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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2:58pm

Thu July 26, 2012
SPORTS

Reporting on the Olympics, an interview with Scott Ostler

SFgate

Every two years, the Olympic spotlight shines most brightly on the athletes participating in the games. Amidst all the glamour and commotion some people who most of us don’t think too much about are the journalists, those tireless foot soldiers who bring the games to your screens and speakers. Well, we thought about them. What is it like to be a reporter covering the most prestigious sports competition on earth? We put that question to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Scott Ostler.

11:13am

Thu July 26, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Anna Zhu and Alison Zhao

Anna Zhu and Alison Zhao shared their story at Alemany Farms in San Francisco.

Anna Zhu and Alison Zhao are cousins. They shared their thoughts on family dinner in the U.S. as American-born Chinese with the producers of our new community storytelling initiative, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project.

For more information about Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project, click here. You can also find the project on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at@hearhereradio

8:24pm

Wed July 25, 2012
Politics

Cannabis news roundup

(LA Times) // The Los Angeles City Council passed a total ban on cannabis dispensaries July 24. It doesn’t directly impact dispensaries in other parts of the state, other than to add to the air of uncertainty surrounding the industry.

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5:08pm

Wed July 25, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 25, 2012

The bullet train is back on track; Occupy: still intense, just not in tents; a cannabis news round-up; Hear Here: Xiao Juan Shu's search for happiness; and local band The Bachelors.

5:02pm

Wed July 25, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Xiao Juan Shu

The Bay Area is known for its creativity and its critical thinkers: activists, free spirits, soul-searchers, and innovators. At Crosscurrents, we've been discovering some of these voices through our community storytelling initiative, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project. Our Hear Here producers recently popped up at the Ortega Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. There they asked the residents of the Outer Sunset District for their personal stories on food.

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