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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4:20pm

Thu January 23, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 23, 2014

San Francisco's oldest news source gets a new managing editor; Golden Gate Park’s hairiest denizens; this week's Audiograph revealed! and local group The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

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4:19pm

Thu January 23, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Francisco's oldest news source gets a new managing editor

Courtesy of SFGate

The San Francisco Chronicle has undergone radical transformations over the last several years. It's had to. In 2009, its readership dropped faster than any other newspaper in the country – 50 percent in just three years. While its reporterscontinue to win awards for their investigative journalism, the number of people actually reading that work in the paper has declined precipitously.

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3:56pm

Thu January 23, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Meet Golden Gate Park’s hairiest denizens

The bison of Golden Gate Park.
Laura Klivans

Betsy. Buttercup. Bambi. Those are not Disney characters but three of the eight female bison that live at the bison paddock in Golden Gate Park. Sarah King, the primary bison keeper, introduces me to them one afternoon. She works with fellow hoofstock fan, Jim Nappi, Curator of Hoofstock and Marsupials at the San Francisco Zoo. Nappi says he and King share a love for bison. 

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9:02am

Thu January 23, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Patrick Wolff Sextet

The band you’re hearing is The Patrick Wolff Sextet from San Francisco. Leader Patrick Wolff has been a jazz side-man on both coasts – and he also plays Mexican folk music and African high-life. 

The Patrick Wolff Sextet will probably stick to jazz sounds when they perform on Saturday, January 25th at Duende in Oakland. It’s a 9:00pm show.

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4:58pm

Wed January 22, 2014
Arts & Culture

Giving teens the space they need, at the library

For many teens in Alameda County, the library isn’t just a place to study, it’s become a space for them to get away from mounting pressures from school and their social lives and a place where they can just relax and be themselves. For example, Oakland teenagers can come to the Asian Branch once a week, for game day.

Anna Xu is a teen advisory member at the library. She and the teen advisory group brainstorm ways the library can help meet the teens’ needs.

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