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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4:51pm

Thu August 16, 2012
Sports

What's a fair advantage for professional atheletes?

The next chapter in the story of athletes and performance enhancing drugs in sports has been written, and it takes place in San Francisco. Wednesday, Giants left-fielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for the rest of the year, without pay, by Major League Baseball, for failing a drug test: he had high levels of testosterone.

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3:44pm

Thu August 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Robin Galante

Musician, Robin Galante will be giving a late morning performance at the Creativity Explored art space in San Francisco next Tuesday, August 21, 2012. The event is sponsored by Bread & Roses, and begins at 11:00AM. 

5:42pm

Wed August 15, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults

Year Up alumnus Breyana Scales at colorful entrance to offices of video game giant Zynga.
Sayre Quevedo, Youth Radio

Even with almost 13 million Americans out of work, companies still complain that they have open positions that go unfilled because they can’t find the right talent. One organization thinks it’s found a solution to the skills gap problem. It’s helping young people who have a high school diploma or GED find jobs in growing sectors of the economy like technology and high finance.

Two years ago Breyana Scales says she was stuck between a dead end job painting kids’ faces at a theme park while trying to get through college.

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5:10pm

Wed August 15, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 15, 2012

"Dreamers" become eligible for temporary legal status in the U.S. today; young job seekers get a resume boost with local tech companies; getting thousands of patients and employees at a hospital to recycle (is difficult); reporter Hadley Robinson explores a green waste facility; and Oakland rapper Kreayshawn.

5:06pm

Wed August 15, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

How much garbage does it take to treat a patient?

Image courtesy of East Bay Express

One thing you probably don’t think of when you think of hospitals is garbage. And yet, these huge institutions generate tons of garbage that goes straight into our landfills. According to this week’s East Bay Express cover story, on average it takes 33 pounds of garbage to treat each patient.  Reporter Kathleen Richards says the medical industry is one of the leading producers of waste, but has been slow to recycle.

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