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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3:44pm

Thu October 23, 2014
Politics

Who will be the next mayor of Richmond?

Richmond mayoral candidates
Richmond Confidential

Richmond is a city of contrasts. While the city hosts one of the largest oil companies in the world, Chevron, it also holds the title as America’s largest city controlled by the Green Party. Since 2006, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin’s Richmond Progressive Alliance has pushed for the highest minimum wage in California and created an ambitious plan to rescue underwater mortgages.

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11:02am

Thu October 23, 2014
Arts & Culture

A trip around AT&T Park before Game Three of the 2014 World Series

Buster Posey and bunting adorn the AT&T Park clocktower
Ben Trefny

Visiting AT&T Park before the San Francisco Giants host a World Series game provides a fascinating juxtaposition of feelings. It's all about anticipation.

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6:00pm

Wed October 22, 2014
Education

The debate over more charter schools in Oakland

Yolanda Castillo and her three children

Betsy Rubio is seven years old, and lives on MacArthur and 77th in the Castlemont neighborhood of East Oakland. But she attends Urban Montessori school, about 30 minutes away by bus. She told me about her first week of second grade. "First we go to morning circle, to figure out some rules. And then something called read aloud, where the teacher reads and we draw."

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6:00pm

Wed October 22, 2014
Politics

Young, radical Oakland constituency brings mayoral candidates onto their home turf

Dan Siegel at Oakland Nights Live
Ted Muldoon

 

Here’s something that maybe only happens in Oakland: a young bunch of hackers, artists and Occupy activists organize themselves into a collective and assume the lease of a defunct heavy metal night club. Once a month, a few of their members hold a live talk show event, called Oakland Nights Live.

They invited the city’s mayoral candidates to be guests, and many of the fifteen showed up. Over the course of two nights, front-runners, including the incumbent Mayor, came to introduce themselves to this very particular constituency.

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5:08pm

Wed October 22, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 22, 2014

Changing education in east Oakland, bringing Oakland's mayoral candidates to the young Left, Oakland mayoral candidates Peter Liu and Dan Siegel, and local musician Earl Thomas.

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