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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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.

5:20pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

True Cost: The plastic bag makes its case

Under CC license from Flickr user katerha

In February, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the expansion of our existing ban on plastic, single-use bags. By October of this year, we could see fewer plastic bags in our stores and landfills, as the law further cuts down on distribution.

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4:56pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Hear Here

Hear Here: Meet the future skaters of Balboa Skate Park

Ben Trefny

If skateboards are your thing, you have a new place to thrash in San Francisco: the new Balboa Skate Park. And that brings us to another installment of our community storytelling project, Hear Here. KALW's Ben Trefny swung by the Balboa Skate Park, before its official opening, to meet some of the skaters there. He met edn Bowater-Skelly, Mario Mancini, Sirdenzel Lumsey, and Vivan Nguyen there. 

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