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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5:32pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 29, 2013

What will happen to the Oyster farm?; California condors not out of the woods; A place for unwell marine mammals to be loved, set free; Listener Feedback: Golden Gate Park bike lanes; and local band Dodge's Sundodgers.

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11:12am

Tue January 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music : Dodge's Sundodgers

Today we are featuring music by Dodge’s Sundodgers. They specialize in updated versions of music that was popular nearly a century ago – namely ragtime, ballads, waltzes and Hawaiian steel guitar. They’re playing on Saturday, February 2 at Café Leila on San Pablo in Berkeley, starting about 7pm.

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10:09pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? January 28, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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6:07pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Why are we becoming less healthy as medicine improves?

Nathanael Johnson grew up in the kind of house where kids ate lots of kale and brown rice, played outside in the woods, and sang together before dinner. His parents tried to raise their kids the “natural” way, and for a long time, he thought that was the best.

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6:02pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 28, 2013

An in-depth interview on the idea of unquestioningly accepting the "natural" as something healthy vs. our tendency to have undying faith in anything modern technology gives us. Plus local musicians The Chaw.

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