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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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Mon June 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Mad Noise

Today's local band calls themselves Mad Noise. They also call themselves “an identity crisis with rhythm.” Mad Noise plays for tips, they prefer to call it “busking”, every Saturday morning at the Farmers Market outside of San Francisco’s Ferry Building. Unlike most bands, they start at 8am, not 8pm!


Sat June 1, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? June 2, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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Fri May 31, 2013

Cannabis News Roundup: May 31, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

Amminano bill reconsidered today… First national brand of dispensaries proposed… Doctors recommend cannabis... Whole Foods celebrates Hemp Week... and more!


News & Review // A federal judge says the Justice Dept. is focusing on California’s dispensaries while seeming to ignore the situations in Washington and Colorado because the laws in those states are better written....

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Fri May 31, 2013
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: May 31, 2013

Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society Written by Carrie Galbraith, John Law, and Edited by Kevin Evans

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.


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Thu May 30, 2013

Crosscurrents: May 30, 2013

It takes a village: when special ed works; San Francisco's only free and democratic Conservatory of Music; this week's Audiograph answer revealed!; and local singer Meredith Axelrod.

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