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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5:42pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 7, 2013

Not just the homeless rely on San Francisco's food banks; Beating the Dhol drums with Non Stop Bhangra; Bay Area Beats: DJ Atish on the art of mixing; and local band Picture Atlantic.

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5:42pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: DJ Atish on the art of mixing

Atish Mehta, courtesy of atish.net

The chemistry between people on a dance floor and the DJ mixing for them is not something to take lightly. The DJ is like a combination of artist, entertainer, and performer – taking the crowd on a musical journey.

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4:32pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Not just the homeless rely on San Francisco's food banks

Clients receive food in San Francisco's Mission District
http://www.arribajuntos.org/services.html Arriba Juntos

The San Francisco and Marin Food Banks provide food to 225,000 people each year through different food programs – one of these is their food pantry program. Seventeen percent of the people the food banks serve are homeless. The rest are low-wage workers, older adults, children and the unemployed. The food for the food pantry program is distributed by 230 local pantries in the area, including a small neighborhood organization in San Francisco’s Mission district every Thursday.

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5:34pm

Mon May 6, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 6, 2013

Crosscurrents presents 99% Invisible: A huge controversy over a new UC logo.

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5:19pm

Mon May 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: The brief and tumultuous life of the new UC logo

If you’re not from California, or missed this bit of news, the University of California has a new logo – or, rather, had a new logo. To be more precise they had a new “visual identity system,” which is the kind of entirely accurate but completely wonky description that gets met with sarcastic eye rolls from anyone who isn’t a designer, but there it is. But they don’t have a new logo anymore. Because of a massive public backlash, the UC system actually suspended the monogram while we were reporting this story.

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