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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5:20pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

GLBT museum celebrates fight for social justice

Photo courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society http://www.glbthistory.org/index.html

The rainbow flag flying over the Castro District is symbolic of the gay community. But back in Harvey Milk’s day, San Francisco was not as gay-friendly. Consider the words of Milk’s speechwriter, Frank Robinson, from a promo for the film 2008 Milk: “When he came to town, there were a lot of gays living in town but there was no such thing as a gay community per se. People were friends of the community who would be your friends until you got between a rock and a hard place, and then they didn’t know you.”

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5:07pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Politics

Youth Radio: Does the US live up to its political ideals?

Turning 18 this year is special: you get to vote in the November elections! Remember when you first voted? The rush of being old enough to be heard, to count, to matter.

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4:26pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 22, 2012

A new documentary urges young people to become more socially and politically active; five young people reflect on politics; Question Bridge: Black Males; and San Francisco's GLBT museum celebrates the fight for social justice.

4:20pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

#ReGeneration film explores political apathy among young Americans

Recent census data shows that on the West Coast, less than half of Americans younger than 24 have registered to vote. And only a quarter say they've actually voted. That figure is considerably lower compared to other age groups – for example, among 45- to 64-year-olds, nearly 60 percent say they've voted. The situation in other parts of the US is very similar.

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1:54pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Afternoon news roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, May 22, 2012

(SF Gate) // Investigators found DNA evidence linking Antolin Garcia-Torres to the disappearance of a 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl. At a news conference, today, Santa Clara Sheriff Laurie Smith said the source of the DNA was not blood. The girl, Sierra LaMar, was last seen on March 16…

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