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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2:48pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Foie gras fans flocking to eat controversial delicacy before July 1 ban

San Francisco’s Humphry Slocombe ice cream parlor is known for its unique flavor selection. On a given week, your choices might include Sour Cream, Salt and Pepper, and Boccalone Prosciutto. Right now, they have a special option that will only be available until July 1st – a foie gras ice cream sandwich.

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12:00pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: A prisoner's take on the War on Drugs

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. 

May 25, 2012

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4:45pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 27, 2012

Finding mental health somewhere between east and west; meet the head of the state's largest medical cannabis dispensary: Steve DeAngelo; and local band The Stone Foxes.

4:45pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Tell us your thoughts on healthcare

The Supreme Court this morning upheld President Obama's healthcare reform law, the Affordable Care Act. We want to know what you think:

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4:40pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Meet a major player in California's cannabis industry

Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director, Harborside Health Center

Marijuana is legal for medical use under California law, but sale and possession are still federal crimes. Raids on growers and dispensaries – and a general climate of uncertainty – are increasingly creating problems for the industry.

Last week, the company that processes most dispesary credit card transactions nationally announced that starting in July, it would no longer do so. This means businesses will now have to conduct most of their business in cash.

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