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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5:23pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 19, 2013

A conversation about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. beyond the "I Have a Dream" speech and beyond his role in the fight for civil rights.

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5:00pm

Mon February 18, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 18, 2013

A Crosscurrents special on the difficulties and dilemmas of donating human eggs.

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4:41pm

Mon February 18, 2013
Politics

Youth Radio: Young people still plugged into politics on social media

In the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, President Obama touched on several issues that might have pricked the ears of his young supporters who were instrumental in getting him re-elected.

According to CIRCLE, young black and Hispanic women provided the strongest support for President Obama among young voters in 2012. Young black male voters also heavily supported the president, although more of them voted Republican than in 2008.

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10:23am

Mon February 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

An animated bunch of Oscar nominees

Official poster of "Adam and Dog"
Courtesy of adamanddog.tumblr.com

I’ve always been intrigued by the short features that are nominated for Academy Awards every year. Everybody (who watches movies) is familiar with the best picture nominees, the best actors, actresses, and directors. But only recently have I become aware that the shorts that win the same awards are available to be seen as well.

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12:25am

Sat February 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? February 18, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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