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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5:15pm

Tue September 10, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph: Behind the scenes of the Napa grape harvest

Field workers harvesting cabernet grapes in Napa Valley.
Julie Caine

At its heart, California’s food economy is all about agriculture. Our state produces almost half of the fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States. In the Bay Area, one of our biggest crops is grapes. And right now, it’s harvest time-- it started on August 1st and could run through late fall. 

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5:12pm

Tue September 10, 2013
Arts & Culture

An olive branch for SF's street food scene

Amir Hosseini is a co-owner of the food truck Curry Up Now.
Tiffany Camhi

Signs of the uneven economic recovery are popping up everywhere in San Francisco: new businesses are moving into developing neighborhoods like Potrero Hill, the revitalization of Market Street’s buildings and soaring rent costs show one side of the booming economy. But another side reveals a depressed economy with Silicon Valley’s tech giants cutting jobs and the rise of homelessness in the city.

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9:01am

Tue September 10, 2013
Local Music

Today's Local Music: Dirty Cello

www.dirtycello.com

What is it about cello players in the Bay Area? There must be more of them in “crossover” bands here than anywhere else in the country. Case in point: the Dirty Cello band, who you’re hearing now. They offer soulful blues and gypsy swing. Think of it as Yo-Yo Ma meets B.B. King.

Dirty Cello will be at the Oakland location of District restaurant on Thursday, September 12th. The fun begins about 8:00pm. 

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5:35pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Immigration Stories: Mahmoud Khafagy

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Today, Congress reconvened after summer recess. Immigration advocates had hoped that the comprehensive bill the senate passed back in June would be up for discussion. But with the debate over a possible strike on Syria, and the debt ceiling rearing its head again, and they're worried immigration reform will get buried.

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5:07pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 9, 2013

Making sense of immigration bureaucracy, comedians in Golden Gate Park, California's official state song, LAST week's audio graph answer, and local musician Monica Pasqual.

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