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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9:09am

Thu November 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Marcus Cohen & The Congress

The U.S. Congress currently has the lowest approval rating ever recorded.  That’s not true, though, of musician Marcus Cohen and his band, The Congress. This twelve-member San Francisco outfit, who you’re hearing now, has been described as “a velvet freight train of passion.” Dig it! 

Marcus Cohen & The Congress will bring their deep soul grooves to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco on Friday, November 22nd. Music starts at 9:00pm.   

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5:17pm

Wed November 20, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 20, 2013

The mysterious roots of a homegrown language; China Camp State Park: Where past and present live side by side; and local band Tin Cup Serenade.

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5:15pm

Wed November 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

China Camp State Park: Where past and present live side by side

John Muir and Frank Quan
photo by Julie Caine

Lots of us know about China Camp State Park--there’s good hiking and mountain biking, and the beaches along San Pablo Bay are peaceful. But before China Camp was a state park, it was a settlement where many Chinese immigrants made a living, and a home.  And 88-year-old Frank Quan still lives there.

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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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