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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5:34pm

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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10:51am

Mon May 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Picture Atlantic

If Picture Atlantic, the band you’re hearing now, were a wine, you might detect “notes of Coldplay.” That band was a big influence on Picture Atlantic’s founder, and their sound carries over to this band. They’re playing Thursday, May 9, at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco as part of PopScene Club Night. Music starts about 9:30pm.

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

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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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