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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5:04pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Queen's Day, robot competition, and vegan cooking

The Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA)
Jill Clardy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jillclardy/)

Thursday

Free drive-In Movie Night // The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night, plus a festival with live music and games. All movies are double features. Admission is free and you can chow down on $1 nachos.

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2:50pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Curt Moore

Curt Moore

You are listening to the drum-heavy sound from the Curt Moore Quartet.  Moore has played with everyone from The Count Basie Orchestra to the Turtle Island String Quartet. And this Sunday, April 28th, his own quartet will be playing at Nick’s Restaurant on Rockaway Beach in Pacifica. Expect a wide range of jazz styles to be represented. Music starts at 4pm. 

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8:03pm

Wed April 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

First Friday documentary digs into Oakland's dueling reputations

The question of who should or should not be on any given street in Oakland came to a head recently at the city’s monthly First Friday Art Murmur event. In the past few years, First Friday has grown from a small art walk to a street party that attracts more than 20,000 people.  And increasingly, they’re people who represent very different Oaklands: the one that the New York Times named one of the world’s top five cities to visit, and the one where 30 people have been murdered so far this year.

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8:00pm

Wed April 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Game changer

Flickr user gorbould

Last night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 131 to 117 in what USA Today called “one of the most entertaining blowouts in recent memory.” The high-scoring affair reflects the modern game. But scores that high would have been unfathomable back in the early days of the NBA. That is, until professional basketball was redesigned.

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7:57pm

Wed April 24, 2013
Cops & Courts

Lacking police presence, Oakland residents take control of their streets

Flickr user katastrophik

A couple of years ago, Sonny Le and his five-year-old son were approaching their front gate in Oakland’s Glenview neighborhood after school when Le saw two men running towards them.

“One was trying to go behind us – the maneuver trying to corral your prey, basically,” he says. “The other one started coming right at me, at us. He put his hoodie on. It was like, OK, these kids gonna rob us.”

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