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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1:47pm

Thu November 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

Day of the Dead exhibit looks into the future by honoring the past

Daniel del Solar former KALW general manager, is honored at the SOMArts Day of the Dead exhibit

There are ghosts and skeletons everywhere you look on Halloween. But for many cultures the more serious commemoration of the dead takes place the next day, November 1. It’s known as el Dia de los Muertos in Latin cultures – the Day of the Dead – when parades, elaborate skeleton costumes, and temporary altars are built to honor ancestors and those who have recently passed.

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10:01am

Thu November 1, 2012
YOUTH RADIO

Youth Radio Podcast: Politics creep into Halloween

Youth Radio

Who would you rather be for Halloween, Governor Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama? That's what Youth Radio asked people in the Bay Area, while trying to give them a little dramatic inspiration. This and more in the Youth Radio Podcast.

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7:26pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Arts & Culture

Crosscurrents: October 31, 2012

It's Halloween! Scary local election updates from the East Bay Express; a final resting place for furry friends; Ask a Latvian: What's a Graveyard Holiday? Storycorps: A most peculiar playground; and San Francisco’s Columbarium – where you can truly leave your heart.

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5:19pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Anatomy of a prison riot

Credit California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

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

October 18, 2012

Rarely can social observers witness the forces and influences at work that lead to cataclysmic events, as they occur. But here at CMC, it's possible to view the forces and machinations that result in prison violence, before the final upheaval occurs. Specifically, I am referring to policy implementation and official attitudes at CMC's West facility.

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5:02pm

Wed October 31, 2012
SPORTS

Hundreds of thousands pack downtown SF for Giants parade

Today was not just any ordinary Halloween. The holiday coincided with the San Francisco Giants' victory parade, celebrating the baseball team's sweep of the World Series that culminated last Sunday. The parade,  featured a performance by Tony Bennett and appearances by Jon Miller and Dave Flemming – and of course, the 2012 San Francisco Giants players, drew a crowd of hundreds of thousands.

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