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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1:00pm

Mon October 1, 2012
Politics

Dispatches from the Inside: California's Chronic Care Program disappoints inmates

Credit California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

September 6, 2012

Okay, so I just learned that a federal court in Massachusetts has ruled that a prisoner has the right to sex-reassignment surgery. The court ruled that it was cruel and unusual punishment to deny this individual what they termed "basic medical care."

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5:45pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Mass Movements: Chris Carlsson and Lisa-Ruth Elliot wrote the book on Critical Mass

Political movements don't have to be shaped by politicians.  In fact, one of the most dynamic movements to shape the way we see our streets started with a group of bicycle riders in San Francisco who simply wanted to be seen.

It's a gathering that's come to be known as "Critical Mass."  Tomorrow night, hundreds, if not thousands, of cyclists from around the world will come together to take over the city's streets and celebrate the event's 20th anniversary.

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5:40pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Transportation

Web Exclusive: A spoke in the wheel of Critical Mass' story

Friday, September 28 is the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass, a weekly event in San Francisco where bicyclists ride around the city to reclaim their right to the road. KALW’s Ben Trefny spoke with Chris Carlsson, who cowrote the book Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20. You can here the complete interview here, but take a listen to a special un-aired segment of the interview here.

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5:29pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: The October surprise

Political comedian Will Durst is turning his attention to the home stretch of the presidential election.

The opinions of Will Durst do not necessarily reflect those of KALW News. Every Tuesday night, you can find Durst at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District putting on his one-man show called “Elect to Laugh.”

5:23pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Crosscurrents: September 27, 2012

Crosscurrents: September 27, 2012

An update on the Chevron gas pipeline explosion, San Francisco's ban on plastic bags, comedian Will Durst on the next month of the presidential campaign, the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass, a new skateboard park San Francisco, and local musicians The Corte Madera Town Band.

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