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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.

  • From: KALW
  • 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: 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

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  • 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
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