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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2:34pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Gutai, Bluegrass, and Cartoon Jazz

Untitled (Green Circle on Red, 1968)
Jiro Yoshihara

You may just want to stay home this weekend, after last Sunday’s Super Bowl party. But in case you change your mind, here are some ideas that don’t cost much (if anything), and will keep you informed musically, physically, philanthropically, artistically, and historically. 

Here's your Arts/Culture/Weekend:

THURSDAY

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1:17pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Freedom Enterprise

Today’s local music is from Baltimore as we fulfill our end of a Super Bowl bet we had with Baltimore station WTMD. All week we have been bringing you local music from that city, and today’s pick is Freedom Enterprise, self-described as Baltimore’s “Funk Soul Rock'n'Roll musical experience.”

1:09pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Politics

Turnstyle News: Obama administration drone policy leaked

An MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle.
Courtesy of TurnstyleNews.com

We talk about the dangers of technology here from time to time, and have done some on the U.S. government’s use of military drones.

Here’s the mother of all drone reporting, from NBC News’ Michael Isikoff:

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6:02pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 6, 2013

Where homosexuality and Mormonism collide; Washington High School students on being "American;" Growing up trans; and "local" (Baltimore) legend David Byrne.

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5:54pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Where homosexuality and Mormonism collide

The intersection of gay rights and Mormon religion at a Mormons for Marriage Equality in Portland, Oregon.
Under CC license from Flickr user A.Davey

Recently on Crosscurrents, we aired a profile of Oakland’s Mormon Temple – an aesthetic icon in the city – and a place that’s very special to a man who was married there.

“Also, it is a place where a temple marriage can be performed, a marriage performed in a Mormon temple is not said to be ‘til’ death do you part, but also to carry on into the eternities,” Jay Pimentel said in the piece.

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