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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4:36pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Professional writers mentor aspiring young people in San Francisco

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In San Francisco, there’s a program that pairs aspiring young writers with professional mentors. It’s called WritersCorps and it’s sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission. One of the students is apprentice DeAsia Landrum.

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4:28pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Daniel Capo

Credit Mills College

Today we feature music composed by Daniel Capo of Oakland. Capo teaches at Mills College, and is taking part in this year’s Signal Flow Music and Sound Art Festival. Signal Flow is an annual spring festival of student works, going on this week.  Capo is one of five performers who will appear on Saturday, March 9, at the Littlefield Concert Hall at Mills in Oakland.

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3:18pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Tea leaves, experimental sound, and dungeon masters

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I don't know about you, but I'm feeling experimental. My arms and ears are open to what the universe has to offer, and luckily this weekend, the Bay Area is brimming with new options: from sounds by young producers, to a vast selection of fresh tastes on the world's most popular, brewed beverage. Let's go adventuring this Arts/Culture/Weekend!

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1:26pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

East Bay Express: City contractor faces labor and environmental charges

Over the years, Bill Aboudi has portrayed himself as a champion of independent truckers in Oakland. The local businessman has a city contract to operate a large parking operation for big rigs at the former Oakland Army Base. But records also reveal strong evidence that Aboudi has violated several labor and environmental regulations in recent years, along with multiple city laws, and that he owes city taxpayers more than $235,000 in back rent and penalties for use of public property.

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11:15am

Wed March 6, 2013
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: The shooting that put Oakland's First Friday event in limbo

Youth Radio explores how a shooting at First Fridays, Oakland's popular monthly street party puts its future in limbo.

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