5:33pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 30, 2012

The Korean-American vote, police funding and Oakland's District 1, how to become a write-in candidate, democrat vs. democrat in the election for California's 15th congressional distrcit, and local musicians Tokyo Raid.

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5:15pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Separation and psychosis

Credit California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

October 1, 2012

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4:23pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Army Corps Sends 'National Unwatering SWAT Team' To Help With NYC Subway

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 5:37 pm

"The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night."

That's how Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, explained the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy to the venerable mass transit system on Tuesday.

The problem is so big that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had deployed an elite 12-member team to help out.

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4:07pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Cops & Courts

Getting into Prison: Reporting from California's most restricted cellblocks

For the past few weeks, KALW News has been featuring a series of stories reported by Nancy Mullane from inside some of the hardest to access cellblocks in California's state prison system. Follow Mullane as she gains press access to these restricted areas, include death row at San Quentin State Prison, in the series Getting into Prison: Reporting from California's most restricted cellblocks.

4:07pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Cops & Courts

Getting into Prison: Reporting from California's most restricted cellblocks

For the past few weeks, KALW News has been featuring a series of stories reported by Nancy Mullane from inside some of the hardest to access cellblocks in California's state prison system. Follow Mullane as she gains press access to these restricted areas, include death row at San Quentin State Prison, in the series Getting into Prison: Reporting from California's most restricted cellblocks.

Over the past five years, KALW’s Nancy Mullane has had unprecedented access to California’s prisons and the inmates living inside them. While she was reporting on criminal justice issues, Mullane noticed there were entire cellblocks and areas within the state’s prisons where no press were allowed to go.

Last October, Mullane interviewed Scott Kernan, then Undersecretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (full disclosure: Scott Kernan is Crosscurrents host Holly Kernan’s cousin) and confronted him about her concern.

Nancy Mullane develops, reports, and produces feature stories for This American Life, National Public Radio, and KALW. She is the author of the book Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption.

She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Association of Independents in Radio, and the International Women’s Media Foundation.

In 2011, Nancy was the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award.

3:23pm

Tue October 30, 2012
It's All Politics

The Political Odd Couple: Jersey Shore Edition

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 3:41 pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gives a press conference on Hurricane Sandy in Old Bridge, N.J., on Monday.
Marcus DiPaola Xinhua /Landov

The Tuesday before Election Day was not a day for presidential politics, at least not for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

Hours after Superstorm Sandy savagely hit his state, the man who gave the keynote address at the Republican National Convention that nominated Mitt Romney appeared on morning television shows praising President Obama.

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2:26pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Some Bit Of Good News: Philadelphia 'Dodged A Bullet'

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 2:31 pm

Philadelphia after Superstorm Sandy.
Kristina K. Dymond via Flickr

The center of Superstorm Sandy passed less than 25 miles from Philadelphia. In most cases that would mean that the city of brotherly love would have been whipped with the strongest of winds from the weather system.

But Philly, the country's fifth-largest city, emerged today fairly unscathed.

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2:24pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Success Factors: Rich, Poor And Everybody Else

Paid In America: The Road To The Middle

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 8:07 pm

Sarah Bidgood is managing editor of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. She says her parents helped her start adult life with no debt, giving her a leg up.
Art Silverman NPR

As the presidential campaign has unfolded, the candidates have traded polemics about wealth, class warfare, taxes, dependency and the role of government.

And while it may be uncomfortable to admit, some Americans are simply more financially successful than others. But why do some achieve wealth, while others struggle? Why does one woman make it to the executive suite, while another man drives a taxi? And what do we think explains our prosperity — or lack thereof?

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