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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12:56pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Exploring this "latin" american life with KALW's Radio Ambulante

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Radio Ambulante is a new Spanish-language podcast based at KALW. Crosscurrents host Hana Baba speaks with the host and co-founder of Radio Ambulante, local novelist Daniel Alarcón, about what inspired him to create a show that would bring new voices, new perspectives, and a new language to public radio:

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5:21pm

Wed October 10, 2012
Politics

The latest on the Alan Blueford slaying and investigations of police misconduct

Photo by Jessica Lipsky of Oakland North

KALW's Holly Kernan checks in with East Bay Express co-editor Robert Gammon about the latest news, including a report on the Alameda County decision not to press criminal charges against the officer that shot 18-year-old Alan Blueford in Oakland.

ROBERT GAMMON: The Alameda County D.A. announced that they're not going to be charging Officer Masso. They concluded that they believe Officer Masso's account that he contends that when he shot the teen, that his life was in danger, so it was a justified shooting.

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5:05pm

Wed October 10, 2012
EAST BAY EXPRESS

East Bay Express: Berkeley at a crossroads

East Bay Express

On a recent weekday, Fourth Street between Bancroft and Allston ways in West Berkeley was mostly abandoned. Unlike the upscale stretch of shops and eateries on the other side of University Avenue, this section of Fourth Street, a former hub of West Berkeley's once bustling industrial and warehouse sector, is now an empty reminder of glory days gone by.

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5:03pm

Wed October 10, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 10, 2012

A conversation with the East Bay Express's Robert Gammon; Regreterature; Wonder Women: the Untold Story of America's Superheroines;  and local group Voices of Music.

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4:52pm

Wed October 10, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Turnstyle: OPD launches anonymous tip by text service

Pendarvis Harshaw

Oakland residents now have the ability to send completely anonymous texts or E-mail tips about crimes to the city’s police department, officials announced last week.

In response to a rash of homicides, with five deaths in a span of 18 hours from Monday, October 1 through Tuesday, October 2, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan announced in a Thursday press conference that the city was taking new measures in its attempts to fight crime: fuller and more protected citizen participation.

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