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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11:54am

Thu November 8, 2012
Local Music

Local Music: Bill Hansell

Here’s something you don’t hear every day – a Guitar Pull.  The term seems to come from the Great Depression when a group would get together to play songs. Often only one player would have a guitar, so they’d “pull” it from each other to have a turn. Bill Hansell has hosted 15 previous Guitar Pulls. There’s always a featured performer, but also time for others to play. And they’ll probably share an instrument if you ask nicely – no need to pull.

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6:16pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Crosscurrents

Live post-election coverage from KALW News

Live post-election coverage from KALW News.

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6:00pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

California commits to paying for education

Ali Budner

San Francisco’s Measure A passed yesterday, which means City College will get much needed funds. Prop 30 also passed, meaning Californians taxed themselves more than 6 billion dollars to help pay for public education.

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5:53pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Alameda County's Measure B1 still up in the air

There’s one race still up for grabs in the Bay Area: Measure B1, Alameda county’s proposed new transit tax. 

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4:03pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Latino voters show up for Obama

Voters at the Fruitvale polling station
Julie Caine

Latino voters are credited with coming out in large numbers yesterday for President Barack Obama to help him secure a second term. Locally, Latino voters came to the polls with mostly one issue on their minds. 

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