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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9:13am

Fri July 5, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: July 5, 2013

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Oakland and Berkeley question actions by Feds… National Lawyers Guild calls for legalization… What the rabbi said… and more!

THE RULE OF LAW

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7:31pm

Thu July 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: July 5, 2013

Beast Crawl brings you the East Bay's biggest night of lit

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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10:38am

Tue July 2, 2013
Transportation

BART strike continues

LA Times: BART strike enters Day 2, promising more commuting chaos

Excerpt: “I wish I had news for you, but BART hasn’t offered any new proposals to bring about a resolution, and we’re on the second day of our strike,” said Cecille Isidro, a spokeswoman with Service Employees International Union Local 1021 – one of the two unions striking. “They have not come back with any proposals that address critical safety issues and fair pay.”

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5:00pm

Mon July 1, 2013
Education

Questioning the assumptions we make about poor people with Maurice Lim Miller

Maurice Lim Miller founded the Family Independence Initiative and recieved a MacArthur Genius Award for his innovative approach to fighting poverty.
Image courtesy of www.fiinet.org/

In 1999, Jerry Brown called Maurice Lim Miller at home. Brown was mayor of Oakland at the time, and Miller was on the board of an organization applying for more than $10 million dollars for youth programs. 

“And most mayors you’d think would be really happy that we’re bringing that kind of money into the city,” says Miller.

But Brown wasn’t happy – he was upset. And after looking more closely at the proposal, Miller understood why.

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7:54am

Mon July 1, 2013

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