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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6:24pm

Tue May 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph: Making noise at SF State

For most of us, it’s pretty easy to make the distinction between music and noise. We probably don’t even think much about it. 

But for some people, those distinctions are blurry. Songs, trains, rustling leave-- they all have a kind of musicality.

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12:21pm

Tue May 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Earl Thomas

Karen Edwards

There aren’t many music festivals named for living performers, but Earl Thomas is one of them. His namesake festival occurs in his birthplace of Pikesville, Tennessee. But you can hear Earl Thomas singing next Monday May 27 at Biscuits and Blues, just off of San Francisco’s Union Square, starting about 7:30pm. Go for the blues, but notice his shoes!

 

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8:53pm

Mon May 20, 2013

6:19pm

Mon May 20, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 20, 2013

A special co-hosted-by-Rob-Baedeker edition of Crosscurrents! We'll meet some ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

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5:51pm

Mon May 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

Behind the science of sports obsession

Millions of people are crazy about sports, whether or not their teams are any good. Exactly why that is is the subject of Eric Simons’ new book: The Secret Lives of Sports Fans: The Science of Sports Obsession. Simons sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny to talk about the chemistry of fandom.

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