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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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4:30pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

Niles museum of silent film preserves cinema history

Photo by Cordelia Naumann

“Good Evening and welcome to the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum and to the Edison Theater,” says Tommy Andrew to a bustling crowd. Andrew is the host of the weekly silent film screening in Niles. He stands in front of the screen and explains that the museum only exists because of New York actor Max Aronson. Aronson, who renamed himself Gilbert Anderson, got his big break in films at the turn of the last century after he lying about his ability to ride a horse. He got a small part in what became a very popular film called The Great Train Robbery.

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3:30pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Transportation

Bicyclist pleads not guilty

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Dominik Morbitzer

Chris Bucchere, the bicyclist charged in the death of 71-year-old pedestrian Sutchi Hui, pled not guilty today to charges of felony vehicular manslaughter.

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8:53am

Wed June 20, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, June 20, 2012

((LA Times)) // The Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care reform act in the coming weeks. If the so-called “individual mandate” is struck down, California stands to lose. State officials worry that California could lose out on as much as $15 billion annually to provide medical care for the nearly 20 percent of the population that is uninsured…

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4:55pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Battles with urban wildlife

You don’t have to be outside for long to realize that here in the Bay Area, we are surrounded by wildlife. Long before houses and roads and cities popped up, wild animals reigned supreme. As we negotiate our relationship to the remaining members of that wildlife, there’s bound to be some tension.

One particularly sneaky animal is on the prowl in almost every neighborhood – digging up garden beds, living in attics, scavenging through garbage…

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4:31pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 19, 2012

Mexico's presidential elections; 9 million expected to be in the Bay Area in 2040—where will they live?; and battles with urban wildlife.

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