Crosscurrents

Monday-Thursday at 5pm

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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5:00pm

Mon September 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Living Wage: Profile of a low-wage earner

D'Wana Stewart of San Francisco
D'Wana Stewart

D’Wana Stewart is a native San Franciscan. She graduated from June Jordan School for Equity, a small high school on the southeast side of the city. Now 24, she's working three jobs and shares a home with her mother – it’s the only way she’s been able to stay in San Francisco. We spent a week with D’wana, to get a sense of her life, living on the minimum wage.

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5:00pm

Mon September 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Living Wage: What does it cost to live in the Bay Area?

Flickr user Kristy Johnson

KALW's Todd Whitney researched what it really costs to live in the Bay Area. He and Ben Trefny sat down to check out the results.

"So we're talking nearly $33 an hour. Or you can think of it this way: that's two adults earning nearly $17 an hour." -Todd Whitney

Click on the audio player above to listen to whole segment

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10:02am

Fri August 29, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: 08.29.14

M.W. Benutzer

Major Oregon paper endorses legalization… Washington State’s recreational statute defended… Can CBD-cannabis qualify as hemp?...  Deaths drop in legal pot states… and more.

LEGALIZATION        

Oregon’s leading paper endorses recreational marijuana // The Oregonian    “Oregonians should support outright legalization.” 

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6:25pm

Thu August 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: San Francisco Giants' Organist

Steve Hogan plays at AT&T Park, September 2013.
Photo by Chris Hoff

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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6:25pm

Thu August 28, 2014
Bee Farm

Making a home for bees by the freeway

Charlotte Silver

In a city that struggles to find enough space for housing, parking or children, a few dedicated people have found a luxurious, spacious and cheap home for bees.

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