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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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Fri May 24, 2013

KALW's Martina Castro at NFCB

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters is having its 38th annual conference right here in San Francisco May 29th through June 1st.  KALW will be well-represented on the opening afternoon for a special session called “recipe for good listening.”  Among the panel participants: KALW’s Martina Castro, co-founder and senior producer of Radio Ambulante, the spanish-language podcast that features compelling, sound-rich radio stories from everywhere Spanish is spoken.  Details at


Fri May 24, 2013

Cannabis News Roundup: May 24, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

OAS calls for flexibility… New health findings… Supreme Court just says no… “Great Gatsby” was a pot dealer… and more!


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Fri May 24, 2013

California High-Speed Rail challenge will move forward

A sign protesting the high-speed rail in the Central Valley (via flickr user J. Stephen Conn)

The first stage of construction on California’s high-speed rail is set to begin this summer, but the legal challenges aren’t going away anytime soon. Last week, a judge ruled that a lawsuit filed by Central Valley residents of Kings County to block construction will move forward as planned.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority had been trying to get the Kings County lawsuit lumped together with a separate “validation” lawsuit, where anyone opposed to the project can sue the Authority in one giant case.

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Thu May 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: KALW's Phone Room

Rrring, rrring! Thank you to everyone who dialed us up and supported KALW during this membership campaign


Thu May 23, 2013

Crosscurrents: May 23, 2013

The Bay Area's plan for sea level rise, KALW staff shares the music it digs, this week's Audiograph answer, and local musicians The Fill A Steins.

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