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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8:00pm

Wed April 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Game changer

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Last night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 131 to 117 in what USA Today called “one of the most entertaining blowouts in recent memory.” The high-scoring affair reflects the modern game. But scores that high would have been unfathomable back in the early days of the NBA. That is, until professional basketball was redesigned.

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7:57pm

Wed April 24, 2013
Cops & Courts

Lacking police presence, Oakland residents take control of their streets

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A couple of years ago, Sonny Le and his five-year-old son were approaching their front gate in Oakland’s Glenview neighborhood after school when Le saw two men running towards them.

“One was trying to go behind us – the maneuver trying to corral your prey, basically,” he says. “The other one started coming right at me, at us. He put his hoodie on. It was like, OK, these kids gonna rob us.”

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4:59pm

Wed April 24, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 24, 2013

Lacking police presence, Oakland residents take control of their streets; a new film about Oakland's First Friday; 99% Invisible: Game Changer; and local band The Whiskey Pills Fiasco.

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5:09pm

Tue April 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Regreturature: The sorry literary past of some of San Francisco's best writers

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This Thursday, members of the esteemed San Francisco Writers’ Grotto will stand up and read their worst writing, in front of an audience. It’s part of the annual Litquake Festival, and it’s called "Regreturature." KALW’s Martina Castro went to last year’s show and did some thinking about her own creative process.

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5:08pm

Tue April 23, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 23, 2013

The United States of Debt; StoryCorps: Living With Multiple Sclerosis; Regreterature: The sorry literary past of some of San Francisco's best writers; and The San Francisco State Percussion Ensemble. 

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