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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4:39pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 14, 2012

Inmates in Richmond work to combat violence, a Hear Here story on being reformed in court, an inmate-commentary in favor of repealing the death penalty, what goes on in the BART tunnels in the wee hours, making the Bay Bridge accessible to bikes, and local musicians Alex Pinto Trio.

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4:37pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Cops & Courts

Richmond inmate program bridging gap between prisoners and the outside

A meeting of the San Quentin Richmond Project.
Courtesy of http://www.sanquentintrust.org/

With one of the highest crime rates in the country, Richmond, California, is a regular on the evening news.

Zoom out to just California and that crime rate looks even higher: the city’s murder rate is seven times that of neighboring San Francisco, and more than twice as high as Oakland’s. Only nine miles west of Richmond is San Quentin State Prison.

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4:14pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: LWOP Versus the Death Penalty in California

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

November 8, 2012

The votes are counted and the people of California have spoken. I applaud the voters' presence of mind to re-visit and (in my opinion) mend an ill-considered law. Amending the Three Strikes Law will not only save millions of dollars, but will make the dispensation of criminal justice more efficacious and humane.

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12:38pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Alex Pinto Trio

Alex Pinto

 Today we are featuring the Alex Pinto Trio! Alex Pinto was born near Washington, DC, lived for a time in Warsaw, Poland, and was a finalist a few years ago in a guitar competition in Montreux, Switzerland. Oh, and his father is from India, and his mother is from Wisconsin!

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4:44pm

Tue November 13, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 13, 2012

Proposition F goes down the drain; The endangered art of making hats; StoryCorps: The thrill of discovery; Commentary: Plague of Frogs; and The Goat Family Band.

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