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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11:18am

Mon August 13, 2012
EAST BAY EXPRESS

Loopholes in ADA law make "No Pets" clauses nearly impossible to enforce

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Working in landlord-tenant law, Oakland attorney Clifford Fried has seen his fair share of bogus service animals. But one particular cat owner — unfortunately, or maybe presciently, named Kitty — was exceptional. While renting an apartment in San Mateo County, Kitty began amassing a brood of felines, despite the property's no-pets clause. She already had acquired four cats by the time her landlord got wind of them. By then, Kitty was habitually flushing cat litter down the toilet, posing a major threat to the building's plumbing system. The landlord finally confronted her.

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10:29am

Fri August 10, 2012
Politics

Ask a Latvian: What's the solution to California's budget crisis?

California's state employees received their first “furlough-affected” paycheck, this month, and it provided more than its share of controversy. Many unionized workers have called for layoffs, rather than forced days off, to help balance the state's budget. But Governor Jerry Brown's solution – and suggestion to possibly implement a four-day workweek – is not unheard of. At least in Eastern Europe. In 2009, similar measures were introduced by many state institutions in Latvia.

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5:41pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 9, 2012

Filing claims after the Chevron oil fire in Richmond, minority groups tend to take environmental issues more seriously than whites, a gathering in Fremont in observance of the Sikh shooting, Hear Here: Lotus Yee Fong and Marlene Tran; Bay Area comedian Nato Green, Jazz Perspective on Jane Monheit, and local musicians The Junior Choir of Berkeley's Young Musicians Program.

5:09pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspectives: Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit has had a successful career as a jazz vocalist for over 10 years. As she reached her 30's, she has had to juggle raising a child with the stress of performing on the road. In this Jazz Perspective, Reese Erlich asks her about her 2010 CD, "Home," and her life at home.

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4:10pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Meet Marlene Tran

Producers for KALW's community storytelling initiative "Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project" took their microphones to the Visitacion Valley library and met 66-year-old Marlene Tran.

No matter how long you’ve lived in the Bay Area, there are probably certain neighborhoods that you’ve never visited. Here in San Francisco, Visitacion Valley is one of those places. It’s in the southeastern most part of the city; the highway exit? Well, it’s the “Cow Palace.”

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