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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12:46pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Emma Lee Project

The Emma Lee Project

Musician, Emma Lee is known for her guitar picking and sweetly provocative lyrics. She describes the music that she and her band creates is a result of a serious romance with three of her musicians… and a serious flirtation with three others.

You can experience the result of these romances and flirtations at a free show Sunday at Peri’s Silver Dollar Saloon in Fairfax, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.

12:42pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Education

The path to college for undocumented students gets a little easier

As the summer comes to a close, young adults are saying goodbye to their hometowns, families, and friends as they move on to higher education. But for those who are undocumented, the path to college is much more complicated, a process that many take for granted.

In most parts of the country, students without legal status aren’t eligible for financial aid or scholarships. There is also a lack of guidance from parents, because most students are the first generation to attend an American university. Then there is the constant fear of being deported.

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5:33pm

Tue August 21, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 21, 2012

Youth sentenced to life without parole, the Golden Gate Park Band, the controversial Beach Motel in San Francisco's Sunset District, a Hear Here with Chris Mason, and local musician Mokai.

5:30pm

Tue August 21, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Chris Mason

Chris Mason shared his story with Hear Here producers at the San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch.

The Hear Here project has been visiting libraries and community organizations around San Francisco and Oakland, bringing back the personal stories of people who live in those cities. At the San Francisco Main library, they discovered Chris Mason. Mason came to the library to share his story of coping with a life-altering nervous system disorder.

Listen to the full story above. 

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4:52pm

Tue August 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Mokai

mokaimusic.com

He shares his unique finger-picking guitar style and socially conscious lyrics throughout the Bay Area and northern California. He’s appearing tomorrow, August 22, at The Lost Church in San Francisco, starting at about 7:30pm.

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