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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5:01pm

Mon January 6, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 6, 2014

From prison to professing: a former inmate teaches others to reduce recidivism;  A runner's high in prison; Bike riding 101: Adventures in urban biking; and The (local) Tommy Igoe Big Band.

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3:43pm

Mon January 6, 2014
Cops & Courts

A runner's high in prison

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KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report: a series of stories documenting life in the prison, written and produced by the men inside. 

Chris Schumacher may be serving a life sentence, but when he runs, he feels a sense of freedom. Once an addict, he now finds that exercise can curb his destructive urges. He says thousands of laps around the San Quentin Prison track have changed his life.

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9:03am

Mon January 6, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Tommy Igoe Big Band

The music you're hearing is by The Tommy Igoe Big Band. Igoe says he began drumming at the age of two, something many of us can probably claim. But no one else but Igoe can claim creating the drumming cues for "The Lion King" on Broadway. Currently, Igoe plays, and teaches, in and around San Francisco.

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3:12pm

Fri January 3, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: January 3, 2014

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CA A.G. thinks legalization could save millions, while producing millions… Colorado’s recreational launch a success… Protect your pets… Reader’s Digest lists pot as a reason 2014 will be a good year… and more.

COPS & COURTS

Marijuana legalization could save California millions while bringing in millions in taxes // State Attorney General

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10:28am

Thu January 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph 2013 Special - Part II

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Welcome to Audiograph – the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area, and ask you to tell us what it is, and where we recorded it.  We reveal the story behind our mystery sounds every Thursday on Crosscurrents.

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