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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.
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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.

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

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  • 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

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Caption: Larry Rand spoke with his partner Jonathan Fuchs in the San Francisco StoryCorps booth located in the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Credit: Photo courtesy of StoryCorps
About a century ago, thousands of immigrants coming to America from the Far East made their first stop at Angel Island. The way station for newcome...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
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Police have a prominent role in society – the good, the bad, and the sometimes ugly. And one group of law enforcement officers also have a lot of p...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 05:30
Caption: Paper targets for sale at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Cow Palace in Daly City., Credit: Photo by Audrey Dilling
Gun control is a loaded issue around the country. Here in San Francisco, the laws are pretty strict: If you own a gun, you must keep it locked up. ...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 06:16
Caption: Mark Smith is BART’s independent police auditor, Credit: Photo courtesy of BART
When Oscar Grant was shot and killed by BART policeman Johannes Mehserle two-and-a-half years ago, the BART police force was heavily scrutinized an...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 06:45
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We’re three-and-a-half years into the Great Recession, and nearly a quarter of recent college graduates are unemployed in the United States. And 40...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 03:15
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As recent graduates struggle to find jobs, they do so with an alarming amount of student debt. Education debt has now surpassed the nation’s credit...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 09:03
Caption: Conceptual artist and philosopher Jonathon Keats will take you on a trip to outer space – so to speak, Credit: Photo by Jen Dessinger
Jonathon Keats is a writer, a philosopher, and an artist – a conceptual artist, who plays with people’s sense of time, money, and yes, space. Those...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 07:36
Caption: Oakland's Creative Growth Art Center provides a space for adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves
Art can be extraordinary. It can convey beauty ... imagination ... and wonder. For some artists, it can literally communicate what their words can...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 05:02
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Remember when your parents told you to look both ways before crossing the street? It’s good advice – and not just for kids. In San Francisco, cross...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 06:29
Caption: Rock Star Pedaler, Credit: Photo by Celeste Lindhall
San Francisco is a notoriously bike-friendly town. The famous critical mass ride began right here in 1992. Now, on any given day or night you can f...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 06:59