KALW

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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.

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  • Updated: May 31, 2007
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Context, culture and connection from around the Bay Area.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2011
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Stories of emerging musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area -- in their own words and music. Produced by KALW.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: May 20, 2014
Caption: Student teacher Diana Arbas in her classroom.
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Diana Arbas is a student teacher at Oakland High School, and this is Diana’s radio diary of her first year of teaching.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: Oct 09, 2013
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KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: Mar 25, 2015
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The Sights & Sounds of Bayview is a radio series featuring stories about the remarkable people who live, work, and make a positive impact in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood. This series was produced by KALW 91.7FM's storytelling project 'Hear Here', in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: Mar 24, 2018
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The Litography Project is an interactive and evolving map that honors the Bay Area’s literary past, present, and future.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: Nov 28, 2014
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The Spiritual Edge is a radio and web project from KALW Public Radio in San Francisco that will explore the innovative American spirit through the lens of spirituality and religion.

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  • Updated: Dec 29, 2014
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Stories of leading women working in STEM industries in the Bay Area. Produced by KALW.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: May 20, 2014
Caption: Lauren Schiller, Host, Credit: Frank King
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A weekly, one-hour show about how women rise up.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: Aug 23, 2018

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Caption: Fisherman Joe MacEnulty unloads salmon from the Melissa Jo at Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton-by-the-Sea. , Credit: Matthew Sumner
This spring marks the first time in three years that fishermen have been able to land Sacramento River Chinook since salmon populations crashed in ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2011
  • Length: 07:13
Caption: U Agga Nya Na, an activist monk who led an uprising against the Burmese military regime., Credit: Robert Fuller
Last November, hundreds took to the streets of San Francisco to protest the Burmese election. According to the U.S. Census, there are more than 9,0...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:01
Caption: Small business owner and Peruvian immigrant Jessica Ortega qualified for a car loan after joining a cesta lending circle
Since the banking crisis of 2008, major lenders have become much more cautious about giving out loans. That’s left many people who have low or no c...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: For his album “Floating World, Volume One,” musician Aaron Novik composed songs based on writings of Adobe Books patrons
A lot of people these days hold down multiple jobs just to make ends meet. San Francisco resident Aaron Novik is a musician, a composer, an illustr...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:50
Caption: Darlene Harris, a survivor of leukemia, is an honoree for Team in Training
Being diagnosed with an illness connected to death – like cancer – can be life shattering. Or, it can be a reason to reflect on life, and for many,...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 08:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Bicycle Wheel Harp at the “Sound – Hearing” exhibit at the SF Exploratorium., Credit: Photo courtesy of the Exploratorium
So far in KALW News’ series of conversations about sound, we’ve taken you to the planetarium of the California Academy of Sciences, and to the uniq...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 07:12
  • Purchases: 1
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BART closes just after midnight every night of the week, including on weekends when people like Pat Long stay out late. It’s been that way for 35 y...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 06:34
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Marine reservist Nina D’Amato used to teach in East Palo Alto as part of Teach for America and served as assistant principal at AP Giannini Middle ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 08:38
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Last week, a new law debuted that’s supposed to save the state millions of dollars a year. The new law, passed last year, is called “medical parole...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:31
Caption: Air Force veteran Eddie Falcon is president of the Bay Area Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War
In the ‘60s and ‘70s, the Bay Area was a center for activism against the war in Vietnam. Some of those protestors happened to be returning veterans...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 06:39