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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3:51pm

Tue August 28, 2012
Politics

Bay Area's Tea Party speaks up

Participants in a Tea Party Tax Day protest in San Francisco's Union Square in 2010.

Though the Bay Area leans fairly left, you don’t have to look under barrels of tea to find local Tea Party supporters. KALW’s Artjoms Konohovs met a few in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza and asked how it feels to be a Tea Party supporter in the Bay Area. Here is what they said:

“There is no equality here. It's obvious. It is all one-sided – like the whole state is – it's just worse here in San Francisco. I live in Hayward and at least it's a little more tolerant for both sides.” – Pete Tall, Hayward

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11:21am

Tue August 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Paula Frazer

Paula Frazer began singing in the church choir, where her father was a preacher. Her mother taught her piano and introduced her to the worldly music of George Gershwin and Billie Holiday.  She credits them, along with rocker Nick Cave, as influences in her own sound.   Paula Frazer opens for Will Sprott and the Mumlers this Thursday, August 30th. This will be the last of this year’s summer concerts in the redwood grove at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens.

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6:06pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

California salmon are back, but for how long?

Life is pretty boring if you’re a salmon growing up in the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. After being incubated in a tray, you spend six months in a plastic tub surrounded by 70,000 fish just like you. Then, it’s graduation day. You’ll be scooped into a tanker truck and dumped into the Sacramento River. But for now there’s nothing to do but eat, and the only thing you see all day are the people who feed you, like D.J. Gervin.

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4:57pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 27, 2012

City College of San Francisco fights to maintain accreditation, the true cost of fish, putting farmed salmon back into the wild, and local musicians Bells.

4:18pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Education

City College of San Francisco Fights for its Future

Banners and flyers on the first day of classes
Jen Chien

In recent years, all levels of California’s public education system have been suffering from continuing budget cuts. City College of San Francisco, California’s largest community college has not been immune to these troubles. But right now it's facing an even bigger challenge, as the school fights to maintain its accreditation.  KALW Education reporter Jen Chien spoke with Ben Trefny about the situation.

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