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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1:50pm

Thu October 4, 2012
Arts & Culture

Web Exclusive: Bay Area director on working with Francis Ford Coppola

Lisa Fruchtman
Courtesy of sweetdreamsrwanda.com

Sweet Dreams is a documentary that tells the story of a group of Rwandan women who coped with the 1994 Rwandan genocide in part by coming together as a drum troupe. The film was codirected, coedited, and coproduced by Rob Fruchtman and his sister, Berkeley resident Lisa Fruchtman. She worked as an editor on The Godfather II and III and Apocolypse Now, and won an academy award for editing the feature film The Right Stuff.

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4:52pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 3, 2012

KALW's Nancy Mullane goes behind the scenes at Pelican Bay State Prison and into the Security Housing Unit there, a place journalists have been denied access to for years.

1:00pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Tainted soap recalled from California prisons without explanation

Credit California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

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

September 10, 2012

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6:07pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Commentary: The long road to freedom for Aun San Suu Kyi

At a time when Americans are increasingly preoccupied the upcoming elections, some of San Francisco’s expatriates recently had a chance to hear from a political fighter of their own. Burmese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visited San Francisco at the end of last week, and thousands of members of the city’s Burmese community – which is one of the largest in the US – turned out to hear her speak.

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5:58pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Politics

Elections 2012: the South Asian vote

We continue the joint series with our friends at New America Media discussing the issues that various Bay Area ethnic communities care about this election year, and where they stand on local issues. Every Tuesday until election day, we’ll be speaking with representatives from local ethnic media to hear about what’s important to their audiences.

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