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Whether it’s ice cream, chocolate, pickles, or pizza, most of us know the feeling of a food craving. But some people think it’s more than that – they think we can be addicted … to food. “Addiction” is a strong word. It implies a certain loss of control, and a change in brain chemistry. That’s...
For the past week, KALW News has invited guests like NPR reporter Mandalit del Barco and SF Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll to the mic. Today, sketch comedian Rob Baedeker co-hosts a special hour-long episode of Crosscurrents with our very own Ben Trefny. Baedeker is a writer, editor, teacher, and...
If you’ve walked down Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, you’ve probably seen the vacant, rat-infested lot that sits between Amoeba and Rasputin Music. It’s been there for a quarter-century, and its history offers a lesson in the dynamics of city governments, as well as the effects of urban blight:...
KALW's Holly Kernan interviews David Weir, co-founder of the Center for Investigative Reporting who blogs about the changing media landscape and also writes about media and technology for 7x7 Magazine, of which he was the founding editor. Weir began the interview by talking about what the loss of...
A special edition of Crosscurrents with a guest host!: SF Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll. The incredible shrinking media; one of the Bay Area journalism pioneers, Belva Davis; and the sounds of whales.
KALW News continues its special week of guest co-hosts by inviting beloved San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll to the mic. Jon Carroll has written his popular weekday column since 1982, putting out more than 250 columns a year. Prior to his longstanding stint at the Chron, Carroll wrote...
San Francisco's Real Vocal String Quartet has been playing a globally-inspired version of chamber music since 2003. You can find out what that means this Sunday, September 18, at an intimate living room concert hosted by Mark Schaeffer and Debra Goldentyer in Oakland. 
When drummer and composer Eddie Marshall died last week at the age of 73, he left behind a city whose musical landscape was forever altered by his work. Known by friends as simply “Cool Al,” Marshall moved to San Francisco in 1968 and aided in the evolution of jazz through the innovative jazz-rock...
There are 16 candidates in this year’s San Francisco mayoral race, including the interim mayor, two city supervisors, and a state senator. There’s an educator, an entrepreneur, and an entertainer. The city’s public defender, city attorney, and assessor recorder. A taxi cab driver, a former...
Monday, September 12 Author reading // San Franciscans, you are going to read one book this month, and that book will be Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. Indeed, my friends, the city-wide book club One City One Book has chosen. You could rename the book club One Life, One Book and that would...
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