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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4:59pm

Wed June 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Utopia on Market Street? A San Francisco art exhibit explores the possibilities

Bangkok Coffee, 2012

There’s talk that we’re in the midst of a second tech boom in San Francisco. Twitter is opening its new headquarters in the Central Market district and residents are buzzing about what’s to come. Mayor Ed Lee has been courting start-ups since he came into office, hoping they’ll bring thousands of new jobs to the city.

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2:53pm

Wed June 6, 2012
Cops & Courts

Neighborhood watches grow in Oakland

Photo courtesy of Flickr user GHR2009

At around 10 o’clock on a brisk spring morning in Oakland Hills, Danny Cieloha and Esther Fong walk along Davenport Avenue wearing bright orange vests with a neighborhood watch logo and carrying cell phones, in case they need to snap a picture or call for help. They’re looking for  “anything that's unusual,” says Fong.

“Things like young men out of their cars, walking the neighborhood,” adds Cieloha.

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10:58am

Wed June 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Black Cobra

Today we're featuring Black Cobra. One member of this duo says their sound "is like an avalanche of barbed wire and rabid sharks.” Get the picture?

They’ll be on stage at Slim’s in their hometown of San Francisco this Saturday June 9, with three other bands. They unleash the sounds about 8pm.

9:24am

Wed June 6, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

(SF Gate) // Proposition A, which aimed to break Recology’s stronghold as San Francisco’s sole waste management company, was overwhelmingly rejected by voters yesterday. The measure would have separated the trash and recycling services for the city into separate district controlled by different companies, which is a common model for most cities in California.

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4:41pm

Tue June 5, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 5, 2012

The latest in California and San Francisco transportation, sequencing Iranian genomes, campaign music, and local musicians The Barbary Ghosts.

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