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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5:23pm

Thu September 13, 2012
Politics

The Nanny State: Richmond's mayor not afraid to take on 'Big Sugar'

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin
newamericamedia.org

Sixteen percent of people in Richmond live below the poverty line. The city has the highest rate of diabetes deaths in Contra Costa County. But it also has one of the nation’s most progressive mayors, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin.

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5:02pm

Thu September 13, 2012

4:46pm

Thu September 13, 2012
Politics

The Nanny State: a penny for your soda

If you ride BART to its northwestern terminus, you’ll find yourself at Macdonald Avenue and 19th Street, just a few blocks east of downtown Richmond. Macdonald is a four-lane street lined with restaurants, gas stations, and other retailers. I came here to find out how local business owners feel about the soda tax ballot initiative.

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6:02pm

Tue September 11, 2012
COmmunity voices

Passion Profile: Rami Husary

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We’ve been asking listeners to nominate the most passionate people in their communities. We got a call from Bill Maggs, who nominated Rami Husary. We set out to find out what Husary does to make his community better.

Listen to the profile above.

Who’s the most passionate person in your Bay Area life? Call (415) 264-7106 to tell us who you are nominating and why. 

6:02pm

Tue September 11, 2012
COmmunity voices

Passion Profile: Nicole Wires

We’ve been asking listeners to nominate the most passionate people in their communities. Listener Cafiana McLenighan of Urban Farmer nominated Nicole Wires. We sent KALW’s Ashleyanne Krigbaum out to Collective Roots to talk with Wires, and she brought back this profile.

Listen to the audio above.

Who’s the most passionate person in your Bay Area life? Call (415) 264-7106 to tell us who you are nominating and why.

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