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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4:51pm

Wed November 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

The mysterious roots of a homegrown language

Wes Smoot (far right), Don Pardini (second from right) and friends socialize at the Redwood Drive-in in Boonville, CA.
Liz Pfeffer

A few hours north of San Francisco is the town of Boonville, nestled in the quaint Anderson Valley of Mendocino County. Like Silicon Valley, this place is known for its innovations in communication – but in a completely different way.

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9:03am

Wed November 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Tin Cup Serenade

No, your radio hasn’t gone into a time warp. That’s a current-day band known as Tin Cup Serenade. These Crosscurrents favorites are more of a concept than an actual band – meaning the lineup changes from time to time, drawing from talents on both sides of the Bay. 

Tin Cup Serenade will be playing their original tunes on Saturday, November 23rd at the Surf Spot in Pacifica. Expect the music to begin about 8:30pm. 

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4:13pm

Tue November 19, 2013
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Anthony Propernick

Anthony Propernick is the Senior Library Assistant at the 81st Avenue Branch library in East Oakland.
Audrey DIlling

For about a year and a half now, KALW has been popping into the 81st Avenue East Oakland library to record the stories of the people who live and work in the neighborhood. Today we meet the man who helps make the library a safe and valuable place for the community, Anthony Propernick.

Click the audio player above to listen to the story.

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4:12pm

Tue November 19, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 19, 2013

Listener feedback about reporter Mary Rees's recent story about the Albany Bulb; A conversation with CCSF's new chancellor Art Tyler; The United States of Debt; Hear Here: Meet Anthony Propernick; and local pianist Sarah Cahill.

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4:01pm

Tue November 19, 2013
Politics

Will Durst: Foggy crystal ball

  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.

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