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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5:25pm

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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2:08pm

Tue June 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Pacific Mozart Ensemble

Today's local music is the Bay Area a-cappella choir known as The Pacific Mozart Ensemble. You'll find this group does not limit themselves to Mozart. The Pacific Mozart Ensemble will be performing their Jazz & Pop concert on Sunday, June 9 at the Berkeley City Club. The concert begins at 5p.m.

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5:53pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Education

Oakland School for the Arts still making noise after ten years

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In 2002, Oakland Mayor, now governor, Jerry Brown started Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) with the hope that students would have an outlet to express themselves through art forms like dance, theater, and visual illustrations.

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5:42pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Education

Oakland high school students head out of the classroom to solve neighborhood problems

Lizzy Schultz

It’s a Friday afternoon at the MetWest High School gymnasium. Over a hundred students and faculty are gathered for the school’s weekly town hall meeting.

Senior Jose Gomez is at the front of the gym. He’s proposing his thesis project: “So the issue I’m focusing on is many Latino families have a lack of communication between each other. I’m trying to get them strengthened,” says Gomez.

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