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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6:13pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

City tries new model for resettling homeless

One of the tents pitched under I-280, in October 2012.
Mary Rees

Last fall, I went  to Fifth and King Streets in  San Francisco, just under the on-ramp to I-280. A group of tents inhabited the space then. The ground around the tents was swept, and bicycles stood in neat lines. Residents, such as Jessica Prater, knew one another and felt safe there.

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1:33pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: John Santos

The rhythms of today's local music may be Latin, but they come from an ensemble headed by Bay Area native John Santos. Santos is Resident Artistic Director for four performances at the new SFJazz Center this weekend, and will be performing himself on Saturday, March 23, starting at 7:30pm. 

6:30pm

Tue March 19, 2013
Iraq War

Unlikely Americans: Iraqi refugees 10 years later

Courtesy of citizensreachout.org

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. In the past decade, we have heard from people with varying perspectives on the war: politicians for and against it; anti-war activists; foreign governments; and the United Nations – and we’ve heard the stories of military veterans coming home.

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5:52pm

Tue March 19, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 19, 2013

A Crosscurrents special on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, as told by Iraqi refugees.

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12:03pm

Tue March 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Sinister Dexter

What’s that you’re hearing? It’s Sinister Dexter, a horn-heavy funk and soul band from Mountain View. They've evolved over the years from swing and blues into funk and soul at the urging of their audience. They say their goal is to be “the local band that we would go out of our way to see ourselves.”

You can go out of your way to see them this Friday March 22 at Tupelo, in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. Music begins around 8pm.

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