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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
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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: The God Ganesh at a temple in Kolkata, Credit: Sandip Roy
The Fort Bend county Republican party in Texas tried to appropriate Ganesh and discovered that you can’t lasso an elephant so easily.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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Ask any woman who’s sat through a long meeting surrounded by men, and she could tell you how exhausting it can be: we struggle to make ourselves he...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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Caption: Author Devdutt Pattanaik, Credit: Sandip Roy
Now that the Indian Supreme Court has decriminalized homosexuality, the real battles begin. The battle over what is and isn’t “Indian."

  • Added: Sep 17, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: At the Commonwealth Club of CA
After Brief But Spectacular creator Steve Goldbloom filmed 94-year-old retired English teacher Flossie Lewis and “Black Girl Magic” poet activist M...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:00
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After 157 years, the Indian Supreme court ruled rules that gay sex is not a crime.

  • Added: Sep 10, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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Sandip Roy addresses a major calamity in Kolkata.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Gabrielle Howard
What happens when teachers are given the freedom to inspire a lifelong love of learning? In this episode, I talk with Gabrielle Howard, who recentl...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:00
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Caption: A typical neem tree, Credit: exoticflora.in
Sandip remembers a bitter part of his childhood.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Katrina Lake
At age 35, Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake became the youngest female founder and CEO to take a company public in 2017. Stitch Fix is now worth ove...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: A store in India selling Independence Day memoribilia, Credit: Sandip Roy
Happy Independence Day India! Sandip Roy reflects on the changes that India has seen in the last 71 years.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 06:00