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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5:26pm

Thu September 26, 2013

5:20pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

The organ pipes are still singing at AT&T Park

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

Good organ music can be a religious experience, especially when it's written by composers like Johann Sebastian Bach, and played on massive organs with over 10,000 pipes.


But then there's another kind of organ music, played in a different type of cathedral, on a small Hammond organ. This is the music of Steve Hogan, organist for the San Francisco Giants.

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5:12pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Politics

Will Durst: Senator Ahab is a Sneetch

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys, 

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4:41pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 26, 2013

Green jobs for Oakland youth, the San Francisco Giants ballpark organist, this week's Audiograph answer, and local musicians The New Century Chamber Orchestra.

4:40pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Transportation

East Bay Express: Why BART's wage offer doesn't include a raise

If you're still trying to understand what exactly BART and its unions are fighting over, you're not alone. Obviously, the fight is over compensation, but many of us are unclear as to what each party is really asking of the other. Even bargaining representatives on both sides are having a hard time agreeing on the factual differences between their own proposals. Last Wednesday, union and management teams sat down just to clarify some of their financial assumptions — assumptions that have led to multimillion-dollar disagreements over what each side is truly proposing.

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