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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4:34pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Homelessness

Seniors on the streets of San Francisco

Photo by Jim Forest on Flikr

If you really want to know how our local economy is doing, look no further than the nearest homeless shelter. Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty oversees homelessness in the city, and he says these days, San Francisco’s roughly 1,150 beds are nearly full each night. Advocates say there’s been a sharp increase in homeless seniors, especially women. It was rare to see this population on the streets a few decades ago, but now service providers say it seems to be the norm.

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1:24pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Brainoil

John Weber www.beerobssessed.com

Today's local band is Brainoil, a doom and sludge-metal group from Oakland. They’re one of 25 bands descending on a new bar this weekend for The Awakening Metalfest. Brainoil will be thrashing their guitars this Friday at Neck of the Woods, on Clement Street in San Francisco, the site of the old Rockit Room. They go on at 9:20pm. Don’t be late!

12:35pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Russian Fest, Drunken Spelling Bee, & Oscars with Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ, a San Francisco-based drag performer, emcee, filmmaker and actress (2009)
James K. Buck Wikimedia Commons

Yes, President’s Day is over. No, we don’t have another three day weekend until May, not that I’m counting. But buck up kids, the weekend will not only bring sun, but also the promise of international celebration with Russian festivals, Chinese New Year parades, record-setting rappers, and the glamour of the red carpet as stars gather for the 85th Academy Awards. So, grab your fur hat and a glass of champagne and prepare yourself for a weekend that just might live up to its three-day long predecessor...

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5:23pm

Tue February 19, 2013
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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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