THE INTERSECTION: Dealing with drugs

This is the fourth episode of our special presentation of THE INTERSECTION, a podcast exploring change in San Francisco, one intersection at a time. Season 1 focuses on Golden Gate & Leavenworth in the Tenderloin. Check out the first, second and third here.
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Your Call: Confronting a popular culture hostile to women (especially fat, funny women)

On the February 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with writer Lindy West about feminism and pop culture.
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Daily News Roundup for Thursday, February 18, 2016

4 hours ago

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

S.F.’s St. John Coltrane Church fights eviction // SF Gate

The St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, a uniquely San Franciscan storefront ministry dedicated to the music and preachings of the soulful sax man, is facing eviction and may be gone as soon as Sunday’s sermon ends.

Stuart Tracte

Tonight at 7pm, Kamau Right Now! will be broadcast live from The Swedish American Hall in San Francisco.  W. Kamau Bell's guests will include feminist culture critic Lindy West, top Bay Area comic Kaseem Bentley, cheap living expert Broke-Ass Stuart, and San Francisco police officer Yulanda Williams. 

Nathan Johnson Photography

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Anthony Wayne: co-creator and star of Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, playing now at Brava Theater.

THE INTERSECTION: Almost gentrification-proof

7 hours ago

Today on Crosscurrents: The final installment of our series THE INTERSECTION, which looks at change in San Francisco from the vantage point of one street corner; Golden Gate and Leavenworth. Today, we hear why Dave Eggers hopes his tutoring center will benefit the neighborhood and how the Tenderloin has stayed gentrification-proof for so long.


Tune into 91.7 fm at 5 PM. Audio will be uploaded here after the show.


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  On the February 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with writer Lindy West about feminism and pop culture. 


Today's local music is by Deborah Crooks. Many adjectives could be employed to describe her sound, but we'll go with this review: "It is quite simply smart and engaging music."

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Apple opposes order to help FBI unlock phone belonging to San Bernardino shooter // L.A. Times

“Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will resist a federal judge's order to access encrypted data hidden on a cellphone that belonged to the terrorist couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino last year.

Kevin Berne.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Casey Lee Hurt and Ian Merrigan from the creative team of ‘The Unfortunates’, a darkly comic musical that currently plays at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater in San Francisco. Also, a conversation with Laura Elaine Ellis, Cherie Hill and Dazaun Soleyn, about the Black Choreographers Festival, which presents its Next Wave Choreographers Showcase this weekend at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco; and Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider shares details about his upcoming performances of the Nielsen Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony under French guest conductor Stéphane Denève.  

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1pm.


Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.  


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A thoughtful book on a controversial health issue

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016



Dying To Talk: Transforming the taboo around death

Dr. Dawn Gross wants to revolutionize the way we talk about and prepare for the end of life. Join her for a special KALW series that transforms the taboo around death.

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Almanac ~ Thursday, 2/18/16

49th day of 2016, 317 remaining Sunrise: 6:56am Sunset: 5:52pm Moonset: 3:55am Moonrise: 2:22pm, 76% of the waxing moon will be visible, heading towards a full moon on February 22.
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KALW's Winter 2016 Program Guide

Click here to see KALW's latest program guide.
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