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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.
250 Pieces

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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When the colonists first came to America their ideal wife "was a woman who was civil and under 50 years of age." In the early seventies an ad decla...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Sandip Roy and William Dalrymple
How did just a few thousand British control the country of India?

  • Added: Dec 02, 2019
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: 2 Kali's in Kolkata during the holiday Kali Puja, Credit: Sandip Roy
While the rest of India celebrates Diwali with its sweets and fireworks, Kolkata gets ready for the arrival of the Goddess Kali, the one of the dee...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2019
  • Length: 06:00
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Many things divide a country, but it’s the overlooked, personal slights, that hurt the most.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
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Today on a special Inflection Point, we go from turning off your screens with Tiffany Shlain, author of "24/6. The Power of Unplugging One Day a We...

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Caption: Nabaneeta Dev Sen with her daughter at Antara at the Kolkata Literary Meet, Credit: Sandip Roy
Sandip Roy remembers on of India’s most beloved writers. Nabaneeta dev Sen

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
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When Eve Rodsky found herself sobbing on the side of the road over a text about blueberries, she knew something had to change. Hence began her seve...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
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Sandip speaks with filmmaker Ronny Sen about his film “Cat Sticks,” a personal and disturbing look at the ‘brown sugar’ heroin explosion at the beg...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
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Isha Clarke is an activist with Youth vs Apocalypse. You may know her from a viral video where she asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to move the Green...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
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Caption: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Credit: Bryce Vickmark for news.mit.edu
Abhijit Banerjee, an MIT economist from Kolkata, India wins a Nobel Prize for his work on alleviating global poverty.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 06:00