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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4:52pm

Wed October 10, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Turnstyle: OPD launches anonymous tip by text service

Pendarvis Harshaw

Oakland residents now have the ability to send completely anonymous texts or E-mail tips about crimes to the city’s police department, officials announced last week.

In response to a rash of homicides, with five deaths in a span of 18 hours from Monday, October 1 through Tuesday, October 2, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan announced in a Thursday press conference that the city was taking new measures in its attempts to fight crime: fuller and more protected citizen participation.

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11:51am

Wed October 10, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 8, 2012

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11:47am

Wed October 10, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Voices of Music

If you’re one of those people who enjoy “The Oldies” – and we mean really OLD “Oldies” -- then you may want to hear Voices of Music from San Francisco. This Early Music ensemble plays renaissance and baroque music written prior to 1800.

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5:48pm

Tue October 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

The evolution of the Presidio

The Presidio, where the Golden Gate Bridge meets San Francisco, combines beautiful nature with rich historical heritage. The 1,500 acres are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and are managed by the Presidio Trust which was established by Congress in 1996 when the US Army left the space.

Visitors can explore many hiking trails, campsite and play at the golf course. They can also visit restaurants and cafes, and even a spa. Approximately 8,000 people live, work, or attend school at the Presidio.

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5:24pm

Tue October 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Arab Film Festival: Private Sun sheds light on being a Palestinian woman

Private Sun, Courtesy: Arab Film festival

This weekend marks the Arab Film Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, with 40 films showing this year from all over the Arab world.

The Palestinian short film Private Sun deals with the ironic reality of being Vitamin D deficient in a sun-drenched country like Palestine. It’s increasingly a problem among the country’s women, many of whom cover their bodies in public.

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