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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5:17pm

Tue January 22, 2013
MY MIX TAPE

"Happy Birthday" by Various

Jazz legend and Bay Area resident Bobby Hutcherson says he is  always grateful to live another year. He celebrates his birthday this Sunday, January 27. 

To contribute your own story of a significant song to KALW's My Mix Tape project, leave a message at 415-364-7106 with your full name, where you live, the name of your song, and the story behind it. 

5:00pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: Bobby Hutcherson

Under CC license from Evert-Jan Hielema.
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For more than 40 years, Bobby Hutcherson has lived a life most artists can only dream about. After making his name in the 1960s in New York as one of the youngest stars on the iconic jazz record label Blue Note, Hutcherson returned to his native California. He and his wife Rosemary settled into a new house near the San Mateo coast and raised a family, as Hutcherson built his international reputation and toured the world as one of the great jazz vibraphonists.

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11:53am

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music : Brian Gore

The music you’re hearing is by Brian Gore, who calls himself a “guitar poet.” Gore defines that as playing the guitar “in service of song, over showmanship.” This San Francisco musician is on a national tour with three other performers, which they’re calling “International Guitar Night.” The only Bay Area stop will be this Saturday (01.26) at Brava Theater in the Mission. Music begins about 8pm.

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10:50am

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? January 21, 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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12:00pm

Mon January 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Brand New Trash

Something special often happens when siblings play music together. That’s the case with brothers Jimmy and Vince Dewald. We have featured their former band, Buxter Hoot’n, before, but now they’re going in a new direction with a band called Brand New Trash. The Dewald brothers say they are trying for “a more cinematic expression of a song.”

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