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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4:44pm

Tue November 13, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 13, 2012

Proposition F goes down the drain; The endangered art of making hats; StoryCorps: The thrill of discovery; Commentary: Plague of Frogs; and The Goat Family Band.

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3:03pm

Tue November 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

The endangered art of making hats

Photo courtesy of Olivia Griffin, Abbie Dwelly, Wendy Hawkins, and Kirsten Hove

It’s hard not to notice that it’s getting colder.  You can tell how cold it is just by looking at what people are wearing nowadays: thicker leggings, furry boots, scarves, and, of course, hats.

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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

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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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