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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5:21pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 25, 2013


Prison hunger strike continues; Brothers in Pen: Creative writing from San Quentin; [freespace]: a temporary space for lasting change; this week's Audiograph answer revealed! And local songwriter Beth Marlin.

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2:18pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Education

Youth Radio: Giving brightest kids the “cram school” experience, online

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About 18 months ago, novice entrepreneur Sue Khim flew to San Francisco from her home in Illinois to take part in an uncommonly public version of a Silicon Valley rite of passage — the pitch. With thousands of other young techies in the audience, she was scheduled to be onstage at the Launch Festival, a showcase for “stealth” startups that have managed to keep their products out of the voracious tech press, or have as-yet-unreleased products to announce.

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1:53pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Politics

Will Durst: Seven rows of seven stars

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.

Hey guys, Will Durst here with a few choice words about Florida.

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9:01am

Thu July 25, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Golden Gate Park Band

The music you’re hearing is by probably the longest lasting band in San Francisco: The Golden Gate Park Band. They’ve been giving free concerts nearly ever Sunday from late April until early October... since 1882.

They always perform in the Spreckles Temple of Music at Golden Gate Park, starting at 1:00pm.  Each week there’s a different theme. This Sunday, July 28th, fittingly, it’s “Great Concert Band Music.”

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5:35pm

Wed July 24, 2013
Cops & Courts

Policing theory suggests fixing broken windows helps fix crime

When we think of policing, we don’t always think about psychology. One is academic; the other, relentlessly real-world. But many police departments, including San Francisco’s, assign patrols based on a psychological theory: The Broken Windows Theory.

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