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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5:44pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

Reynaldo Cayetano documents Sixth Street

Reynaldo Cayetano

Between the Transbay Transit Tower on First and Mission streets, envisioned to be the west coast’s tallest building, and the emerging tech hub anchored by Twitter at 10th and Market Streets, the city is becoming shinier and newer. But almost exactly in between those highly publicized developments is the rough and gritty Sixth Street. Dotted with single room occupancy hotels, Sixth Street has a well-documented history of chronic poverty and crime. It’s also the neighborhood where photographer Rey Cayetano grew up.

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5:42pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Duboce Triangle neighborhood opposes new Starbucks

Starbucks at Clay and Montgomery Streets in San Francisco
Flickr user K. Todd Storch

With 18,000 locations worldwide, and 11,000 in the U.S., Americans love their Starbucks. San Francisco is no exception – there are nearly 80 locations in the city and the coffee giant is in talks with city officials about adding yet another store in the city’s iconic Castro district.

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5:31pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 8, 2013

Duboce Triangle neighborhood opposes new Starbucks; Reynaldo Cayetano documents Sixth Street; Blue Suede Jews; and The Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir.

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12:06pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's local music is the Piedmont Children's Choir

The Piedmont Children's Choir
Credit http://www.piedmontchoirs.org/

Click on the link to hear the voices of The Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. You can hear the high school sections of the choir in a jazz concert, planned for tomorrow May 9th at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley. Music starts at 7:30pm.

  

  http://www.piedmontchoirs.org/

http://lapena.org/event/piedmont-east-bay-childrens-choir-jazz-beyond-concert/

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10:13am

Wed May 8, 2013
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: New laws aim to help people get jobs after getting arrested

Brett Myers

Seventeen year-old Andrew is filling out a job application for a Jamba Juice in Oakland, California. He’s making his way through the basics, filling out his name and contact information. However question five posed a challenge. It was a yes or no checkbox which read, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”

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