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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4:54pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Listener Feedback: Tiny apartments

We always want to hear your feedback on our stories. We heard one important piece of feedback on a show we aired last week that discussed the trend of tiny houses. San Francisco recently passed legislation allowing apartments as small as 220 square feet. KALW's Ben Trefny interviewed city supervisor Scott Weiner about the new law.

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4:43pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Are you a troublemaker?

Robbie Tann and Gabriel King face off in the world premiere of Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright.

The stage is set at the Berkeley Rep Theatre: a group of rich kids who call themselves “gamers” are standing around, waiting for friends to arrive at a sleepover party. But not everyone they’ve invited is a friend – especially not the hero, Bradley Boatright.

“Yeah, we call him Boatwipe,” one character says, on stage.

Bradley knows they’re not his friends, and he’s suspicious of what they might do. So he and his best friend come to the party in disguise, and try to plan a counterattack.

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12:40pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Cyril Guiraud Trio

Today we're featuring the Cyril Guiraud Trio. They'll be crossing the bridge from Berkeley to play this Friday (January 18, 2013) at Café Royale in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill area. Music begins about 9 pm.

 

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6:11pm

Tue January 15, 2013
StoryCorps

StoryCorps: Marching for civil rights in San Jose

In 1965, San Jose resident Andrew Montgomery was inspired by Martin Luther King’s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Montgomery was deeply offended by the laws preventing African Americans from renting and buying homes in certain areas of San Jose. So he started up a chapter of CORE – the Congress of Racial Equality. After hearing about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march of 1965, Andrew and his friends wanted to follow in his footsteps – right here in the Bay Area.

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6:02pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Prisons

Dispatches from the Inside: Healthcare for all?

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

January 10, 2013

Even now, we tend to believe our elected officials when they tell us something.  Even though, time after time, the statements they make turn out to be inaccurate, misleading or downright false.  We believe them because we want to be right about the people we choose to lead us.  If THEY are untruthful or dishonest, what does that say about the choices WE make?  But politicians do color the truth.

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