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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: California Pacific Medical Center is negotiating with San Francisco to build a new hospital at Van Ness and Geary.
May 11 marked the two-month anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The 9.0 quake set off a devastating tsunami, taking the lives of more t...

  • Added: May 16, 2011
  • Length: 10:08
Caption: Chinese basketball star Yao Ming is the face of WildAid's international campaign to end shark finning
Yao flew into town from Shanghai last week to receive WildAid’s International Ambassador award; the basketball star’s been working with the organiz...

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Activists gathered in Sacramento Monday as part of a weeklong demonstration against budget cuts to schools. Sixty-five protesters were arrested for...

  • Added: May 16, 2011
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Caption: First Lady Michelle Obama joined KaBOOM! in 2009 for the opening of San Francisco’s Bret Harte Elementary School playground, Credit: Photo courtesy of KaBOOM!
Think about your neighborhood. Your house. The street. Does your neighborhood have a playground? If yes, you’re one of the lucky ones. And if not, ...

  • Added: May 16, 2011
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Caption: Robert Tsutakawa spoke with his daughter Susan Tsutakawa in the San Francisco StoryCorps booth
It’s the year 1942. The United States has just joined the war in the Pacific. On the home front, the FBI is investigating and interning Japanese-Am...

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Caption: Photo courtesy of the National Farm Work Ministry. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nfwm/5535843066/
In California, many of the farm workers who harvest the state’s crops are undocumented. Their lack of legal status often means they don’t have heal...

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Caption: Bruce and Joan Stephan. Photo courtesy of StoryCorps.
Bruce Stephan is probably the luckiest San Franciscan alive. He happened to be driving across the Bay Bridge on October 17, 1989, the very moment t...

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Caption: Sisters Radhika and Ritwika Mitra, founders of Renaissance Now in Fremont, CA.
Sisters Ritwika and Radhika Mitra are 16 and 18 years old. They started a nonprofit called “Renaissance Now,” based in their Fremont home, and they...

  • Added: May 16, 2011
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Caption: Kadie Kelly, founder of the Oakland Single Parents Network, has a Master’s degree but is still struggling to find work
Now we’re going to hear from a young woman who recently completed her college education. Kadie Kelly was a stay-at-home mom when she first went bac...

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Although some economists claim that the recession is officially over, California is still experiencing a 12% unemployment rate – the second highest...

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