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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5:45pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

Question Bridge: Why didn't you leave us with a blueprint?

A group of artists have been hearing questions from the black male community for a while – and they decided to find over 150 black men from around the country who were ready to give thoughtful and difficult answers on some of life’s biggest issues. The result was a video art installation called Question Bridge: Black Males, now on display at theOakland Museum of California. The project aims to promote constructive dialogue between black men and the rest of the nation, but also to break down limiting stereotypes about black male identity. In this second of five installments, participants answer this question, posed by young New York hip-hop artist, Robert Edwards: “Why didn’t ya’ll leave us with the blueprint?”

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5:37pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 30, 2013

"Question Bridge: Black Males." A video art installation that seeks to promote dialogue between black men and the rest of the nation. Plus local musicians The Pacific Boychoir.

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1:36pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Pacific Boychoir

Today, we're featuring a rehearsal by the Pacific Boychoir. Their motto is: “Bay Area based, World Renowned.” Over 160 boys participate in seven choirs within this 15-year-old organization. Their next performance will be Bach’s “Magnificat,” when they join the Oakland-East Bay Symphony for their final performance of the season. It takes place at Oakland’s Paramount Theater on Friday May 3rd. There’s a pre-concert talk at 7pm, with the main program starting at 8pm.

 

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5:03pm

Mon April 29, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 29, 2013

Walking death row at San Quentin State Prison; Dispatches from the Inside: Our first interview with Richard Gilliam; and local band Richard Bean & Sapo.

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4:44pm

Mon April 29, 2013
Cops & Courts

Walking death row at San Quentin State Prison

East Block of San Quentin State Prison, where death row inmates are housed
Nancy Mullane

San Quentin State Prison has four massive cell blocks, each identified by their cardinal direction: north, south, east, and west. Of the four, only one houses inmates sentenced to death. None of the cell blocks have been visited by a reporter since 2007.

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