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

Fri November 9, 2012
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: November 9, 2012

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(SFGate) //  Voters in Washington and Colorado approved recreational use of marijuana, giving new hope to a renewed effort in California, despite consistently lackluster support in polls.

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9:00am

Fri November 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Mohammed Nejad

Courtesy of www.ancient-future.com/nejad.html

Mohammed Nejad is a Classical Persian musician. He's performing and holding a workshop on Persian Classical music on Sunday morning ​at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland, from 9am-11am, as part of the weekend-long Doorway to Islamic Civilization event.

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5:21pm

Thu November 8, 2012
Politics

Californians strike down GMO labeling

One of the ballot measures to fail in Tuesday's election was California's Proposition 37. It would have required food producers to clearly label goods that contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). KALW's Ben Trefny spoke with Paul Rogers, environmental writer for the San Jose Mercury News and Managing Editor for science programs at KQED, about possible explanations for the Prop's failure.

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5:21pm

Thu November 8, 2012
Education

Passion Profile: The science educator

Elizabeth Babcock at the California Academy of Sciences

Here at Crosscurrents we've been asking you to nominate people in your neighborhood who have been an inspiration to you and those around you. Alison Brown from the California Academy of Sciences called us recently to tell us about how her coworker, Elizabeth Babcock. We sent KALW’s Ashleyanne Krigbaum out to the San Francisco science museum to talk with Elizabeth, and she brought back this profile.

Listen to the profile above.

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5:21pm

Thu November 8, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 8, 2012

San Francisco’s volunteer seaweed fighters; On the road to a litter-free environment; Passion Profile: The science educator; and Music tour meets seed exchange.

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