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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2:36pm

Fri March 8, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: March 8, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

(Politico) // “The people in the federal hierarchy are in an impossible position” when it comes to cannabis regulation, according to US Senator Earl Blumenauer of Oregon. He hopes to correct that with federal legislation introduced Monday.

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2:26pm

Fri March 8, 2013
Cops & Courts

There’s more to marijuana than THC: Martin Lee talks about CBD

Martin A. Lee, author/journalist
Simon Speakers

Cannabis is pretty easy for anyone to get these days – anyone, that is except researchers and scientists, said author and journalist Martin A. Lee at his March 6 presentation sponsored by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

The presentation focused on the CBD (cannabidiol) element of cannabis, but Lee started with some context.

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5:30pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Sonoma County Pruning Competition

Rosie Chavez times contestants in a pruning competition in Sonoma County

5:03pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill is considered one of the architects and champions of the new music scene in the Bay Area. She founded the annual Garden of Memory concert at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, which is one of the many ways she tries to make contemporary music more accessible to a wider audience. She also does that Sunday nights on her radio show Then and Now on KALW on Sundays at 8pm. Cahill spoke with KALW's Martina Castro and played some songs for her, as she described why she ended up leaving the more formal classical world, for the freedom of the experimental genre.

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5:01pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 7, 2013

How the power of a photograph can change lives, pianist Sarah Cahill, L'Alliance Française in Berkeley, the audiograph answer of the week, and local musician Zakir Hussain.

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