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Friday, January 27th - 12:00pm
Posted on 1/20/2017

On the next Method to the Madness, Friday, January 27th @ noon, innovative sociologist and professor emerita at UC Berkeley, Arlie Russell Hochschild, talks with Method to the Madness host Lisa Kiefer about her book Strangers in Their Own Land- Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a 2016 National Book Award finalist that explores the role of emotion in the divisive politics separating our major political parties and what we can do to cross the empa

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Monday, January 23rd - 11:59pm
Posted on 1/17/2017

Tune in to Radio Dunya on Monday, January 23rd @ 11:59PM as DJ Amazing Grace presents recent hard rock finds from Algeria, New Wave, 60s garage, and brutal metal from South Africa, poppy love tunes from Kenya, and a generous helping of songs from Nigeria.

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Thursday, February 2nd - 10:00am
Posted on 1/13/2017

Equal parts Bay Area Funk, California Soul, and Vintage Rock n' Roll, The Sweet Plot creates timeless music that cultivates the best of tradition with a unique and organic twist. Join DJ Will Sherwin on Thursday, February 2nd @ 10AM when hosts the local five-piece band for an in-studio interview!

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Friday, January 20th - 12:00pm
Posted on 1/13/2017

On the next Method to the MadnessFriday, January 20th @ noon, host Lisa Kiefer interviews third year Yale law students Scout Katovich of the Bay Area, Allison Frankel of Massachusetts, and Hillary Vedvig of Wisconsin, authors of a new report called Forced Into Breaking the Law: The Criminalization of Homelessness in Connecticut, available on the 

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Monday, January 16th - 2:00pm
Posted on 1/11/2017
Oakland post punk rippers, Mall Walk, drop by the KALX studios on Monday, January 16th @ 2PM for a live performance and interview hosted by DJ Poindexter! Tune in to learn more about the local trio's history and their recently released debut LP, Funny Papers (Mt.St.Mtn.).
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Sunday, January 29th - 1:30pm
Posted on 1/10/2017

Join DJ Velvet Einstein on Sunday, January 29th @ 1:30PM when he interviews Iranian-American contemporary classical music composer, pianist and educator based in San Francisco, Sahba Aminikia! Tune in to hear about Amininkia's current role in the upcoming 2017 Kronos Festival along with samples of the composer's most recent work.

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Friday, January 13th - 12:00pm
Posted on 1/9/2017

On Friday, January 13th @ noon, Method to the Madness host Niklas Lollo interviews Bike East Bay Executive Director Renee Rivera, who works toward a vision where "bicycles are well integrated into the transportation system and are a key part of our thriving communities." On the show, we traverse the history of bicycling advocacy, discuss Bike East Bay's recent efforts towards inclusive and accessible biking, and take a look at how bicycling advocacy can fit with

Tuesday, January 24th - 11:59pm
Posted on 1/9/2017

From the Meters to Eater, from Gloria Jones to Swell Maps, handclaps are the percussive sound in so many songs that slay. It's one of DJ I Don't Karen's musical obsessions, chronicled on her Songs with Handclaps blog. Tune in to Midnight Express on Tuesday, January 24th @ 11:59PM to hear her play some of her favorite handclap songs.

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Monday, January 16th - 12:01am to Sunday, January 22nd - 11:59pm
Posted on 1/6/2017

Tune in to your mighty KALX 90.7FM between Monday, January 16th and Sunday, January 22nd to hear your favorite DJs spin their favorite releases of 2016. Check out the current lists here!

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Wednesday, January 11th - 11:00am
Posted on 1/5/2017

Tune in on Wednesday, January 11th @ 11AM when DJ Sex 14s hosts Bay Area dynamic duo, Amendola vs. Blades, for an in-studio performance and interview! Together, Scott Amendola (drums) and Wil Blades (organ) conjure up a variety of styles ranging from swingin' old school jazz and funk to rock and more experimental sounds.  Every performance is an adventure for both the audience and the band.