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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6:31pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Religion

Listen in on a conversation between Bay Area Palestinians and Jews

Melek Nasr-Totah, a Palestinian American, and Michael Bernstein, a Jewish American, were at a recent dialogue.
Judy Silber

The daily news of violence from the Gaza strip is gripping people around the world. Here in the Bay Area, hundreds gathered in downtown San Francisco over the weekend, calling for an end to an Israeli military incursion that has so far killed more than 600 people, most of them civilians.

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6:23pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Arts & Culture

Film depicts the tragic past of a Northern California mosque

An American Mosque
http://www.anamericanmosque.com/

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to 250,000 Muslims. They work in tech, medicine, commerce, the service industry. And if you drive two hours north of San Francisco, to Yuba City, you’d find a Muslim farming community that’s been there for nearly a century. Pakistani immigrants made their way to Yuba City in the 1920s and today grow almonds, oranges, alfalfa, and prunes. Lots of prunes. The community was living peacefully until one fateful day in 1994, when disaster struck. Oakland filmmaker David Washburn’s new film An American Mosque tells their story. I spoke to Washburn about making the film.

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6:03pm

Tue July 22, 2014
The Spiritual Edge

The Spiritual Edge: Bay Area Jews head to the desert to reclaim their Biblical roots

Tom Levy

I’m Jewish.  I feel a strong affinity for Judaism – the beauty of its rituals, teachings and music, but it can be hard to relate. The Old Testament has a demanding God and strange customs, like animal sacrifices. Then there’s Jewish law, called “halacha,” with its crazy complicated rules about how to run your life. What foods you can or cannot eat, what clothes you can or cannot wear, and how you observe the holidays.

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5:31pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 22, 2014

The San Francisco chapter of the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue; The Spiritual Edge: Bay Area Jews head to the desert to re-claim their Biblical roots;  a conversation with filmmaker David Washburn about his new film, An American Mosque; and local band Gojogo.


9:05am

Tue July 22, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Gojogo

The music you’re hearing is by a quartet called Gojogo from Berkeley. To create their sound, they combine elements of Western classical and jazz music with the traditional rhythms of India. 

Gojogo will be performing Thursday, July 24th at the Center for New Music in San Francisco.  The lights go down at 7:30pm.

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