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.

Subscribe to the Crosscurrents podcast here.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
51827fdae1c8e597ac3f858d|51827f44e1c8e597ac3f8461

Pages

3:55pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

San Francisco’s Columbarium – where you can truly leave your heart

Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco

Oh, how the residents of San Francisco love their city! So often they’ll say, “We never plan to leave here. Never!” That’s a great sentiment, but the reality is that nearly everyone will someday have to leave this place, because there are no public cemeteries within the city limits.

Read more

3:31pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Mr. Kind

Today we're featuring the sounds of Oakland band Mr. Kind. Brian Bergeron, the leader of this group, is from Massachusetts, and he’s still amazed that you can go on tour, drive hundreds of miles, and still be in the same state! But before their California tour begins, the band is playing a special show tomorrow (November 1st) at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. Mr. Kind will be recreating Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” album, note for note.

Read more

3:27pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Arts & Culture

Ask a Latvian: What's a Graveyard Holiday?

Latvijas Saeima

Graveyards are a big deal in Latvia. They are usually located in pine tree forests and are filled with beautiful sculptures and gravestones, especially if it's a tomb of a famous writer or an artist.

Read more

3:07pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Arts & Culture

A final resting place for furry friends

Presidio Trust intern Kaitlin Shawgo

In the 1989 Stephen King classic Pet Sematary, the Creed family’s cat, Church, gets hit by a car on the busy road in front of their new home. Rather than burying Church in the pet cemetery with the many other pets who lost their lives on the same road, Louis Creed decides to venture to the burial site just beyond. That’s when things start to get ugly.

Read more

6:52pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Politics

Voting from the Korean American perspective

Under CC license from Flickr user valuef

We conclude our series in partnership with New America Media, delving into the issues California’s ethnic voters care most about this year, with a look at the politics of Korean Americans. California is home to 451,000 Korean Americans. The biggest community is in LA, but a sizable number are here in the Bay Area, with the highest concentrations in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties. So what’s this community talking about one week ahead of the elections? KALW’s Hana Baba spoke with Won Yi, a talk show host on Korean television KEMS TV in San Jose.

Read more

Pages