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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5:05pm

Thu April 18, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 18, 2013

Citizens solve bike theft crimes with social media; Exploratorium opens doors at Pier 15; Audiograph's Sound of the Week Revealed! and local band Los Trovadores.

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4:43pm

Thu April 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Exploratorium opens doors at Pier 15

Alyssa Kapnik

Yesterday was opening day for the new and improved Exploratorium over in San Francisco's Embarcadero. Right around Pier 15, the new space boasts 330,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits, 150 of them brand new. It also hopes to become the largest net-zero energy museum in the United States — if not the world.

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4:19pm

Thu April 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Cannabis News Roundup: April 19, 2013

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Portable Network Graphics

“Governor Gavin” calls for end to Drug War… News from Washington… Happy 4/20… and more!

(CA Dem.Conv.) // “Governor Gavin” Newsom outlined some of his accomplishments last weekend while he was at the helm of the California ship of state, filling in while Governor Jerry Brown was in China. He jokes that his gubernatorial library is being built in the back of a cannabis dispensary in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury.

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3:40pm

Thu April 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Los Trovadores

That voice? It belongs to Fito Reinoso. He’s the singer for a new Bay Area group that performs Cuban Son, Danzon and Boleros. They call themselves Los Trovadores, and they’re playing acoustic dance music on Earth Day this Saturday, April 20, at Rhythmix Cultural Works on Blanding Avenue in Alameda. The music begins at 8:00pm.

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6:00pm

Wed April 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

Proposed museum would shine light on New Deal

Works Progress Administration

In the coming months, San Francisco’s grand Presidio park will announce a new tenant. The space up for grabs is the commissary building on Crissy Field, currently occupied by Sports Basement. And while George Lucas’ proposal for a museum of illustration has gotten the most press, there were 15 others, including a plan for a global observatory, a center dedicated to play, and a National New Deal Museum.

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