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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

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2011
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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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Keith Raskin has been driving a taxi in San Francisco for 31 years, but now, with the down economy, he says it's harder than ever to earn a living ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2011
  • Length: 04:02
Caption: Harmeet Dhillon is the chairwoman of San Francisco’s Republican Party.
San Francisco’s Republican Party has a new chair, and it’s not your average Republican. Let’s take some demographical statistics of GOP supporters....

  • Added: Apr 06, 2011
  • Length: 06:54
Caption: hough he died in 1961, author Dashiell Hammett's manuscripts are still being discovered.
What do the city of San Francisco, a long lost manuscript, and a Mediterranean bird of prey have in common? Well, they’re all part of the legend of...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2011
  • Length: 07:43
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Caption: Measure Y is a Violence Prevention initiative designed to provide easily accessible services to Oakland residents.
In Oakland, there are many strategies at play in the struggle to stem violent crime, which has actually decreased in recent years, though it’s stil...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2011
  • Length: 05:31
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This is the story of the underdog team that was always pushing the envelope when it came to fashion, to nicknames and to hairstyles … on their face...

Bought by North State Public Radio

  • Added: Apr 04, 2011
  • Length: 01:00:00
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In the Bay Area, Yemeni-Americans are mostly young men, mostly in the East Bay, and often in the business of managing or owning the family corner s...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2011
  • Length: 06:30
Caption: Producer Max Jacobs with the World Series trophy
At KALW News, we're still celebrating the San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series victory. As part of it, we created an hour-long documentary all a...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Apr 04, 2011
  • Length: 05:28
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Caption: Percussionist Mary Ellen Donald
When Mary Ellen Donald was eight years old, she fell in love with the piano. Around that same time, she was also diagnosed with macular degeneratio...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2011
  • Length: 07:12
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Call-ins bring violent offenders face to face with police and attorneys so they can access services such as education and employment training. Soun...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2011
  • Length: 10:18
Caption: Investigative reporter Thomas Peele, The Chauncey Bailey Project and the Bay Area News Group
Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey was gunned down on the morning of August 2, 2007 as he was walking to work. This past Monday, the jury was sele...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:02