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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.


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  • Updated: May 31, 2007
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Context, culture and connection from around the Bay Area.

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  • Updated: Jan 04, 2011
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Stories of emerging musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area -- in their own words and music. Produced by KALW.

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  • Updated: May 20, 2014
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Diana Arbas is a student teacher at Oakland High School, and this is Diana’s radio diary of her first year of teaching.

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  • Updated: Oct 09, 2013
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KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

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  • Updated: Mar 25, 2015
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The Sights & Sounds of Bayview is a radio series featuring stories about the remarkable people who live, work, and make a positive impact in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood. This series was produced by KALW 91.7FM's storytelling project 'Hear Here', in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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  • Updated: Mar 24, 2018
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The Litography Project is an interactive and evolving map that honors the Bay Area’s literary past, present, and future.

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  • Updated: Nov 28, 2014
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The Spiritual Edge is a radio and web project from KALW Public Radio in San Francisco that will explore the innovative American spirit through the lens of spirituality and religion.

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  • Updated: Dec 29, 2014
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Stories of leading women working in STEM industries in the Bay Area. Produced by KALW.

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  • Updated: May 20, 2014
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A weekly, one-hour show about how women rise up.

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  • Updated: Aug 23, 2018

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70 years after Independence it sometimes feels as if Indians are still to develop a funny bone. Especially when it comes to politicians.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Jennifer Brea, Credit: Tommy Lau
Jennifer Brea was an avid traveler, a Harvard PhD student and a Princeton grad. She was engaged to be married to the man she loved. Then one day sh...

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Jakeri Bawcum was just five days old when she was placed in foster care. Her childhood and adolescence was tough. She shuffled between foster home...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 21:56
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Safe Time Home Sharing, a new nonprofit, is trying to alleviate the homelessness crisis by asking East Bay residents to open their homes, and tempo...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
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When Bonny Simi was 14 years old, she made a list of life goals--to be a pilot, go to college, be a TV broadcaster, be an Olympic athlete and to bu...

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Caption: A Thai temple replica for Durga Puja, Credit: Sandip Roy
It takes only a few hours to fly from Kolkata to Bangkok, and a weekend in Bangkok is quite common. But there’s very little of Thailand in Kolkata.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: SFPD outside the syringe access program on July 26, 2017., Credit: Andy Bosselman
In the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the San Francisco Police Department may be preventing injection drug users from getting clean needles. That cou...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 10:55
Caption: Bruce Davis, Zen Hospice resident, listens to guitar played by Thad Povey., Credit: JoAnn Mar
There's an increased use of live music at Bay Area’s major hospitals and hospices to bring healing and comfort to people who are near death.

  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 09:25
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New book, new intro! There are billions of people across the world who are living in poverty and 800 million people who are illiterate--two-thirds ...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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For many people, this is a time to reflect on what it means to live in the United States. The election season revealed a divided nation, and many f...

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