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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6:39pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

A destination for art at San Francisco International Airport

Art installation inside Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.
Under CC license from Flickr user Thom Watson

Terminal 2 at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been praised for its modern architectural design, which takes into account the needs of post 9/11 travelers. For instance, T2 has comfortable Recompose Area where passengers can put back their shoes and belts after passing through security check. Most of the shops and restaurants are also located within the reach from the gates, so that passengers can easily see their flight status. But there is something else that makes Terminal 2 special: its art collection.

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6:11pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 24, 2013

Striping Golden Gate Park; 99% Invisible: Design for Airports; the art of SFO's Terminal 2; The answer to the second Audiograph revealed!; and local group Solstice.

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5:57pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Golden Gate Fields in Albany

All week long we've been playing you a sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you.

Every Thursday, Audiograph producer Julie Caine will reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts. Did you have time to listen? Read on or listen above for the answer...

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6:08pm

Wed January 23, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 23, 2013

A family presses for answers about the death of an Oakland teen in an officer-involved shooting; Oakland faith leaders call for a state of emergency; Hear Here: A Jewish girl goes to church; and local (Crosscurrents' favorite) band, Makrú.

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5:48pm

Wed January 23, 2013
Cops & Courts

Oakland faith leaders call for a state of emergency

Last night, Bishop Robert Jackson spoke at the Oakland City Council meeting. He and other Oakland ministers came together to demand more aggressive action from Mayor Jean Quan in response to a recent spike in violence. They asked her to call for a state of emergency. KALW’s Holly Kernan spoke with the Bishop to ask him what that would mean for the city.

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