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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2:24pm

Fri March 22, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: March 22, 2013

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UCLA Prof to oversee Washington State cannabis...If cannabis is medicine, why should the CA-ABC control it?...Forbes highlights cannabis angel investors...Another ton of pot found on CA beach … and more!

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6:17pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

BoomTown Sounds: San Francisco's sonic history

Andrew Roth is a sound designer who re-creates soundscapes that no longer exist. You can hear his most recent work at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. The exhibit is called BoomTown, and it’s what San Francisco sounded like in the early 1850s, when the city was known as the Barbary Coast.

Click the audio player above to listen to the story. 

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5:50pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 21, 2013

A Special "Audiographiles" Edition of Crosscurrents:

Entering the soundscape with Bernie Krause; BoomTown Sounds: San Francisco's sonic history; This bus in an F: the music of everyday life; a conversation with Julie Caine about KALW's Audiograph; and this week's Audiograph sound revealed!

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5:47pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Entering the soundscape with Bernie Krause

In this episode of Crosscurrents, we go on a sonic tour of sounds from everyday life, led by bioacoustician and soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause.

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Bernie Krause says if we really listen, we’ll hear an animal orchestra out there and we need to protect it.

“Fully 50 percent of the habitats I’ve recorded are now quiet. It tells us about so many things about ourselves and how we’re doing in relationship to the rest of the living world around us,” says Krause.

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5:38pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Wave Organ

Maya de Paula Hanika

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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