Crosscurrents

Monday-Thursday at 5pm

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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8:26pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: May 17, 2013

Poetic imagery from The Lit Slam poetry experience
https://www.facebook.com/TheLitSlam

BAY AREA BOOK WORLD BREAKING NEWS

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3:07pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: May 17, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

US Attny. targets SF center… Positives reported in two clinical trials… Jimmy Carter denounces legalization… Dueling conferences in Bay Area this weekend… and more!

>> Politics and Legalization

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7:26pm

Thu May 16, 2013

6:26pm

Thu May 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Revisiting San Francisco StoryCorps with Dave Isay

StoryCorps provides a place for loved ones to record and share personal stories.
http://www.thecjm.org/on-view/currently/storycorps-storybooth/about

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay joined KALW’s Hana Baba live by phone to revisit some memories recorded in San Francisco.

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5:16pm

Thu May 16, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks

http://flic.kr/p/atHGkZ
Bunches and Bits

 

Sergio Lub is walking me through the stockroom of his jewelry company’s headquarters in Martinez. All around the room, precious metal bracelets and rings nestle in cardboard boxes with labels like “Mardi Gras” and “Sage Bundle.”

 

Lub’s been making and designing jewelry for over 30 years, but I’m not here to talk with him about that. I’m here to learn about something else he’s been experimenting with for just as long – alternative economies, or as he puts it: “trying to find different forms of this human invention we call money.”

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