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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5:37pm

Wed December 5, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 5, 2012

Controversial drones may be coming to Alameda County; Cannabis News; and an Oakland library begins a fresh chapter at a new location.

This episode features the following music, all by Dave Brubeck:

1. "Danse Duet" from Countdown: Time In Outer Space (1962)

2.  "Winter Ballad" from Jazz Impressions of New York (1964)

3. "Far More Blue" from Time Further Out (1961)

4. "Time In" from Time In (1966)

5. "Three To Get Ready" from Time Out (1959)

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9:37am

Wed December 5, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: Traffic report approaching the fiscal cliff

Will Durst

This audio is pending

It's ugly out there, people! As expected, following the holiday recess, we're seeing a lot of bluster and bombast building up on the beltway and that has managed to slow progress on every budget deal ramp to a virtual crawl. Three or four 18-wheelers full of election day rancor have overturned. And as you might have imagined, rubber-necking has resulted in not so tender fender benders. 

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5:35pm

Tue December 4, 2012
Politics

Bringing the Israeli-Palestinian conversation into the living room

Len Traubman has hosted the Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue in his living room for 20 years
Under CC license from Flickr user dakini

Many air strikes were launched by Israel in Gaza City over the past few weeks in response to Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli cities. Since that moment, the violence in the region has subsided after a cease-fire. The Palestinians made a successful bid to upgrade their UN status, and Israel announced it would build 3,000 new settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. So the situation remains as tense and volatile as ever.

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5:22pm

Tue December 4, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 4, 2012

Fighting the dropout rate for African-American youth; the Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue; and Witness To History: a conversation with recording engineer Stephen Barncard.

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5:04pm

Tue December 4, 2012
Politics

Cannabis news roundup

(SFWeekly) // A judge ruled Friday that Harborside Health Center cannot be evicted under state law, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office would still like to seize the property under federal law. That decision could come before the end of the month, although it has been postponed before.

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