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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11:29pm

Sun April 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? April 14, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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4:23pm

Fri April 12, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: April 12, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago… Grow hemp, if you dare… Political action in California… Colbert’s audience goes “whoo”… and more!

(Associated Press) // A Mexican drug lord has been named “Public Enemy No. 1” in Chicago, even though he’s never visited the city. The DEA office there says expansion by Mexican cartels into America’s heartland is among organized crime’s most serious threats to the US.

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11:16am

Fri April 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Muir Woods

Dan Chang, Muir Woods volunteer
photo by Julie Caine

5:29pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Film explores the untold story of America’s heroines

On Monday night, PBS is airing the documentary, Wonder Women: the Untold Story of America’s Heroines.  The film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect something more subtle, that is: society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. It features TV stars Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), along with Gloria Steinem and others talking about feminism through a pop culture lens. Bay Area documentary filmmaker Kristy Guevera-Flanagan made the film. She spoke with KALW contributor Kevin Robinson, who runs the website Medium Rare.

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2:45pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 11, 2013

Turning a healthy corner in the Bay View! Wonder Women! This week's Audiograph revealed! And local composer and vocalist Ken Ueno!

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