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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6:53pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Gaming museum warps players through time

Alex Handy

Lots of people talk about how addicted we are to our screens. We spend our days staring at smartphones, tablets, and computers. But the first digital addiction came before most of us even imagined a home computer: video games. 

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6:07pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Bridging the gender gap in the gaming industry

By some estimates, the video game industry today is worth more than $100 billion. It’s a male dominated industry: the most recent study found that the people who work in gaming are nearly ninety percent male. They’re paid much more, and they’ve created a culture that’s not very friendly to women. To learn more about the gaming industry gender gap, KALW’s Martina Castro sat down with Tasneem Raja, the interactive editor at Mother Jones. They talked about the role of women the video game industry, the subject of a recent article by Raja.

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5:46pm

Mon December 3, 2012
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Crosscurrents: December 3, 2012

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland, women programmers piercing the male-dominated culture of the video game industry, public transportation art, and local musicians Grass Widow.

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8:34am

Mon December 3, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Turnstyle: Self-taught teenage engineer builds radio station from scrap metal

If you haven’t already met 15-year-old Kelvin Doe, it’s time. The kid will no doubt be a household name in the U.S. within a decade.

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5:25pm

Thu November 29, 2012
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Crosscurrents: November 29, 2012

What the election results mean for public education; proposal to fuse ethnic studies programs sparks controversy; and queer studies department at CCSF braces for cutbacks.

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