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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2:43pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Turnstyle News: The making of an empty San Francisco

A new, eerily gorgeous empty city video features a San Francisco without cars, pets, or people.

But equally as entertaining for video production nerd types is the “making of” video Ching created, describing his technique.

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11:19am

Mon October 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Kathy Kallick Band

Photo courtesy of KathyKallick.com

When you think of bluegrass music, you probably think more of wooden cabins than of Presidential yachts. But on Thursday (10.25) the Kathy Kallick Band has a show planned on the Potomac, the yacht built for President Franklin Roosevelt, now harbored at Jack London Square in Oakland. This concert is part of the “Pickin’ on the Potomac” music series. Tours of the ship begin at 6:30pm, and the music starts about an hour later.

4:57pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

A plan to drain Hetch Hetchy would drain city coffers, opponents say

Flickr user nicmcc

San Francisco Proposition F asks the city to consider draining the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, a source of 80 percent of San Francisco's water. KALW’s Ben Trefny talked with PJ Johnston, the spokesman for the No on Proposition F campaign, and asked him why passing Proposition F would be a bad idea. 

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4:43pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Politics

Making sense of California youth sentences

For juveniles in California being sentenced for crimes, things just got a little more complicated. Proposition 21 requires mandatory minimums for juveniles that often translate into long sentences. In California alone, there are hundreds of inmates serving juvenile sentences totaling between 50 and 200 years. Advocates argue that these sentences are the equivalent of life without parole. This summer, the State Supreme Court agreed and ruled that unusually long sentences for juveniles unconstitutional.

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4:11pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Politics

San Francisco voters share their views on the election

Today we’re going around the Bay Area to see what you the voters are talking about this election season. We heard from San Francisco residents Grim Lithsaw, Joy Pulsipher, Rob Wadleigh, James Smith and Bruce Bowman, as brought to us by KALW’s RJ Sloan.

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