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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2:27pm

Fri February 22, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Cannabis News Roundup: February 22, 2013

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(420 Magazine) // “Bridging the Gap Between Public & Policy” is the theme of this weekend’s four-day conference in Washington, DC, organized by advocacy group Americans for Safe Access. Today’s events focused on scientific research, featuring a talk by physicist John Schwarz, often called “the father of Superstring Theory.”

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6:23pm

Thu February 21, 2013

5:47pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Audiophiles

Audiophiles: The hidden musicality of the human voice

Sound designer Jeremiah Moore (right)
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If you had to design music for a performance called Chinese Whispers, you might jump to some pretty familiar sounds – mandolin, bamboo flute, maybe a gong or two. But artist Rene Yung’s Chinese Whispers isn’t that kind of a project. 

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5:20pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 21, 2013

Finding jobs in the green economy, musician biographies, sound design for the exhibit "Chinese Whispers," the Audiograph answer for the week, and local musician Nils Bultman.

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5:20pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Nils Bultmann

Today we are featuring a duet between a classical viola and an Australian didjeridu. Nils Bultmann, who is playing viola, wrote this piece, which may be part of his presentation on Sunday, February 24 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco. It’s presented by the Noe Valley Chamber Music series. The concert begins at 4pm.  

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