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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12:00am

Fri January 25, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: January 25, 2013

Cannabis leaf

(ASA) // The US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC this week ruled against de-classifying cannabis as a dangerous drug, saying "adequate and well-controlled studies" on cannabis as medicine do not exist. An appeal is expected.

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7:12pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Transportation

How to pick the right lane in Golden Gate Park

Courtesy of SFMTA Livable Streets

The streets of San Francisco are changing. There are separated bike lanes on Market Street. There’s green paint all over the Wiggle. The city is definitely becoming more bicycle-friendly.

After many delays, the city’s bike plan is taking effect, with city streets long-designed for car traffic being reconfigured for other modes of transportation. Four years ago the city had 45 miles of bike lanes. Today there are 65 and more are scheduled to be laid down. Plus, 75 more miles of streets will be stenciled with symbols designating them as bike-friendly routes. It’s all having a big impact.

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6:39pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

A destination for art at San Francisco International Airport

Art installation inside Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.
Under CC license from Flickr user Thom Watson

Terminal 2 at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been praised for its modern architectural design, which takes into account the needs of post 9/11 travelers. For instance, T2 has comfortable Recompose Area where passengers can put back their shoes and belts after passing through security check. Most of the shops and restaurants are also located within the reach from the gates, so that passengers can easily see their flight status. But there is something else that makes Terminal 2 special: its art collection.

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6:11pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 24, 2013

Striping Golden Gate Park; 99% Invisible: Design for Airports; the art of SFO's Terminal 2; The answer to the second Audiograph revealed!; and local group Solstice.

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5:57pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Golden Gate Fields in Albany

All week long we've been playing you a sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you.

Every Thursday, Audiograph producer Julie Caine will reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts. Did you have time to listen? Read on or listen above for the answer...

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