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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4:12pm

Thu February 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Valentine’s Day sing-a-long, crosscultural performances, silent film and more

Mary Pickford from "My Best Girl" (1927)
http://www.silentfilm.org/press/images/my-best-girl-images

Whether it makes you weak in the knees or weak in the stomach, Valentine’s Day weekend is inescapably upon us. Highlights include cinematic love letters to the May-December romance, 80s power ballads for jilted lovers, and one of the biggest record swaps around. When that’s all said and done, film festivals, Lunar New Year celebrations and music abounds.

Welcome to your Arts/Culture/Weekend:

THURSDAY

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6:32pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 13, 2013

Being African American and battling leukemia, Shanghai Calling and promoting business relationships with China, a jazz collector, San Francisco beer week, and local musicians the Assad Brothers.

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5:42pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Arts & Culture

A mind for Jazz

Record shop owner Berigan Taylor dropped by KALW to tell Executive Editor (and fellow Jazz fan) Ben Trefny the story behind his little record shop in Oakland. Berigan’s was the inspiration for Michael Chabon’s new novel, Telegraph Avenue.  Taylor is a life-long record collector and still one of the Bay Area’s biggest jazz enthusiasts. As in, he could probably name every musician on every jazz recording you have ever heard.

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5:35pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Arts & Culture

A brewing trend in San Francisco

photo by Brian Pelletier

The time it takes most people to do their grocery shopping, I could spend just standing in a well-stocked beer aisle. Or staring at tap handles in a bar. Every pint has its own story. Who’s responsible for the recipe? How is the beer crafted? Where did the beer come from? What are the brewer’s inspirations? These are all questions I ponder when I’m making my own beer, and I wanted to know what my fellow San Francisco homebrewers thought. 

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5:31pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Francisco’s Economic Crush: will China be Courted?

 

San Francisco is a city known for its unorthodox way of doing things. So, how does this endlessly creative California city promote its initiative to improve business relationships with China? By throwing a Hollywood-style film premiere, of course.

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