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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12:40pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Cyril Guiraud Trio

Today we're featuring the Cyril Guiraud Trio. They'll be crossing the bridge from Berkeley to play this Friday (January 18, 2013) at Café Royale in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill area. Music begins about 9 pm.

 

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6:11pm

Tue January 15, 2013
StoryCorps

StoryCorps: Marching for civil rights in San Jose

In 1965, San Jose resident Andrew Montgomery was inspired by Martin Luther King’s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Montgomery was deeply offended by the laws preventing African Americans from renting and buying homes in certain areas of San Jose. So he started up a chapter of CORE – the Congress of Racial Equality. After hearing about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march of 1965, Andrew and his friends wanted to follow in his footsteps – right here in the Bay Area.

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6:02pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Prisons

Dispatches from the Inside: Healthcare for all?

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

January 10, 2013

Even now, we tend to believe our elected officials when they tell us something.  Even though, time after time, the statements they make turn out to be inaccurate, misleading or downright false.  We believe them because we want to be right about the people we choose to lead us.  If THEY are untruthful or dishonest, what does that say about the choices WE make?  But politicians do color the truth.

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5:53pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Cops & Courts

Two men, two plans to reduce California's inmate population

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California has just six months left to meet a federal court deadline to reduce its adult prison population from 156,000 inmates to 109,000 – in a prison system designed to hold just 80,000 people. The state is not there yet, and it might not meet that deadline. Last week, Governor Jerry Brown said the state's prison crisis is over and he wants the federal court out of the system.

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5:36pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 15, 2013

Two men, two plans to reduce California's inmate population; Hearing the first-person accounts of slaves; Dispatches from the Inside: Healthcare for All?; Storycorps: Andrew Montgomery; and local band Eggplant Casino.

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