Crosscurrents

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Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

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A day in the life of an “Attorney of the Day”

Jun 20, 2016
Lezak Shallat

Lawyer Ilyce Shugall spends most days working in East Palo Alto at community legal services non-profit.  But about once a month, she volunteers in San Francisco as an Attorney of the Day. 

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Steve Rhodes

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

 

Oakland Mayor: Police Culture is 'Toxic,' 'Macho,' and 'Disgusting' // East Bay Express

 

“’We are hell bent on rooting out this disgusting culture,’ said a visibly angry Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at a Friday evening press conference.

Today's Local Music: Rebecca Mimiaga

Jun 20, 2016

Today's local music is Rebecca Mimiaga. This native Californian started voice lessons at age 11, and was performing her own music at 16.

6/20: Oakland police sex scandal

Jun 20, 2016


Photo by FLICKR user “Tanjila Ahmed,” used under CC (commercial & mods allowed / cropped)

Microsoft enters marijuana field … Sonoma County raids canna oil maker … Two losses for native tribes … Big Marijuana will ruin everything: yes or no?  And more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Comments due Monday on medical regulations // CalNORML

The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR) will close its feedback survey on Monday, June 20. The bureau hopes the public will provide comments, suggestions, or concerns. 

 

Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an artist and illustrator. Her work ranges from photography to printmaking to pen-and-ink drawings she does while riding BART. 

San Quentin Prison Report: Parenting from prison

Jun 16, 2016
CC Flickr user Tony Koloski, resized and cropped

Being a dad is hard work, and it’s even harder to do from inside prison walls. From the San Quentin Prison Report, Jason Jones brings us this story of incarcerated fathers.

 

Julie Caine

This auditory guessing game is part of Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties.

6/16: Fathers in prison

Jun 16, 2016

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016
"oakland police" by CC Flickr user Kate Raynes-Goldie, resized

New podcast highlights KALW's best Bay Area stories

Jun 16, 2016
Kyle Trefny

KALW Public Radio is proud to introduce The Bridge, a new podcast featuring the station's best Bay Area stories.

Illustration by Kyle Trefny

The Bridge is a new podcast featuring the best stories to come out of the KALW newsroom. Each week we'll bring you sound-rich, deeply reported stories about the Bay Area. Subscribe to the show in iTunes or Stitcher, add our RSS feed, or just search for "Bridge KALW" in your favorite podcast app. Our first episode is all about the drought.

Breathmobile rolls relief into Bay Area schools

Jun 15, 2016
Used under CC from Ben Dalton // cropped and resized

Industrial pollution in West Oakland and all throughout Alameda County can cause major problems for kids who live there. Aimed at addressing this issue, a mobile asthma clinic called the Breathmobile travels around to schools in the area.

Used under CC by Flicker user Tim Oram, Cropped and Resized

California isn’t known for its auto plants, but Fremont-based Tesla Motors is making it’s mark on the state and the region. The Tesla factory has capacity to produce 100,000 vehicles a year, and demand is so strong that founder Elon Musk plans to grow the plant to five times its current size. 

California Symphony

It's the weekend, and you can't decide whether to go to the circus or to the symphony. Well, the California Symphony of Walnut Creek has solved that dilemma with this year's benefit called Cirque du Symphonie.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jun 15, 2016
"the mighty blue : police officers, castro street fair, san francisco (2012)" by Flicker User torbakhopper, used under CC/ cropped and resized

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

 

Teen girl killed, 3 others hurt in downtown Oakland shooting// SF Gate

6/15: Breathmobile

Jun 15, 2016
Audrey Dilling

 

Marie-Jo Fremont pays a lot of attention to the sky these days.

Sound healing

Jun 14, 2016
Truc Nguyen

Eric Cetnarski works as a sound healer in Oakland. Sound healing can be many things: from listening to our favorite songs to using our voices. 

Oona Stern /resized and cropped

Antarctica is officially the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on Earth. At almost one and a half times the size of the United States, 98% of it is covered with thick sheets of ice. 

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Jun 14, 2016
By Flickr user W. Seto. Used under CC. Resized and Cropped.

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW news:

Local Music: ZOFO

Jun 14, 2016
Courtesy of ZOFO

We’re all familiar with the sound of a pianist playing a piano. But it’s less often that we hear TWO pianists playing a piano. And that’s exactly what you see and hear with the ZOFO duet.

ZOFO takes part in the Switchboard Music Festival at Brava Theater in San Francisco on Saturday, June 18. Their performance begins at 2:30 in the afternoon.  

6/14: Noise

Jun 14, 2016

 


Bay Area mourns victims of Orlando shooting

Jun 13, 2016
Ben Trefny

The shooting at an LGBTQ club in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend shocked the world, hitting especially hard here in the Bay Area.

"Jack Ohman" by Flickr user theNerdPatrol. Used under CC BY 2.0 / cropped and resized.

 

When events like last weekend's mass shooting made the headlines, it can be hard to make sense of such a tragedy. And often times, we'll look outside of ourselves to get the perspective we need.

"San Quentin State Prison sign” by Flickr user Michael LoRusso. Used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / Resized and cropped

The STEP Project (Sex Trafficking Exploitation Prevention Project) was started by Kathleen Jackson− a long time San Quentin volunteer − and me, Louis A. Scott.

Today’s local music is by Zoe Keating. She’s being accompanied here by a program on her laptop computer, while she plays the cello. 

You can hear Zoe Keating, with her laptop and cello, on Wednesday, June 15, at the SFJazz Center, starting at 7pm. 

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016
"Castro and Market Streets" by Flickr user ebjSF, used under CC/resized and cropped

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Vigil in SF’s Castro Mourns Orlando massacre victims // SF Gate

6/13: Speaking up and speaking out

Jun 13, 2016


Jamie Tanaka

Kevin Kelly has seen the future, and it’s full of numbers. Want an example?

“Every 12 months we produce eight million new songs, two million new books, 16,000 new films, 30 billion blog posts, 182 billion tweets, 400,000 new products,” writes Kelly.

 

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