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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12:20pm

Thu January 31, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Electrician

For those of you who couldn’t care less about football, check out the “F*&@ the Superbowl Show" at El Rio in the Mission this Sunday, February 3. Among the performers are two Bay Area bands...The Oakland-based band Electrician is an electro-folk project, creating shadowy songs about social war, relationships, and discontent. Neil Campau, the mind behind Electrician, is returning from a 2.5 month tour of the US. San Francisco-based musician Michael Beach will also be playing the show, thus opting to "F*&@ the Superbowl"!

5:58pm

Wed January 30, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 30, 2013

DACA, the newest addition to the discussion on US immigration reform; Adobe Books still fighting to keep its doors open; What does it take to open a business in San Francisco?; StoryCorps: Apollo 11 engineer recalls the thrill of the first lunar landing; and local band the Mezzacappa-Phillips Duo.

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5:29pm

Wed January 30, 2013
StoryCorps

StoryCorps: Apollo 11 engineer recalls the thrill of the first lunar landing

Patricia Fodor and Diane Daniels. Photo courtesy of StoryCorps

Take a moment to imagine how the night sky will look a few hours from now. The lights of the Bay Area may shine around you, making the darkness a little lighter. And of course there’s likely to be some fog. Still you’ll probably see a few stars, glowing dimly against an endlessly dark backdrop.

But drive further away from the city, perhaps up to Mt. Tamalpais, and the night sky dazzles.

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4:44pm

Wed January 30, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

What does it take to open a business in San Francisco?

Aubrie Pick Courtesy of outfitgeneric.com/

The nation may have been on shaky economic ground as it kicked off 2013, but there was little sign of that here in San Francisco. The city is still in the midst of a tech boom, which has fueled construction and retail investment.

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4:19pm

Wed January 30, 2013
Politics

DACA, the newest addition to the discussion on US immigration reform

Under CC license from Flickr user Icars

When you are undocumented in this country, it usually means you carry around a very big secret. So naturally, even when the president says he’s getting serious about immigration reform – as he did yesterday in Nevada – it’s still hard for undocumented people to believe they might find a legal place in society.

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