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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5:38pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Wave Organ

Maya de Paula Hanika

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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1:12pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Bobby McFerrin

Music by Bobby McFerrin

The distinctive sounds we’re featuring on today’s show are by Bobby McFerrin. He wasn’t born here, and he doesn’t live here, but Bobby McFerrin got his start here: his first public performance was at the Noe Valley Ministry, many years ago. McFerrin has a warning on his website: listening to his music may produce unparalleled joy and a rejection of the predictable. He’s in town a week from Saturday, March 30th, with the San Francisco Symphony for a special show at Davies Symphony Hall, starting at 8pm.

7:26pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Cops & Courts

CDCR responds to parole criticism

Last week, we aired a commentary by Richard Gilliam, who is an inmate at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo. We asked the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for a reply. Here’s what Public Information Officer Bill Sessa had to say.

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6:23pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 20, 2013

Moving homeless off the streets and into residency hotels, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on their programs for parolees, the Ceasefire program in Oakland, and local musician John Santos.

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6:18pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Politics

Can we end the cycle of violence in Oakland?

Audio available after 5pm.

Oftentimes, spiritual leaders are the ones we turn to, to help solve problems in our communities. One of those leaders is Reverend George Cummings of the Imani Community Church in Oakland. For years, he has been working in the local community to cut back the violence.  Recently, neighborhood advocates like Cummings have teamed up with the Oakland police to implement a violence prevention program called Ceasefire.  Reverend Cummings talked to KALW’s Holly Kernan about how it works.

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