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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5:09pm

Thu December 12, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 12, 2013

Behind the scenes on a pot farm in Mendocino; slithering through a reptile’s world at the East Bay Vivarium; this week's Audiograph revealed! and local band The Cottontails.

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3:42pm

Thu December 12, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Slithering through a reptile’s world at the East Bay Vivarium

A Bearded Dragon
Rachel Wong

One of the first things you hear when you enter the East Bay Vivarium is lots of scratching. It's coming from inside a large cage at a giant lizard that’s nearly as long as I am tall. “His name is Elmo, he’s a good guy. People love him,” says Owen Maerks, one of the co-owners here at the Vivarium.

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2:29pm

Thu December 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? December 7, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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10:27am

Thu December 12, 2013
Education

City College supporters strike back against accreditor

CCSF Supporters gather at the Downtown campus before marching to City Hall
Jen Chien

7:46pm

Wed December 11, 2013
Education

Guiding a troubled institution: CCSF's Special Trustee Robert Agrella

www.ccsf.edu

 

Robert Agrella was appointed by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to advise City College of San Francisco's seven-member board of trustees just over a year ago. But in July, when the college was told it would remain on "show cause" status for another year, the state effectively disbanded the board, and gave Agrella sole decision-making authority. His full title now is "Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers".

Agrella is an experienced administrator, and a former president of several community colleges, most recently at Sonoma and Santa Rosa. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny, who asked him what exactly his administration is doing to save the school.

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