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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1:11pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Chinese-American Supervisors stand for all of San Francisco

Supervisor Eric Mar won re-election last night for San Francisco's District 1
Under CC license from Flickr user Confetti

The race for supervisor in San Francisco’s District 1, which includes the Richmond district, was a hotly contested one, pitting two Chinese-American candidates with different support bases against each other. Eric Mar, the progressive incumbent, defeated a challenge from David Lee, whose campaign was marked by massive third party spending and was widely seen to be the candidate of downtown business and landlord interests.

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12:33pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Newcomer Eric Swalwell unseats incumbent Pete Stark

Teenage supporters at an Eric Swalwell election party
Hana Baba

California’s 15th District race featured young newcomer and Democrat Eric Swalwell challenging the 39-year incumbent Democrat Pete Stark. It didn’t look too good for Swalwell ​– and even the Democratic party endorsed his rival – but last night Stark was unseated by his challenger.

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12:06pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Young voters less "pissed off" after election

League of Pissed Off Voter member, Amy Scott
Under CC license from Flickr user ekai

President Obama is said to have won thanks to the support of his base, which includes young people. The San Francisco offshoot of the young and progressive/liberal organization calls itself the League of Pissed Off Voters, but last night, members were in a pretty good mood.

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12:04pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

San Francisco Republicans respond to election results

Harmeet Dhillon ran against incumbent Mark Leno for his state Senate seat, and also lost last night.
Artjoms Konohovs

There were about a hundred people at the official San Francisco Republican Party election night event. Most of the men were dressed in suits and many women were wearing red cocktail dresses. But the party didn't last for long. In fact, many attendees were surprised by how quickly the presidential race was decided.

“Personally, I kind of predicted... I thought he'd win for a while,” said Republican John Dennis, who lost his race against House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. He wasn't too surprised by either loss, his or Romney's.

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7:29pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Cops & Courts

Commentary: How the passage of Prop 36 can change lives

San Quentin State Prison

Proposition 36 would not only reserve life sentences for violent and serious felonies, it would also allow those serving life sentences for non-violent, non-serious felonies to apply for re-sentencing provided they have already served twice the normal sentence for their current crime. In order to be approved for re-sentencing, each person would have to demonstrate to a judge they are not a current danger to society. 

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