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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4:47pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Politics

Will unions in California lose their political influence?

Proposition 32 is one the most controversial and polarizing measures on California's ballot. Conservatives support it. Unions are fiercely against it.

The proposition is designed to prohibit contributions made by unions and corporations directly to political candidates. It will also stop unions and corporations from automatically deducting money from employees’ paychecks to pay for political activities.

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1:00pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Ty Segall

According to Ty Segall, his third album, Melted, sounds like “cherry cola, Sno-Cones and taffy.” Segall uses acoustic and electric sounds, distortion and memorable choruses in order to make time “melt” away. He’s playing Sunday, October 14th, at the Treasure Island Music Festival. We don’t know the time, but the music starts at noon and goes until 9pm. The festival has a no re-entry policy, so just show up!

12:56pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Exploring this "latin" american life with KALW's Radio Ambulante

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Radio Ambulante is a new Spanish-language podcast based at KALW. Crosscurrents host Hana Baba speaks with the host and co-founder of Radio Ambulante, local novelist Daniel Alarcón, about what inspired him to create a show that would bring new voices, new perspectives, and a new language to public radio:

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5:21pm

Wed October 10, 2012
Politics

The latest on the Alan Blueford slaying and investigations of police misconduct

Photo by Jessica Lipsky of Oakland North

KALW's Holly Kernan checks in with East Bay Express co-editor Robert Gammon about the latest news, including a report on the Alameda County decision not to press criminal charges against the officer that shot 18-year-old Alan Blueford in Oakland.

ROBERT GAMMON: The Alameda County D.A. announced that they're not going to be charging Officer Masso. They concluded that they believe Officer Masso's account that he contends that when he shot the teen, that his life was in danger, so it was a justified shooting.

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5:05pm

Wed October 10, 2012
EAST BAY EXPRESS

East Bay Express: Berkeley at a crossroads

East Bay Express

On a recent weekday, Fourth Street between Bancroft and Allston ways in West Berkeley was mostly abandoned. Unlike the upscale stretch of shops and eateries on the other side of University Avenue, this section of Fourth Street, a former hub of West Berkeley's once bustling industrial and warehouse sector, is now an empty reminder of glory days gone by.

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