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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6:19pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Transportation

Taxi alternative Uber faces legal hurdles

Hailing a taxi in San Francisco can be nearly impossible if you’re not downtown. Calling ahead isn’t a guarantee either – often, the cab is late and sometimes it never comes.

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6:00pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Politics

Seeing past the nudity at San Francisco City Hall

John DiDonna speaks during the Public Comment section of the City Supervisor Meeting
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San Francisco has long been known as a city where you can let it all hang out. Nudists from all over the world flock here to participate in events like the Folsom Street Fair, but the city seems to have had enough of the buff. Last week, city supervisors voted to ban public nudity as of February 1. 

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5:05pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 12, 2012

Hailing a taxi cab in San Francisco, the nudity wars in San Francisco, the underwater sounds of the Bay and blue whales, and local musicians Whiskerman.

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3:00pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Whiskerman

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Not all members of today's featured band Whiskerman have whiskers, but most do. Whiskerman is one of the bands performing at a kick-off event sponsored by Food & Water Watch “to build a movement to ban oil fracking in California.” The event is coming up Friday, December 14 at Inner Mission, on Bryant Street in San Francisco, starting at 8pm. 

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6:22pm

Tue December 11, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Radical Ideas: New approaches to solving homelessness

Bevan Dufty is Director of Housing, Opportunity, Partnership, and Engagement for the city of San Francisco. In his new role brainstorming solutions to the city’s stubborn homelessness problem, Dufty has come up with some pretty novel thoughts. We wanted to hear about some of the most innovative, so we invited him in for a segment we call “Radical Ideas.”

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