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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5:30pm

Wed April 17, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 17, 2013

How the New Deal changed the face of San Francisco, the sailors who call the Berkeley Marina their home, how a graphic design changed the way ships cross the ocean, and local musicians Nebula Force, Go!

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3:44pm

Wed April 17, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

What's up with the weather? Answers from a climatologist

Just over a week ago, gusts up to 65 miles per hour toppled trees and power lines around the Bay Area and wreaked havoc on coastal roads. Winds that strong here can classify somewhere between a tropical storm. While they let up for the rest of the week, they returned Monday night, in force.  

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1:47pm

Wed April 17, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's local music: Nebula Force, Go!

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Today we're featuring a group called “Nebula Force, Go!” That’s a reference to Power Rangers ... and we’ll leave it at that. Anyway, this alternative folk rock quartet is playing at The Lost Church in San Francisco on Saturday April 20. Be advised that programs there often sell out. Music starts at 8pm.

 

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10:21am

Wed April 17, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Breathmobile rolls relief into Bay Area schools

The breathmobile
Sam Harnett

Industrial pollution in West Oakland and all throughout Alameda County can cause major problems for kids who live there. Aimed at addressing this issue, a mobile asthma clinic called the Breathmobile travels around to schools in the area.

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10:15am

Wed April 17, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Federal investigators slam Chevron for refinery fire

Last summer, the people of Richmond were in shock from the explosion and following fire that broke out at the Chevron oil refinery in their city. Black plumes of smoke hovered over the Bay, and people filled local emergency rooms with respiratory complaints. Chevron blamed the explosion on a ruptured pipeline.

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