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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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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5:43pm

Tue December 11, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Finding alternatives for homeless encampments

One of several tents under the I-280 on-ramp at 5th and King, in San Francisco.
Mary Rees

As California sloshes through its rainy season, homeless people around the Bay Area are looking for places to stay dry. In San Francisco, the spaces under freeways are popular, and groups of homeless people sometimes band together for their mutual protection. Still, as you might expect, living on the streets isn’t safe or easy.

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5:27pm

Tue December 11, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 11, 2012

Dealing with homeless encampments in San Francisco, giving dogs and supplying food trucks for the homeless, The Powers of Ten at SFMOMA, and local musicians Bill Hansell.

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4:09pm

Tue December 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Size matters in "Powers of Ten" tribute

Futurefarmers, A Variation on the Powers of Ten, 2010–12; Production photo: Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine, Futurefarmers; Courtesy the artists; © Futurefarmers

Charles and Ray Eames are best known as mid-20th Century designers of architecture and furniture, but they also worked in graphic design, fine art, and film. Unquestionably their most famous film was “Powers of Ten” (1968), which they describe as “a film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe, and the effect of adding another zero.”

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