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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4:00pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Cops & Courts

San Quentin's North Segregation – the 'Penthouse' of death row

The elevator to San Quentin's North Segregation
Nancy Mullane

California has the largest death row population in the United States, with 727 men and women living in four condemned housing units. All 20 women sentenced to death are housed at the Central California Women’s Facility south of Fresno. All 707 men are housed in three separate death row units inside San Quentin State Prison, just north of San Francisco.

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3:39pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

Back to the beginning with Belva Davis

Belva Davis (right) interviewing Coretta Scott King.
Photo courtesy of Belva Davis.

The 2012 election marks the final significant broadcast for Bay Area trailblazing journalist Belva Davis. She’s come very far:

“When I was first applying for jobs in television, I had never seen a black television reporter,” Davis once said.

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12:36pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Politics

Web Exclusive: Death row inmate prepares for Prop 34 outcome

A board displays the photos of condemned inmates housed in San Quentin's Adjustment Center
Nancy Mullane

William (Mike) Dennis has been on San Quentin's death row for 24 years, and on North Segregation for 17 years. He spoke with KALW’s Nancy Mullane on Monday, November 5 by phone about the climate inside the prison, as inmates anticipate the outcome of tomorrow’s vote on Proposition 34.

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10:04am

Mon November 5, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: Who will win and why

As a public service, I'm going to tell you right here and now who wins this thing and why...

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12:57pm

Fri November 2, 2012
Politics

Web Exclusive: Meet the City Council candidates for Oakland's District One

Credit Courtesy of amylemleyforoakland.com

Reporter Charlie Mintz recently reported on the City Council race in Oakland's District One.  Now you can hear extended interviews with all the candidates he spoke with.

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