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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5:09pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Litquake organizers take you 'way behind the music' of pop stars

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When was the last time you read an American pop star's memoir? Have you ever flipped through one of those glossy volumes at a bookstore and thought, "How narcissistic! What would possess anyone to read this?"

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4:56pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Solving two problems with one job

We hear a lot about green jobs these days – those in renewable energy like solar, or wind, or retrofitting houses so they stay warmer. President Obama, campaigning in 2008, promised that investing $150 billion in clean energy would generate five million jobs. But after $90 billion from the stimulus, only a fraction of that number have been created.

San Francisco is trying to be green. The city has committed to an aggressive Climate Action Plan that calls for reducing carbon emissions by a quarter by the year 2017 – and getting to 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. The city also awards millions of dollars in grants for environmental cleanup programs.

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4:59pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Transportation

Car-share parking attracts an unlikely foe in SF

(Photo by Lacy Atkins, SFGate)

Parking a car-share vehicle in San Francisco is about to get easier. At least, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors hopes so. Last week, the Board passed an ordinance to allow residential developers to add more parking spots to their new apartment buildings – if those spots are dedicated for car-share programs.

The ordinance, which was proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener, passed through the Board of Supervisors unanimously. But not everyone thinks it’s a good idea– and the main opponent is a little surprising.

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4:51pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

The life of an older woman without a home in San Francisco

Imagine having nowhere to sleep, now, imagine that reality if you’re older, and maybe you suffer from illness or decreased mobility.

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4:51pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 20, 2013

The reality of being an older woman without a home in San Francisco.

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