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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5:10pm

Tue September 25, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 25, 2012

Elections 2012: San Francisco's Asian Americans; a movement to improve school nutrition; Hear Here: Meet John Stangl; and local band Los Boleros.

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4:49pm

Tue September 25, 2012
Education

A movement to improve school nutrition

As public schools face repeated budget cuts, many people focus on the effects on teachers, academics, and extracurricular activities. While these are undoubtedly pressing issues, there is another part of the school day that is often overlooked: nutrition. Over the past few years, Berkeley’s school district has made national news with its school lunch improvements. Now, Berkeley’s neighbor Oakland is trying to get a food revolution going, too. The Oakland Unified School District serves about 6 and a half million meals per year.

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12:39pm

Tue September 25, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Los Boleros

What’s that you’re hearing? It’s the sound Los Boleros. They’re known as Northern California’s favorite wedding band -- but you don’t have to get married to hear them this week. They’ll be on the South Stage of the Pacific Coast Fog Festival in Pacifica on Sunday, September 30.

11:43am

Tue September 25, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Turnstyle Opinion: Time to socialize social media

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No one knows when the next Facebook redesign is going to come, but chances are you’re going to hate it. And if you’re on Twitter, you probably have opinions about the recent decision to excise third-party apps as well. There is always a sense of injustice when these autocratic changes are announced. The libertarians in the crowd will say “well if you don’t like the service, stop using the product” (conveniently ignoring, of course, that in these companies’ business models the user is the product).

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5:00pm

Mon September 24, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 24, 2012

Examining the healthcare system through its public waiting rooms.

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