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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5:56pm

Tue February 26, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 26, 2013

Potential sale of Downtown Berkeley Post Office sparks public rally; What's your flavor? A coffee tour of the Bay Area; Bay Area Beats: Will Sprott; StoryCorps: Street violence comes home; and local singer Ty Segall.

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5:19pm

Tue February 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

What's your flavor? A coffee tour of the Bay Area

This past summer, Peet's Coffee, founded in Berkeley back in 1966, was purchased by a German Company for $1 billion. Over the last half-century, on its way to becoming a billion dollar company, Peet's helped launch the Bay Area craft coffee movement, spawning places like Four Barrel, Blue Bottle, Philz, and other independent coffee shops. Today, there's a wealth of coffee shops to be found, each with its own distinctive flavor and fans.

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11:43am

Tue February 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's local music: Ty Segall

Things are going well for Ty Segall, who you’re hearing now. Last year he appeared on both the David Letterman and Conan O’Brien shows, and he was the headliner at The Fillmore about a month ago. This Thursday, though, he’s part of the "Noise Pop" line-up at the humble Knockout Room in San Francisco. Music starts about 10pm.

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5:04pm

Mon February 25, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 25, 2013

The Ellis Act and evicting tenants in San Francisco, rental wars in San Francisco, The Money Diaries featuring young voices from Oakland, burning a piano at Ocean Beach, and local musician Amy X Neuburg.

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4:42pm

Mon February 25, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Money Diaries: The cost of a breakup

Money Diaries is a new series in which young people from Oakland talk about their relationship with money.
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The pain of heartbreak is hard enough – but when couples live together, a breakup can have financial implications, too. That’s what happened to La’Trisha Dillon, who goes by Dillon. This is the first story in a series we’re calling “Money Diaries,” in which young people from Oakland talk about their relationships with money.

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