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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4:29pm

Fri March 1, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: March 1, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

(Field Research Corp.) // A majority of California voters favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to a Field Poll (PDF) released this week. The Bay Area led the state in potential approval, with 66 percent of participants saying yes. That compares with 54 percent in favor throughout the state.  Approval of medical cannabis statewide stays at 72 percent.

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5:30pm

Thu February 28, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Alameda Ferry

Flickr user CaDeltaFoto

5:18pm

Thu February 28, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 28, 2013

Oakland residents on the next "First Friday" Art Murmur event after the shooting, San Francisco musician and Noise Pop performer Meklit Hadero, San Francisco high school band "The Shes," and local musicians Before the Brave.

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4:50pm

Thu February 28, 2013
Arts & Culture

Talking about a quieter Art Murmur

Flickr user mk30

It’s the last day of February. That means tomorrow people will gather in the streets to celebrate arts and culture at Oakland Art Murmur’s public event, First Friday. The day carries extra weight this time around, because of what happened at the last First Friday. Things were going well until about ten minutes before 11pm, when a shooting resulted in one death and three injuries, and the incident shocked people who have been patronizing the event since its beginning seven years ago. 

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4:43pm

Thu February 28, 2013
Arts & Culture

How San Francisco helped Meklit Hadero find her voice

Local musician Meklit Hadero hails from Ethiopia and currently calls San Francisco's Mission District home. Photo by Sarah Peet.

Born in Ethiopia, local musician Meklit Hadero lived all over the map until she landed in San Francisco almost eight years ago. The singer-songwriter was a resident artist with the de Young museum, is a TED Global fellow, and worked with the Red Poppy Art House and the Mission Arts and Performance Project.

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