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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5:23pm

Mon July 23, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

KALW’s Hear Here project aims to keep community storytelling fun, fresh, and personal

KALW’s community storytelling initiative “Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project” has recorded the stories of over 65 Oakland and San Francisco residents so far.

Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project is KALW’s new community storytelling initiative in Oakland and San Francisco. We’re spending 12 months in these two cities, asking you to share your stories with us on the web and on air. Today, we’re kicking off a week of Hear Here by sharing some of the best stories the project has gathered so far. KALW’s Holly Kernan sat down with Hear Here producers Erica Mu and Audrey Dilling to get an update on the project.

Listen to their conversation above.

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5:21pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Homeowners commission graffiti artists to tag their homes

Private homeowners are trying to give graffiti artists a legal, public canvas. KALW's Leila Day spoke with a Bernal Heights couple that hired local artist Get Up to come tag their house.

Listen to their conversation above. 

5:20pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

The vibrant ‘muralismo’ of San Francisco’s Mission District

Street art has long been at the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. With its colorful wall murals, it has been called the largest concentration of public painting in the world, embodying culture, passion, and activism. It would be quite a treat if you could see hundreds of the Mission's murals in one place – well, now you can.

The book Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo features over 500 full color photographs, with 30 essays by icons in the San Francisco public art movement. KALW’s Hana Baba sat down with the editor of the book, artist Annice Jacoby.

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4:36pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 23, 2012

KALW's new Hear Here project: stories from you, from both sides of the Bay; graffiti as art or vandalism; home owners commissioning graffiti artists to tag their homes; murals in San Francisco's Mission District,  and local musicians Shotgun Wedding Quintet.

4:10pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Shotgun Wedding Quintet

Today we are featuring the sounds of the Shotgun Wedding Quintet. They may be a jazz brass band, but they also have a hip-hop flavor. This week you can hear them outside, and you can hear them inside.

On Thursday, July 26, they’re at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, for the Noon Time Concert.

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