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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5:00pm

Tue December 25, 2012
Arts & Culture

Crosscurrents: December 25, 2012

The Science of Compassion

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5:10pm

Thu December 20, 2012
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Crosscurrents: December 20, 2012

It’s difficult to deal with any kind of illness when it hits. But when it affects your emotional and psychological health, it’s often impossible to even describe.

“I think if I were to describe it, it’d be like being in a dream state and not feeling like anything’s real," says Danise Sugita, one of the estimated 57 million Americans who currently suffer from mental illness. "Whether I go through good things or bad things, the feelings of just like this darkness I still have.” 

Sugita is fourth-generation Japanese American, and her experience is emblematic of the many issues Asian Americans face when it comes to mental health.

“I think with my family ... it’s a lot of keeping things within the family," Sugita says. "I think just reputation and not wanting to look bad to other people. When I was trying to get help with a psychologist and being on antidepressants, I remember my mom begin really disappointed with that: ‘Why can’t we just try to fix it on our own, why do we need to bring in other people?’"

Sugita spoke with KALW’s Erica Mu, who was awarded a California Endowment Health Journalism fellowship to take a closer look at mental health from an Asian American perspective. Mu spent six months reporting on this topic and brings us the series, “Asian American Mental Health: Inside Out.”To subscribe to the Crosscurrents podcast in iTunes, click here. To use another podcasting tool, click here.

5:06pm

Wed December 19, 2012
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Crosscurrents: December 19, 2012

America's War on Drugs: 40 Years, a trillion dollars, and debatable results.

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5:01pm

Tue December 18, 2012
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Crosscurrents: December 18, 2012

Market Street in San Francisco: its past, present, and future.

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4:57pm

Mon December 17, 2012
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Crosscurrents: December 17, 2012

Crosscurrents presents This Bay Area Life with special guest, Ira Glass. 

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