Credit: Sandip Roy
The COVID pandemic has had a terrible effect on all of us, and opened our eyes to some of those who were invisible before.

  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Kiim Chambers
Kim Chambers is only the sixth person ever to complete the Ocean’s Seven challenge... solo. That's seven open water channel swims. Think summiting...

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  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Irrfan Khan at a literary festival, Credit: Sandip Roy
Actor Irrfan Khan wasn’t the biggest star in Bollywood, but he was unique. Irrfan Khan died last week from endocrine cancer. He was 53.

  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Chewie makes Dalonga coffee, Credit: Sandip Roy
I had assumed the lockdown was a time when the frenetic world would finally slow down, But on my social media timeline no one has gotten the messag...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Wooden toys at a past Charak Mela festival, Credit: Sandip Roy
In the year 1427, there will be no celebration. But Sandip remembers the Bengali New Year festivities from years past, the Charak Mela.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Sandip Roy's empty street in Kolkata, Credit: Sandip Roy
For these few weeks as humans suffer, the earth is healing itself.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 06:00