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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6:23pm

Mon July 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The Science of Compassion

Photo used through Creative Commons with permission from Zolivier

What makes us want to be good?

“Compassion is complex,” says Emiliana Simon Thomas, the former associate director of CCARE, the Center for Compassion And Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.

Brian Knutson, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University, adds: “It’s not quite an emotion, is it? It’s more sophisticated.”

Emerging science is exploring how our minds feel for others.

“Can we see it?” asks Knutson. “Does it help people to extend compassion? That would be very exciting.”

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8:00am

Mon July 16, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Crescendo and Dimminuendo in Blue" by Duke Ellington

Bill Schweitzer introduced his father to this song.

5:00pm

Thu July 12, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 12, 2012

The problems of using eyewitness ID's as evidence, a wrongfully convicted man is still fighting to save his name after prison, and how wrongful convictions happen.

5:00pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 11, 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about Radiolab but were afraid to ask!

5:00pm

Tue July 10, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 10, 2012

"The Diary of an An Egg Donor."

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