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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3:14pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Kick off the SF Improv Festival with a lesson in ad-libbing

Flickr user Crisis Hopkins

You might remember the TV program “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” where four comics get on stage with no script or plan whatsoever, take suggestions for skits from the audience, and then see what happens. 

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12:14pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Politics

Cannabis news roundup: August 23, 2012

(Americans for Safe Access) // The Los Angeles ban on cannabis dispensaries is now on shaky legal ground after the State Supreme Court tossed out the case upon which the decision rests.

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5:33pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 22, 2012

Youth curfews in Oakland, going to college as an undocumented student, effecting social change through theater, and local musician Emma Lee.

4:33pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Politics

Could this be our last election?

Clarence, a butler, (l, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro) supports the vision of his investment banker boss, Gideon Bloodgood (r, Ed Holmes) in For the Greater Good, or The Last Election.
Fletcher Oakes

Big money is a big issue in this election. Since the U.S. Supreme Court made its decision in the Citizens United case, an unlimited amount of corporate money is flowing into the so-called “Super PACs” that support political candidates.

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3:50pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Cops & Courts

Juvenile parolee bill sits on Governor’s desk

State Senator Leland Yee, sponsor of SB9 Courtesy: Office of Leland Yee

New legislation has reached the Governor’s desk that would change the way juveniles are sentenced. Senate Bill SB9, introduced by State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco introduced the legislation ,which would allow people who are serving life without parole for crimes they committed when they were juveniles, to ask for sentences of 25 years to life instead.

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