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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6:25pm

Mon January 14, 2013
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Maybe it's time you finally went to Treasure Island

Treasure Island View and Naked Lady Statue
Credit Lisa Ratner

Our Hear Here community storytelling project has been asking Oakland and San Francisco residents to tell them a story about a meaningful place in their neighborhood. Meanwhile, the KALW news team has set out on a similar mission, and visited iconic places all over the Bay Area to talk to the people who visit them. KALW’s Lisa Ratner brought back this story from Treasure Island.

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5:20pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 14, 2013

The organization Playworks teaches kids how to play games again, the Exploratorium moves locations, a place profile of Treasure Island, a short history of the Bay Bridge, and local musicians Mazacote.

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1:35pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Game museum keeps coin-operated antiques alive and flipping

Dan Zelinsky is the owns and operates the Musée Mechanique at Pier 45
Eva Soncin

The Musée Mechanique at San Francisco's Pier 45 brings together two of the city’s greatest tourist draws: history and entertainment. It’s an arcade, with some of the oldest and most rare games in the industry.

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4:24pm

Fri January 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Turnstyle: How to frame the debate over video games and gun violence

Image courtesy of TurnstyleNews.com

The Penny Arcade Report’s Ben Kuchera has a powerhouse of an editorial up today.

Kuchera uses Quentin Tarantino’s stark refusal to play into an interviewer gambit to see his films– specifically the gun violence heavy Django Unchained – through the lens of the Sandy Hook massacare as a prototype for how game makers should deal with the mainstream press on the issue:

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2:31pm

Fri January 11, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: January 11, 2013

Cannabis leaf

(SFExaminer) // There is no war on drugs. Calling cannabis medicine sends a terrible message to the nation’s teens. And the Obama Administration strongly believes it is a false choice to consider legalization. These are some of the comments Gil Kerlikowske made this week in San Francisco. He leads the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the agency that last week admitted that Mexican gangs are not involved in growing cannabis in illegal plots in national forests.

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