KALW

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KALW is rooted in the Bay Area and inspired by the world. We create and curate programming that is informative, innovative, inclusive, and entertaining. We nurture new and underrepresented voices. Our goal is to engage the individual and strengthen the connections between us.


With its diverse leadership and staff, and the voices of the communities we serve, KALW Public Media is on a mission to inspire audiences and tell the human story in all its breadth and richness. Justice, equity, and community creation are at the heart of everything KALW does.
The station is shaping public media’s future by building upon its legacy for innovation and what’s next, as well as by training, nurturing and amplifying local voices and makers. The station will continue to seek out and showcase the best from around the globe, and serve as an essential and trusted source for news, music, culture, podcasting and digital media.

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

  • From: KALW
  • 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
Caption: Student teacher Diana Arbas in her classroom.
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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.

  • From: KALW
  • Updated: May 20, 2014
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New for 2023! A five part 6 minute mini-series for Women's History Month. 2015-2020: A weekly, one-hour show about how women rise up.

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  • Updated: Feb 22, 2023

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Caption:  City activists are painting sidewalks hoping to encourage more street life in Kolkata., Credit: Sandip Roy
Kolkata is often regarded as a city that has slipped behind other metropolises in India when it comes to money and industry. But the country's crim...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: A billboard in Kolkata uses his own catchphrase to bid farewell to India's first radio superstar Ameen Sayani., Credit: Sandip Roy
Sandip Roy remembers his childhood radio guru. Amen Sayani died last week at the age of 91.

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Caption: Photo courtesy the Chitresh Das Institute
Pandit Chitresh Das is credited with bringing the Indian classical dance of kathak to America. Now the Chitresh Das Institute takes it back on tour...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Scenes from Year of the Dragon celebrations in Kolkata
Kolkata has India's only Chinatown. The Chinese community is dwindling but they still put up a good show for the Chinese New Year. Sandip got  a ta...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Tamil writer Perumal Murugan (center) conversed with his moderator at the Kolkata Literary Meet via an interpreter, Credit: Sandip Roy
Lit fests in India have historically been rather Anglophone affairs but now translated works of Indian literature are finding a much bigger place i...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: A queue on a rainy evening for author autographs and books at the Kolkata Literary Meet. , Credit: Sandip Roy
As lit fest’s, lit meets, literary carnivals pop up all over India, 3 in Kolkata alone in a month, some wonder whether whether this is about books ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: A building in the Hatibagan neighborhood in North Kolkata, Credit: Sandip Roy
Sukumar Ray is sometimes called the Edward Lear of Bengal. Abol Tabol his book of nonsense rhymes was part of my growing up. And I dare say every B...

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Caption: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a beach in Lakshadweep, Credit: Twitter account of Narendra Modi @NarendraModi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's images of the Indian islands of Lakshadweep triggered a social media spat with the Maldives.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Dancers at the Rainbow Literature Festival in New Delhi
Though the plea to recognize same-sex marriage was quashed by the Indian Supreme Court, queer life continues to bloom in India in many different co...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Benigna Chilla and Sandip with her artwork Birds and Flowers for Reba at Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi , Credit: Bishan Samaddar
When artist Benigna Chilla got a frayed sari, more than six decades old, from Sandip's mother it set the stage for an artistic conversation that sp...

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