Crosscurrents

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Crosscurrents is the daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We are part of KALW's Public Interest Reporting Project, which began in 2003 with the goal of expanding local in-depth reporting – at a time when most news organizations were cutting back on public interest journalism.

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7:00pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Race 2014

This month on Crosscurrents we've been interviewing all of the actively running candidates to be the next mayor of Oakland. Click the play button above to hear highlights of those conversations in our hourlong show.

Click the names below to hear extended versions of the interviews and find out more about the candidates:

Jason "Shake" Anderson

Ken Houston

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5:37pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fremont high school student honored as one of nation's top environmentalists

Fremont high school student Lynnea Shuck is being honored as one of the nation's top environmentalists. She and five others will receive the Brower Youth Award from the Earth Island Institute. The award is named after, David Brower, an environmentalist who helped create the Point Reyes National Seashore and other nature preserves around the state and country

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5:23pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Can Oakland successfully curb illegal dumping?

A mountain of mattresses in West Oakland
Todd Whitney

For over a decade, Oakland has attempted to abate the illegal dumping of mattresses, electronics, furniture, and other large items onto city streets. The phenomenon is a problem throughout the Bay Area, but noticeably worse in Oakland.

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5:12pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Education

Learn to ride a bike, the 21st Century way

Courtesy, SF Streets

San Francisco is a bike-friendly city, despite its famous hills. There are designated bike lanes on streets throughout town, and the number of riders increases annually. In fact, there’s been a nearly 100% increase in cycling between 2006 – the first year numbers were tracked – and 2013. That means right now, well over 8,000 men, women, and children are pedaling around town.

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4:07pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 21, 2014

Oakland's illegal dumping; a conversation with Brower Youth Award-winner, Lynnea Shuck; learning to ride a bike the 21st Century way; StoryCorps: a mother remembers meeting her adopted daughter; and Oakland band Lumerians.

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