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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5:47pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Audiophiles

Audiophiles: The hidden musicality of the human voice

Sound designer Jeremiah Moore (right)
Erica Mu

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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5:09pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Litquake organizers take you 'way behind the music' of pop stars

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When was the last time you read an American pop star's memoir? Have you ever flipped through one of those glossy volumes at a bookstore and thought, "How narcissistic! What would possess anyone to read this?"

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4:56pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Solving two problems with one job

We hear a lot about green jobs these days – those in renewable energy like solar, or wind, or retrofitting houses so they stay warmer. President Obama, campaigning in 2008, promised that investing $150 billion in clean energy would generate five million jobs. But after $90 billion from the stimulus, only a fraction of that number have been created.

San Francisco is trying to be green. The city has committed to an aggressive Climate Action Plan that calls for reducing carbon emissions by a quarter by the year 2017 – and getting to 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. The city also awards millions of dollars in grants for environmental cleanup programs.

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