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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4:20am

Fri March 27, 2015
News

Cannabis News Roundup: 03.27 & 04.03

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Statewide forums seek input… Emerald Triangle now favors legalization… CBD & Kids: does it really work?... and more.

LEGALIZATION

Public input requested at forums // Reuters.com  Focus will be on three areas: legalization, taxation, and regulation. The first meeting is April 21 at UCLA, followed by one in San Francisco in May and ending with one in Fresno in June.

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5:31pm

Thu March 26, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 26, 2015

A San Francisco high school teaches robotics, re-segregation in SF schools, this weeks Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Pacific Guitar Ensemble.

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5:08pm

Thu March 26, 2015
Education

Robots: a Hands-On Approach to STEM Education

Stephanie Tam

 

California eighth graders are ranked 45th in the country in math. That’s according to the most recent scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Meanwhile, the pool of jobs requiring math, science, and engineering experience is growing, especially here in the Bay Area. For people with the right skills, these jobs have become the latest iteration of the American dream -- steady, livable wages, and plenty of demand.

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5:08pm

Thu March 26, 2015
Education

Report finds diversity is in decline in SF public schools

Under CC license from Flickr user torbakhopper

The latest edition of the San Francisco Public Press features a report called "Choice is Resegregating Public Schools." In it, reporter Jeremy Adam Smith unveils the reality of diversity, or more accurately the lack thereof, in San Francisco's public schools. San Francisco Unified School District's 'choice' system allows parents to rank and choose any school in the city for their children. Then, a lottery determines where they go.

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5:06pm

Thu March 26, 2015
Audiograph

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Philip & Sala Burton High School Band

Emily Tang playing the marimbas.
Olivia Cueva Kalw

 

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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