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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5:43pm

Thu June 6, 2013
Transportation

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Bay Bridge

New Bay Bridge
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The Eastern span of the Bay Bridge is the region’s biggest-budget project. Plans for the seismically strong segment were first developed in 2002. It’s been more than a decade and the single suspension structure has cost more than $6 billion, which makes it overdue and over budget.

Recent issues involving snapping rods and improperly galvanized bolts may delay the long-awaited Labor Day opening.

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5:20pm

Thu June 6, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 6, 2013

Oakland restaurateur looks back on recession; The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Bay Bridge; Meet the woman behind the new Peninsula Museum of Art; Audiograph's Sound of the Week Revealed! and local musicians ZOFO Duet.

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4:32pm

Thu June 6, 2013
Transportation

Bay Area traffic rises with the economy

Approaching the Bay Bridge (via flickr user vision63)

The Bay Area has two of the top ten most congested cities in the country. No other state, let alone region, can claim that title. While San Francisco has always been a top contender for the worst traffic, San Jose jumped up in the list this year.

In 2010, it didn’t even make the top ten. Now, San Jose commuters can expect to waste 33 hours per year sitting in traffic, while San Francisco drivers waste an extra 50 hours each year in their cars.

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4:13pm

Thu June 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Meet the woman behind the new Peninsula Museum of Art

The East Gallery of the Peninsula Museum of Art, dedicated to sculpture, opens with works in bronze and recycled metals by Lori Kay, an early Artist in Residence with Recology
http://peninsulamuseum.org/exhibits/lori-kay-recycle-reuse-create#.UbEW1mRgayg

The new Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame is not like most museums. They’re usually started by major collectors, and most of those collectors are men, who – as Ruth Waters puts it – “need a place to put their stuff, and want to share it with the community. We didn’t start that way.”

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3:25pm

Thu June 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Folk, Family, and Free Donuts

Free Folk Festival poster

Free music, free exhibits, even free doughnuts!  Freely enjoy your Arts/Culture/Weekend:

Thursday

BAM/PFA // It's the first Thursday of the month, which means you can visit the public galleries of the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive at no charge. DETAILS: 11am - 5pm, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. COST: Free.

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