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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2:36pm

Mon August 27, 2012
EAST BAY EXPRESS

Dianne Feinstein's Bad Oysters

Dianne Feinstein and other influential backers of a Point Reyes oyster farm have at times justified their support for it by contending that it's an environmentally friendly business. Feinstein and others have made this assertion in their attempt to convince the federal government to extend the oyster farm's lease at Point Reyes National Seashore, a move that would block the creation of the first marine wilderness on the West Coast.

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2:22pm

Mon August 27, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Youth Radio at the RNC: The Obama of 2012 – Paul Ryan?

Karin Agness speaks with Youth Radio reporter Robyn Gee.

Karin Agness became a leader among young Republicans because of a girl crush, writ large.

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12:15pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Bells

Bells

The East Bay four-piece band, Bells blends dreamy harmonies and a wide range of percussion to create their own unique sound.  You can hear them for yourself tomorrow night, August 28th at Amnesia in San Francisco, where the motto is: "Be Nice or Leave – This is a Grown Folks Establishment." Music starts at 8:00PM. 

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5:25pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 23, 2012

Reports of abuse by staff of people with disabilities at Sonoma Development Center; riding the #1 bus route in Oakland's Fruitvale district; a Hear Here with bus driver Archie Johnson; the San Francisco Improv Festival; and local musician Kyle Alden.

3:30pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Cops & Courts

Sonoma Developmental Center under fire for patient abuse

Sonoma Developmental Center Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

The California Department of Health has issued a scathing report about a board-and-care home for people with disabilities in Sonoma County.

The Sonoma Developmental Center houses about 500 patients in the city of Eldridge. California Watch obtained a copy of the nearly 500 page document which details numerous citations of neglect and abuse by staff, including sexual abuse and violence, as well as lack of action on these cases by on-site law enforcement.

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