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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5:35pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Arts & Culture

A brewing trend in San Francisco

photo by Brian Pelletier

The time it takes most people to do their grocery shopping, I could spend just standing in a well-stocked beer aisle. Or staring at tap handles in a bar. Every pint has its own story. Who’s responsible for the recipe? How is the beer crafted? Where did the beer come from? What are the brewer’s inspirations? These are all questions I ponder when I’m making my own beer, and I wanted to know what my fellow San Francisco homebrewers thought. 

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5:31pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Francisco’s Economic Crush: will China be Courted?

 

San Francisco is a city known for its unorthodox way of doing things. So, how does this endlessly creative California city promote its initiative to improve business relationships with China? By throwing a Hollywood-style film premiere, of course.

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4:51pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Education

Here's the drill: inside a school lockdown

Brett Myers Youth Radio

As recently as a year ago, schools across the country, including the middle school in San Francisco where I used to teach, were toning down security. But since the school shooting in Newtown, school districts across the San Francisco Bay Area are ramping up safety measures.

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4:32pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Composing the musical beat of a broken heart

Johannes Brahms, classical composer and big softie

It’s not often we hear a story of love and heartbreak – and the music that was specifically composed for it. One such story befell the 19th century composer Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann. Meghan Laslocky is author of The Little Book of Heartbreak and she shares their story of love and the music that told it with KALW’s Hana Baba.

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3:59pm

Tue February 12, 2013
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Turnstyle: Tesla Motors CEO says New York Times is lying

Tesla Motors

What do you do when you’re the owner of a revolutionary electric car manufacturer and the paper of record slams your first mass product in a review?

If you’re Elon Musk of Tesla Motors you take to Twitter and accuse the newspaper of lying. At The Verge:

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