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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5:50pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 21, 2013

A Special "Audiographiles" Edition of Crosscurrents:

Entering the soundscape with Bernie Krause; BoomTown Sounds: San Francisco's sonic history; This bus in an F: the music of everyday life; a conversation with Julie Caine about KALW's Audiograph; and this week's Audiograph sound revealed!

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5:47pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Entering the soundscape with Bernie Krause

In this episode of Crosscurrents, we go on a sonic tour of sounds from everyday life, led by bioacoustician and soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause.

Part I.

Bernie Krause says if we really listen, we’ll hear an animal orchestra out there and we need to protect it.

“Fully 50 percent of the habitats I’ve recorded are now quiet. It tells us about so many things about ourselves and how we’re doing in relationship to the rest of the living world around us,” says Krause.

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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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