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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1:57pm

Tue November 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: The thrill of discovery

Dr. Ernest Marquez worked at The National Institute of Health until 2008.

After graduating from Fresno State in 1972, Dr. Ernest Marquez worked at The National Institute of Health until 2008. Marquez, who is is a Mexican American, tells his friend Judit Camacho what it was like to enter an industry in which he was a minority.

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9:25am

Tue November 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Goat Family

The Goat Family

Have your heard of The Goat Family band?  That’s who you’re hearing now. They started as a roots music / jug band. And while they stay true to those traditions most of the time, they admit to being influenced by everyone from Leadbelly to Led Zeppelin. 

They have a show tomorrow, November 14th at The Bazaar Café in San Francisco starting at 7pm. And they want you to know that dancing and laughing are encouraged. 

5:23pm

Mon November 12, 2012
VETERANS

Even with new treatments, few PTSD vets seek help

Under CC License by The U.S. Army http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/2898270225/

Vietnam veteran Howie Slater describes himself as a walking time bomb.

“I’m originally from New York, and I was drafted in 1967. I was In Cu Chi Vietnam attached to the 25th infantry division, so I did see my somewhat share of combat,” says Slater.

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4:56pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 12, 2012

The role of the youth vote in the 2012 Presidential election, rehabilitation opportunities inside prison, innovative strategies to help veterans with PTSD, and local musicians The Phenomenauts.

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4:48pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Politics

Youth Radio: Is there a youth enthusiasm gap in voting?

Youth Radio surveyed young people around the East Bay about if and why they voted.
Chaz Hubbard/Youth Radio

In 2008, 18- to 29-year-olds voted in record numbers. Turnout this election was expected to be way down among that age group – a voting bloc known as the Millennials – but their numbers were on par with four years ago. Mitt Romney received 37 percent support from young people, about 7 points higher than John McCain, and Barack Obama clinched 60 percent of the youth vote this time around.

Felicia Sullivan is a researcher at CIRCLE, the premier polling organization tracking youth and politics. She was pleasantly surprised as the polling numbers started coming in.

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