Guest: Andrej Grubacic, former teacher at the University of Rojava and is the founding Chair of Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Andrej talks with Mitch about Rojava the autonomous, mostly Kurdish region of Northeastern Syria.   From Dissent magazine: “Turkey’s invasion of Rojava is not only a source of … Continued




Oakland art-rock duo Grex performs live on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, Sep. 19

Karl Evangelista (guitar, voice, percussion, electronics) and Rei Scampavia (keyboard, voice, percussion, electronics) are Grex. Their most recent album is Electric Ghost Parade, so you’ll probably hear some of that music as they play a live-broadcast in-studio concert, but they also promise to debut “some brand new slabs of explosive art rock and electronic sound.” … Continued



Ariel Wang and Briget Boyle perform live on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, September 12

Bay Area singer-songwriter, guitarist (and classical violinist) Ariel Wang is about to release a new album, Bridges, and celebrate it with a show at the Starry Plough in Berkeley on Saturday, Sep. 14. As a preview, she and her band–Lewis Patzner, cello; Terrell Liedstrand, mandolin and vocals; Tim DeCillis, drums; Kevin Gordon, bass; Matt Montgomery, violin; … Continued


Living/Dying project with Dale Borglum

Kris Welch speaks with Dale Borglum of the Living/Dying project about the new documentary on Ram Dass, Becoming Nobody and about Dale’s work offering spiritual support to people who are dying and that means all of us. More info at: https://www.livingdying.org/intro/  


Talk It Out Radio, Sun, 9/1, 7pm: COMPANIONSHIP AND CONNECTION

Non Violent Communication can help us connect across differences but it can also help us more deeply experience the companionship and understanding that comes with being heard by others in similar situations.  Host, Marlena Willis, is joined by members of her Chronic Illness and Disability Non Violent Communication Practice Group that happens on a conference … Continued


Tod Dickow with Charged Particles Play the Music of Michael Brecker on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22

The Hear and Now, hosted by Derk Richardson, welcomes the Northern California jazz trio Charged Particles, with guest saxophonist Tod Dickow, to the KPFA performance studio for an in-studio concert, broadcast live and engineered by Tony Ferro. Formed in the early 1990s, and taking its name from a Chick Corea composition, the trio is anchored … Continued