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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12:31pm

Wed June 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: American Nomad

American Nomad

There are several terms to describe today's featured band American Nomad, including “smart songwriting, catchy lyrics and strong musicianship.” The group’s sound is rooted in the traditions of folk music and swing dance which makes them naturals to appear at this weekend’s Free Folk Festival

This is the 37th year for the Free Folk Festival, which takes place both Saturday and Sunday, at Presidio Middle School in San Francisco. 

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5:46pm

Tue June 4, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Youth Radio: Rethinking fashion after Bangladesh

Picture of a clothing vendor in Dhaka, Bangladesh where Bianca toured this winter.
Adnan Islam

I’ve always had a deep love for fashion. I celebrate fashion week like it’s a holiday. But earlier this year, I realized the true cost of my clothes when I met a group of women I’d been stealing from my whole life.

As part of an exchange program, I traveled eight thousand miles, from Oakland, Calif. to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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5:33pm

Tue June 4, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Stanford fellow tracks Nigerian government files online

Musikilu Mojeed
http://www.musikilumojeed.com/

Musikilu Mojeed is a Nigerian investigative journalist who has been reporting on his country’s oil sector for over a decade, risking his safety to uncover massive corruption that was found at the highest levels of government. He is now here at Stanford University on a one-year fellowship, where he is learning how to create an online database that will allow journalists in his country to access government files more freely. Mojeed spoke with KALW's Hana Baba. 

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5:25pm

Tue June 4, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 4, 2013

Stanford fellow tracks Nigerian government files online; Grow your own farm-fresh wardrobe; Youth Radio: Rethinking fashion after Bangladesh; and Bay Area a cappella choir The Pacific Mozart Ensemble.

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4:58pm

Tue June 4, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Grow your own farm-fresh wardrobe

Rebecca Burgess, creator of Fibershed Project

Here in the Bay Area, it’s all about going local. Especially when it comes to food. But what about other things in our lives? Like what we wear, for example? The fact is, few of us know exactly what goes into making our clothes, the chemicals, fibers, and dyes. But one Bay Area woman, Rebecca Burgess, is determined to take Localism to her wardrobe and has set out to live a year wearing clothes made completely within 150 miles from her home in Marin County.

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