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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9:16am

Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Exhibit of rarely seen Ansel Adams photos of UC-Berkeley closes this week

Ansel Adams is best known for his iconic photos of Yosemite National Park, and other areas of the West. But even this fabled photographer had to do commercial work to make ends meet. One such project took place in 1967 – documenting the UC-Berkeley campus. Original prints from this commission, titled “Fiat Lux,” are on view at Cal’s Bancroft Library, ending March 8, 2013.

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8:35pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Remembering the Bay's Naval history before it floats away

Naval Defense Reserve Fleet in Suisun Bay
Ashleyanne Krigbaum

After World War Two, Suisun Bay was a west coast port for the navy’s largest ships. The first grey goliaths arrived in the bay in 1946, and continued coming in over the following decades. They were meant to be a reserve fleet – so in theory, if the Navy ever needed extra ships, this is where they would get them. But for the most part, they never have needed them. And over time, the fleet has become a graveyard – a graveyard that needs a lot of upkeep.

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6:16pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Crosscurrents: March 6, 2013

Remembering the bay's Naval history before it floats away; Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams Documents the UC-Berkeley Campus; Professional writers mentor aspiring young people in San Francisco; and local composer Daniel Capo.

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4:36pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Professional writers mentor aspiring young people in San Francisco

Photo from www.sfartscommission.org/WC/

In San Francisco, there’s a program that pairs aspiring young writers with professional mentors. It’s called WritersCorps and it’s sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission. One of the students is apprentice DeAsia Landrum.

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4:28pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Daniel Capo

Credit Mills College

Today we feature music composed by Daniel Capo of Oakland. Capo teaches at Mills College, and is taking part in this year’s Signal Flow Music and Sound Art Festival. Signal Flow is an annual spring festival of student works, going on this week.  Capo is one of five performers who will appear on Saturday, March 9, at the Littlefield Concert Hall at Mills in Oakland.

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