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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1:17pm

Wed October 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Bells

Today we are featuring the sound of Bells. Not literally “bells,” of course. That’s the name of the group. This East Bay band blends dreamy harmonies and a wide range of percussion to create a unique sound. You can hear them for yourself on Friday, October 19, at the New Parish in Oakland. Music starts at about 9pm.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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