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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: 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
Caption: Randolph Martinez is a member of the Veterans Alliance club at the City College of San Francisco. , Credit: Laura Flynn
As veterans return to school to take advantage of the new GI Bill, many have found that campuses often aren’t ready to handle the administrative de...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:55
Caption: Postcard mural from SF's Mission District., Credit: Flickr photo by Franco Folini. http://www.flickr.com/photos/livenature/2556769885/
There are so many musical tributes to San Francisco, in fact, that it is perhaps the only city in the country, and maybe in the world, with not one...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:53
Caption: Barbara Thompson, right, is the director of the DOD's Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth. Photo by Elaine Wilson
Military families like Tracy Crawford’s are becoming more and more common, though the challenges they face remain. That’s being acknowledged by man...

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  • Added: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 06:39
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Caption: Retired Navy Commander Zoe Dunning rides in the SF Pride Parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal in 2010., Credit: Anthony Loverde
It’s been less than a year since “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed, and soon, gays and lesbians can come out – or go in – to the military withou...

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  • Added: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 06:43
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The U.S. military is changing. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has been repealed, more women are serving, and the structure of military families is changin...

  • Added: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 05:37
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Yesterday morning, May 23, the Supreme Court ruled that California must reduce its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates to correct the...

  • Added: May 24, 2011
  • Length: 08:32
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The movie Milk, based on the life of former city supervisor Harvey Milk, took home two Oscars a couple years ago. Sean Penn won Best Actor for his ...

  • Added: May 23, 2011
  • Length: 02:47
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San Francisco’s Castro District may still be licking its wounds after The Advocate, a national gay publication, declared early this year that San F...

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  • Added: May 23, 2011
  • Length: 06:51
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Caption: Hunters Point Boys and Girls Club chef Monica Baghwan posts the recipe for the day: West African Jalaf rice
If you’re a parent, you may have noticed that your child’s school curriculum features more and more food-centered topics such as gardening, nutriti...

  • Added: May 19, 2011
  • Length: 07:02