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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5:05pm

Mon December 15, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 15, 2014

The San Quentin Prison Report: One Night Gone Wrong; preserving culture with music; Care to join me in a Mint?; and San Francisco group Foxtails Brigade.

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5:01pm

Mon December 15, 2014
Cops & Courts

One night gone wrong

San Quentin Prison
Nigel Poor

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the award-winning San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

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5:01pm

Mon December 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Care to join me in a Mint?

The Old Mint is currently used for special events. There are also tours on weekends.

San Francisco has a rich history, with many groups claiming a piece of it. There’s the California Historical Society, and the Society of California Pioneers - which are not to be confused with the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society (SFMHS). Additionally, many ethnic groups and neighborhoods in the City preserve specific aspects of our past. Our history is a big draw for out-of-towners.

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5:00pm

Mon December 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Preserving culture with music

Texas Bluesman Mance Lipscomb and Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwiz from the film "This Ain't No Mouse Music" by Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling

Good music can be uplifting, it can be healing, it can get you out of the house and on your feet, dancing. A new documentary film, “This Ain’t No Mouse Music,” tackles another side of music: how it can act like oral history, preserving unique cultures that could disappear.

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10:52am

Mon December 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Foxtails Brigade

Photo by: Riki Feldmann

What’s this you’re hearing?  It’s the sounds of Foxtails Brigade. This San Francisco group has so many diverse musical influences that they credit “Etcetera” on their website. 

Foxtails Brigade will be drawing from their many influences when they perform at The Chapel on Valencia Street in San Francisco. They'll be there Friday (12.19), with music starting at 9pm.  

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