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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6:25pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Politics

Gang of Eight's new pathways to citizenship

The hotly anticipated bill to overhaul our nation's immigration system is expected to be presented Tuesday by a bipartisan group of senators. At stake are the lives of at least 11 million — that’s the number of people living here without proper immigration documents.

From articles, interviews and tweets, we've pieced together what the proposal has in mind for different types of immigrant populations — long-term illegal residents, farm workers and felons, to name a few.

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6:13pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Politics

Young immigrants torn between their future and their families

Carlos Hernandez Martinez, at the Undocumented Student Program, UC Berkeley
Luis Flores

Tucked away in the student center at University of California Berkeley, the Undocumented Student Program is designed to be a national model. It makes college possible for students without legal status.

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5:51pm

Wed May 1, 2013

12:57pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Cinco de Mayo, free comics, and exploring 'After Dark'

Freedom Movement: Stories of People in Struggle
Musem of the African Diaspora

10:58am

Wed May 1, 2013
Transportation

AC Transit cancels fare hike, considers a decrease

(photo by Paul Sullivan via flickr)

Typically transit agencies raise prices as time goes by, not lower them. But AC Transit, the bus system that services Alameda and Contra Costa County in the East Bay Area, has canceled its fare increase scheduled for July – and it might even get cheaper to ride the bus. 

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