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.

Subscribe to the Crosscurrents podcast here.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
51827fdae1c8e597ac3f858d|51827f44e1c8e597ac3f8461

Pages

5:44pm

Tue October 16, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 16, 2012

Predicting the Filipino vote in the Bay Area; Can online games improve young people's civic participation?; Did pop music kill the campaign song?; Will Durst: Ringside at the Undercard; and local pianist Ricardo Scales.

To subscribe to the Crosscurrents podcast in iTunes, click here. To use another podcasting tool, click here.

4:52pm

Tue October 16, 2012
Politics

Predicting the Filipino vote in the Bay Area

Courtesy of newamericamedia.org

The Pew Research Center says Asian Pacific Islander Americans are now the fastest-growing ethnic and immigrant group in the United States. Asian Americans as a whole also tend to be the most educated and prosperous. Almost half have college degrees. The US Census Bureau estimates that 450,000 of the country’s more than three million Filipinos live in the greater Bay Area.

Read more

4:39pm

Tue October 16, 2012
Politics

Can online games improve young people's civic participation?

The League of Young Voters

Young voters make up to close to 20 percent of the electorate in the United States  a big voting block for any candidate. As of early October, 14 percent of young voters remain undecided. The narrative of disengaged youth in this election is dominating headlines lately, and a recent Pew study points to voter registration among young people on the decline. Youth Radio’s Malachi Segers explores some efforts to turn that decline around, by meeting young people where they are: online.

Read more

4:11pm

Tue October 16, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: Ringside at the undercard

http://www.willdurst.com/about.html

In this highly anticipated undercard bout, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan took off the gloves and went after each other with straight policy jabs and sweeping rhetorical hooks for 90 minutes. No knockdowns were recorded, but most ringside judges gave the decision to Biden for stopping his own party's bleeding and blocking his opponent's momentum. Kudos were also tossed Martha Raddatz's way, who referreed the event with a command and aplomb that had veteran observers refer to her as the anti-Jim Lehrer. 

Read more

4:05pm

Tue October 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Did pop music kill the campaign song?

It’s election season so all aspects of every campaign machine is working to get our attention. Some candidates use pop music in their campaigns, but it doesn’t always work in their favor. For example, Tom Petty forced Tea Party candidate Michelle Bachmann to stop using his song, “American Girl,” at her rallies. And candidate Barack Obama had to quit using “Hold On, I’m Comin'" because Sam – of Sam & Dave, the duo that made the song popular – said he had not endorsed the future President.

Read more
Tags: 

Pages