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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12:44am

Sat July 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: July 26, 2013

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.

BAY AREA BOOK WORLD BREAKING NEWS

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2:41pm

Fri July 26, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: July 26, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

Food stamps for ex-drug offenders?... All of New England now approves of medical cannabis… Colorado Springs says no… California Democrats favor national regulation…  "Anti-cannabis animus"… and more.

LEGISLATION

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12:39pm

Fri July 26, 2013

10:50am

Fri July 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

Brothers in Pen: Creative writing from San Quentin

The Brothers in Pen creative writing class at San Quentin. Photo courtesy of Peter Merts

When we think of prison, most of us don’t think of it as a place where people go to get an education or to learn how to express themselves. But the arts have been part of the California prison system since 1977. Even though state funding for these programs was completely cut in 2003, nonprofits have kept some of the programs alive. One of those programs is Brothers in Pen--a creative writing class for San Quentin inmates, taught by Zoe Mullery.

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5:51pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

[freespace]: a temporary space for lasting change

A wall upstairs at [freespace]
Jen Chien

In a small room, inside a former sewing machine factory in the mid-Market district of San Francisco, Mitsuru Muraki is jamming on some unconventional percussion instruments: two round glass vases and a couple of pencils. He and another musician named Gabe Stern are writing a song together. As Muraki moves on to drumming on a metal bucket, a tall, dreadlocked young man pokes his head in the door.

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