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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10:22am

Fri April 24, 2015
Audiograph

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? April 24, 2015

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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4:20am

Fri April 24, 2015
News

Cannabis News Roundup: 04.24.15

Under CC license from Flickr user Juli Campagna

Biggest Roundup EVER:  Legalization & Legislation… Cops & Courts…  Business, Health and more….

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

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5:27pm

Thu April 23, 2015
Arts & Culture

Putting an earring in my ear: the centennial of the Armenian Genocide

A lone sailboat flying the Armenian flag to commemorate the centennial as marchers cross Golden Gate Bridge above

On top of the highest hill in San Francisco is the Mount Davidson Cross -- a monument to the Armenian Genocide. Friday, April 24th marks 100 years since the Ottoman Empire began to kill what would eventually be 1.5 million Armenians. Waves of Armenians immigrated to the Bay Area, fleeing the killing. Today, 30,000 people of Armenian descent live here. 

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5:11pm

Thu April 23, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 23, 2015

The Armenian Genocide, and The San Francisco Treat--Rice-A-Roni--is actually from Armenia! Plus local musicians Bang Data.

5:09pm

Thu April 23, 2015
Arts & Culture

The birth of Rice-A-Roni

The birth of Rice-A-Roni began with a friendship between a Canadian immigrant and a survivor of the Armenian genocide. Soon after, an Italian family made "the San Francisco treat" into a popular side dish.

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