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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12:35pm

Tue May 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: SFJazz High School All-Star Orchestra

What you’re hearing now is the best the Bay Area has to offer in young jazz musicians. This is the award-winning SFJazz High School All-Star Orchestra. They’re helping to inaugurate the new SFJazz Center next Saturday May 18. It’s an afternoon show, starting at 2pm.

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11:24pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans face an uncertain future after war

Since 2001, about 2.5 million people have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, at least a third of them more than once. When they return, many veterans need long term physical and mental care. But they often don't get it.

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11:04pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

The Ripple Effects of PTSD

Photo by eren {sea+prairie}

What veterans have seen at war doesn’t just affect them – it also affects the people around them. Journalist Mac McClelland has been reporting on how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects families and how they cope when very little treatment is available. KALW’s Casey Miner interviews McClelland about her recent article in Mother Jones magazine titled, “Is PTSD contagious?” 

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6:09pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 13, 2013

Veteran Profile: Cindy Alejandrez; A conversation with reporter Mac McClelland: How PTSD can affect veterans' families; and a mother shares what it's like to deal with her son's buried pain.

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1:28pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Transportation

Officials recommend lifting bike restrictions on BART trains

A commuter with his bike on BART (photo by Isabel Angell)

After several pilot projects testing bike access on Bay Area BART trains, BART officials recommended that bikes be allowed on trains at all hours and in all stations. This would be a big change from the current rules, where riders can’t bring bikes on trains or into the cramped 12th and 19th Street stations during peak commute hours.

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