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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4:46pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Food fight in Florida over the Tomato Wars

Carlos Fisher, co-owner of Sierra Seed Company, inside one of his greenhouses in Imuris, Sonora, Mexico.
Michel Marizco

Florida and Mexico growers are feuding over tomato prices. It’s the same argument heard nearly 20 years ago when NAFTA was first signed, when American farmers feared cheaper Mexican crops would flood the market here and put them out of business.

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4:12pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 24, 2012

Taking stock of the legacy of NAFTA: what it's meant to California and the country. And local musicians Goodnight, Texas.

6:11pm

Tue October 23, 2012
Politics

The birth of the negative campaign ad

Most people would agree that Citizens United was a turning point for campaign finance in the United States, paving the way for Super Political Action Committees to inject record amounts of anonymous donations into this year’s election.

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5:52pm

Tue October 23, 2012
Politics

Local Muslims react to presidential debate on foreign policy

Courtesy: CAIR California

The Bay Area Muslim community includes at least 100, 000 people. There's a large Afghan community in the East Bay, a sizable South Asian population in the South Bay, and the Peninsula is home to large Arab American and Iranian American groups.

Historically, the Muslim community has voted Republican – until 2008 when they voted for President Obama. However, many say they are now disappointed by his presidency, especially in terms of issues like closing Guantanamo Bay, renewing the Patriot Act, and the continuing drone attacks in Pakistan.

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5:44pm

Tue October 23, 2012
Politics

What to expect from the Muslim vote

Courtesy: Illume Magazine

As part of our ongoing series with New America Media exploring the ethnic vote, today we discuss how American Muslims may vote this year. We spoke with Javed Ali, editor-in-chief of Newark-based award-winning Muslim affairs publication, Illume Magazine.

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