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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10:21am

Wed April 17, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Breathmobile rolls relief into Bay Area schools

The breathmobile
Sam Harnett

Industrial pollution in West Oakland and all throughout Alameda County can cause major problems for kids who live there. Aimed at addressing this issue, a mobile asthma clinic called the Breathmobile travels around to schools in the area.

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10:15am

Wed April 17, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Federal investigators slam Chevron for refinery fire

Last summer, the people of Richmond were in shock from the explosion and following fire that broke out at the Chevron oil refinery in their city. Black plumes of smoke hovered over the Bay, and people filled local emergency rooms with respiratory complaints. Chevron blamed the explosion on a ruptured pipeline.

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5:32pm

Tue April 16, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 16, 2013

Federal investigators slam Chevron for refinery fire; Breathmobile rolls relief into Bay Area schools; Ben Trefny's brief foray into the wind; What's Up With the Weather? A conversation with Jan Null; and local group Ensemble Mirable.

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2:25pm

Tue April 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Goats, poetry, and Cuban dance

CubaCaribe Festival

THURSDAY

Poems Under the Dome // Go to San Francisco's City Hall to celebrate National Poetry Month. It’s an open-mike event, so bring something to recite, or just listen. It’ll be sheer poetry in either case. // DETAILS: Poems Under the Dome, City Hall, San Francisco, April 18, 5:30pm. Cost: FREE

FRIDAY

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7:29pm

Mon April 15, 2013
Cops & Courts

What Richmond's drop in crime means for other cities

A man was shot dead at the Richmond BART station during rush hour.
Mariel Waloff

Residents in the city of Richmond are reeling from a recent shooting spree, including the murder of a 19-year-old. The city has had four homicides so far this year – all committed in public, all during the day. And there have been other daytime shootings. They’ve shocked city residents – because crimes like that are no longer the norm.

KALW’s criminal justice reporter Kyung-Jin Lee joined Holly Kernan in studio to talk about the crime drop in Richmond – and what other cities can learn from Richmond’s approach.

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