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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5:19pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Crosscrrents

Crosscurrents: October 22, 2012

A special edition of Crosscurrents: A trip to The Adjustment Center -- Death Row's most dangerous ward; and local bluegrass band the Kathy Kallick Band.

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3:37pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Politics

East Bay Express Opinion: San Francisco against the world

The most controversial local ballot measure facing San Franciscans this November — whether to develop a plan to reform the Hetch Hetchy water system and restore Hetch Hetchy Valley — reflects a question that cities everywhere are grappling with. As geologist Andrew Alden asked in a recent essay about the measure, "Do we want to arrange our society as if nature really matters?"

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2:43pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Turnstyle News: The making of an empty San Francisco

A new, eerily gorgeous empty city video features a San Francisco without cars, pets, or people.

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11:19am

Mon October 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Kathy Kallick Band

Photo courtesy of KathyKallick.com

When you think of bluegrass music, you probably think more of wooden cabins than of Presidential yachts. But on Thursday (10.25) the Kathy Kallick Band has a show planned on the Potomac, the yacht built for President Franklin Roosevelt, now harbored at Jack London Square in Oakland. This concert is part of the “Pickin’ on the Potomac” music series. Tours of the ship begin at 6:30pm, and the music starts about an hour later.

4:57pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

A plan to drain Hetch Hetchy would drain city coffers, opponents say

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San Francisco Proposition F asks the city to consider draining the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, a source of 80 percent of San Francisco's water. KALW’s Ben Trefny talked with PJ Johnston, the spokesman for the No on Proposition F campaign, and asked him why passing Proposition F would be a bad idea. 

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