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One of the most creative and versatile programmers in radio, Dore is an advocate for cross-pollinating music. He is producer/host of Tangents, a program that explores the bridges connecting various styles of music, including world and roots music, and creative jazz hybrids.
Dore also produces a political segment within Tangents called Gaza Corner.
Stein has also written news analysis regarding Turkey and Kurdistan for the on-line news source for independent commentary, Truthout.
Stein's unusual background bridges commercial and non-commercial radio,
dating back to commercial free-form rock radio at legendary WQBK in
Albany, New York. After several years, Dore transitioned into a
short-lived career as a documentary producer. His television
documentary "Nicaragua: Another Bay of Pigs?" was aired on PBS. Stein
moved from New York to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1984 working as a
video producer but was anxious to get back on radio. The opportunity
presented itself at Bay Area jazz outlet KCSM in 1985 and Tangents was
born. While producing Tangents, Dore was Music Director at KKSF, where
he was a five time Gavin Award nominee. Stein brought Tangents to KALW
(SF, 91.7fm, kalw.org) in 1995 and later to Paris based Mondomix.com and is currently webcast on Berlin based Multicult.fm.
Beginning in 2005 a new chapter emerged as Dore began producing annual Tangents Turkey Music Tours. In a climate of ignorance and misperceptions regarding Islamic culture, Dore believes the best way to learn about other cultures is through travel and music. Dore arranged a full concert itinerary featuring a who's who of Anatolian artists including Sabahat Akkiraz, Taksim Trio, Cenk Erdogan, Okay Temiz and the late Selim Sesler.
to dangerous and unstable conditions in Turkey and the
government's crack down on human rights, the Tangents Turkey Music
Tour was discontinued after 2014.
Tangents Greece Music Tours started in October, 2017. The same concept applies with about 12 concerts in 17 nights featuring the cream of the Greece music scene traveling throughout mainland Greece and Crete. The 2017 tour featured Ross Daly, Kristi Stassinopoulou and Haig Yazdjian, among many others.
In addition to music and travel, Dore's other major passion is softball. He has played in the San Francisco Softball league for 25+ years. A resident of San Francisco's Portola neighborhood, Dore lives with his long-time girlfriend, poet Clara Hsu,
and their feline companion Klimey.
Moti is pictured below but missing since 9/4/14. Pray for Moti!