Hana Baba

News Reporter/Host

Hana Baba is a reporter and Co-Host of Crosscurrents, a daily radio newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

She interviews and reports on ethnic communities, poverty, health, culture, religion, arts, and the global nature of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her work also appears on NPR programs, PRI's The World, BBC World Service, and New America Media. A Sudanese-American, Hana also reports from and about Sudan and Sudanese, and is fluent in Arabic.

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5:58pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Politics

Elections 2012: the South Asian vote

We continue the joint series with our friends at New America Media discussing the issues that various Bay Area ethnic communities care about this election year, and where they stand on local issues. Every Tuesday until election day, we’ll be speaking with representatives from local ethnic media to hear about what’s important to their audiences.

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5:11pm

Tue September 25, 2012
Politics

Elections 2012: San Francisco's Asian Americans and Prop A

San Francisco Chinatown

As part of our joint series with New America Media, every Tuesday until election day, Crosscurrents will be speaking with representatives from local ethnic media to hear about what’s important to their audiences this election season.

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5:00pm

Thu September 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

This Bay Area Life

Crosscurrents host Hana Baba interviewing Ira Glass

This edition of Crosscurrents is a special one-hour show dedicated to an interview with This American Life host Ira Glass by Hana Baba in KALW studios, and stories from his show that were based in the Bay Area. In that spirit, we’re calling this show This Bay Area Life (in which Hana tries to pull off a subtle imitation of Glass).

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6:27pm

Tue September 4, 2012
Politics

Kick off the DNC with Melissa Griffin

Flickr user antderosa

The Democratic National Convention is underway in Charlotte, North Carolina, and current and former Bay Area political stars are taking the stage. Speaking at the convention are House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, Congresswomen Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, and California Attorney General- Kamala Harris. 

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3:54pm

Thu August 30, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Newark seniors find a home again

Vivian Soriano playing bocce ball

The economic recession hit many Bay Area cities hard, including the city of Newark in southern Alameda County. In January 2010, dozens of employees were laid off or lost hours, and all but the most essential city services were cut. One of the casualties of Newark’s budget crunch was its decades-old senior center.

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