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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.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: Jan 17, 2017

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An awkward conversation with her white mother about “good white people” inspired Ijeoma Oluo to take on the unenviable task of writing one of the m...

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In the news recently, statues have been defaced and pulled down from their perches ala Saddam Hussein.

  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
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Caption: A crocodile in the Sundarbans, Credit: Sandip Roy
The Sundarbans in Bengal, India have become a speeded up version of global climate change.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
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We don’t have to win the war against Covid as much as we need to learn to make peace with its existence in our world for now.

  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
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Caption: Sandip's mango tree, Credit: Sandip Roy
When life gives you cyclones, make mango rice.

  • Added: May 26, 2020
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Eve Rodsky has spent almost a decade surveying women and men about who does what at home to understand how and why we divide up labor along gender ...

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Caption: A local vegetable vendor, Credit: Sandip Roy
The COVID-19 lockdown has forced many street vendors inside, but now the sounds of the street are returning.

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 04:30
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It’s been a rough spring with COVID-19 taking over our lives. You may know someone who’s sick, or who’s lost a loved one or their livelihood, or an...

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  • Added: May 14, 2020
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The COVID pandemic has had a terrible effect on all of us, and opened our eyes to some of those who were invisible before.

  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 06:00
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Kim Chambers is only the sixth person ever to complete the Ocean’s Seven challenge... solo. That's seven open water channel swims. Think summiting...

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  • Added: May 06, 2020
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