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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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Trinity Ordona and Desiree Thompson have been married for 22 years; their first ceremony occurred in 1988. But their same-sex marriage was not acce...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2011
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Caption: Veterinarian Marica Patchett is part of a class of recession grads – recent college graduates who are having trouble finding job
Heading to college may double your life earnings, but it’s certainly an expensive endeavor. Student loan debt is now higher than credit card debt n...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2011
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Caption: The Mitchell Kapor Foundation hosts the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation each year
As of 2009, only a quarter of 18-24 year old black men were enrolled in college. But one Oakland foundation is trying to make this a thing of the p...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2011
  • Length: 04:54
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Right now, about 1% of the adult population in the U.S. is in prison or jail. The vast majority, 95%, will not spend the rest of their lives locked...

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Caption: Students in Art Vistas at Eastin Elementary. , Credit: Hana Baba
While budget cuts in Brisbane schools mean larger class sizes or pink slips for some teachers, in many schools they also translate into eliminating...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2011
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As the school year draws to and end around the Bay, school districts are struggling with finances. Take Brisbane. It’s a small district – only two ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2011
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Caption: College of Alameda staff congratulate graduates of Violence Prevention Initative Certificate Program., Credit: Nicole Jones
Shrinking school budgets and cuts to classes and staff are serious problems that will need answering, but it's gradution season, and that's cause f...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
Caption: Ken Kirkland in his garage, where he produces homemade biodiesel from restaurant-used vegetable oil., Credit: Photo by Roisin Hunt
Gas prices have been dropping over the last few weeks, but a gallon of unleaded recently ran around $4.50 in San Francisco. Some people have resort...

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Caption: Rebecca Burgess has pledged to wear clothes made completely within 150 miles from her home
Few of us know exactly what goes into making our clothes – the chemicals, fibers, and dyes. But one Bay Area woman is determined to take localism t...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2011
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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
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