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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2:38pm

Wed January 2, 2013
COMMUNITY EVENT

Photos from Live Crosscurrents!

Holly Kernan kicks off the show!
Alyssa Kapnik www.alyssakapnik.com

This article was originally published on December 13, 2012. It has been updated to include additional photos from the event.

On Saturday, December 8, KALW hosted its second annual Live Crosscurrents in the James Moore Theater at the Oakland Museum of California. Hana Baba hosted the event, supported by Tin Cup Serenade as house band for the evening. 

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10:20am

Wed January 2, 2013
Crosscurrents

The search for redemption: an ex-con's perspective

Don Cronk
courtesy of lifeaftermurder.com

Between 2000 and 2009, 57,000 men and women convicted of murder were released from state and federal prison.

By the time convicted murderers are released, they’ve usually served decades behind bars; they’re a generation older than when they went to prison. When they come out, they often fade from view – no sensational headlines, no fanfare.  They make their way on the outside in a world that’s can be very different from the one they left.

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5:00pm

Tue January 1, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 1, 2013

Urban tribes and the younger generation's attitude towards relationships and family, going back in time with watches and clocks on San Francisco's Market St., composing sound and music for planetariums, and local musicans Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir form Oakland.

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5:00pm

Mon December 31, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 31, 2012

Oakland's Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods: We take a look at a corner store on Foothill Boulevard, a funeral home that's playing a vital role in the community, and we take a ride on Oakland's bus line 1.

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5:00pm

Thu December 27, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 27, 2012

What’s working in juvenile justice; catching crime before it occurs; The City that Became Safe: New York's Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control; and Berkeley's Mondo Loko.

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