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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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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5:33pm

Wed September 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Postcard: Sunset

Sara Brooke Curtis

 Ocean Beach is right on the edge of San Francisco’s biggest neighborhood, the Sunset. The neighborhood is so large it’s split into two: an inner and outer.

“Across the street from me now is Art's Hamburgers or whatever they call themselves now. Which in 1967, the waitress had put a little sign in the window and it said 'love burgers 25 cents each.' The area really looks like 1965,” says Casey Farrell, a Sunset resident.

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5:20pm

Wed September 25, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 25, 2013

Immigration Stories: Cynthia Garcia; Neighborhood Postcard: Ingleside; Cleaning in the Rain; Neighborhood Postcard: The Sunset; A Kickstarter for your electricity bill; and local singer Maya Dorn.

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5:18pm

Wed September 25, 2013

9:05am

Wed September 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Maya Dorn

The voice you’re hearing belongs to Maya Dorn, who friends describe as having “a voice like a great big sail: a wind inside, carrying you away to beautiful unknown places.” 

Maya Dorn is joined by a singer known as “E. O.” on Friday, September 27th at the Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley. Music starts at 8:00pm.   

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