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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11:02am

Sat May 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? May 5, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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1:21pm

Fri May 3, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: May 3, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

DEA resumes threats against landlords renting to dispensaries…. Cannabis college recognized by Dept. of Higher Ed…. Softer possession legislation passes CA Senate…. and more!

Seattle Times // The Drug Enforcement Administration notified eleven cannabis dispensaries in and around Seattle this week that they could be shut down because they’re too close to prohibited areas such as parks and schools.

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5:30pm

Thu May 2, 2013

5:25pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 2, 2013

Flaming couches! And the life of a fire watcher atop Mt. Tam. Plus this week's Audiograph sound, and local musicians Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony.

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4:18pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony

Does this music remind you of Queen? That’s not by accident. But Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony isn’t a tribute band; they’re the inventors of what they call Adventure Rock. It may surprise you that all of this sound comes from a trio, and the trio is from Crockett, California.

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