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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4:30pm

Tue October 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Passion Profile: John Charlebois

John Charlebois. Photo courtesy of Mark Muntean and Catherin Cammett.

We’ve been honoring the people in our neighborhoods who display a healthy dose of passion in their lives, day in and day out, inspiring us to generate a little of our own. Listener Carmen Dicinque called us recently to tell us about horse trainer John Charlebois. KALW’s Alyssa Kapnik and Ashleyanne Krigbaum went out to meet Charlebois and his horses.

Listen to the profile above.

4:26pm

Tue October 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils

What’s that you’re hearing? It’s the long time San Francisco band, the Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils. This group has been through many personnel changes since they started in 1972, but they stay true to their Fifties and early-Sixties style. They’re on the bill Friday October 26 at Biscuits & Blues, off Union Square in San Francisco. Music starts at 8pm.

5:57pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Cops & Courts

The Adjustment Center: Where no one wants to go

Outside San Quentin State Prison

In 1851, the government of the new state of California legalized executions. But it wasn’t until 1891 that the state legislature required all executions take place within the walls of one of the state’s prisons.

The state’s first legal execution by hanging took place March 3, 1893 at San Quentin State Prison. Sixty-year-old José Gabriel was convicted and sentenced to death for killing a farming couple near San Diego.

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5:19pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Crosscrrents

Crosscurrents: October 22, 2012

A special edition of Crosscurrents: A trip to The Adjustment Center -- Death Row's most dangerous ward; and local bluegrass band the Kathy Kallick Band.

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3:37pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Politics

East Bay Express Opinion: San Francisco against the world

The most controversial local ballot measure facing San Franciscans this November — whether to develop a plan to reform the Hetch Hetchy water system and restore Hetch Hetchy Valley — reflects a question that cities everywhere are grappling with. As geologist Andrew Alden asked in a recent essay about the measure, "Do we want to arrange our society as if nature really matters?"

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