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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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Mon April 27, 2015
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Alison Faith Levy

The peppy music you’re hearing now is by Alison Faith Levy. The pre-school crowd knows her as Sippy Alison, from her days with the kid-pleasing group, The Sippy Cups.  Her musical style has been described as “power pop meets bubblegum.” 

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Mon April 27, 2015

Daily news roundup for Monday, April 27, 2015

Photo by: Meaghan Mitchell/Hoodline

Meet the Misfits Behind the Last Black Man in San Francisco // Hoodline

"The title of the upcoming film The Last Black Man In San Francisco makes an obvious statement about the city losing its black population. It's down more than a third over the last two decades to just 6.3 percent, as of the 2010 census.

"But it’s also making a broader point: that with increasing uniformity in race and culture, the city could stop being a creative engine for the world."

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Fri April 24, 2015

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? April 24, 2015

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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Fri April 24, 2015

Cannabis News Roundup: 04.24.15

Under CC license from Flickr user Juli Campagna

Biggest Roundup EVER:  Legalization & Legislation… Cops & Courts…  Business, Health and more….


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Thu April 23, 2015
Arts & Culture

Putting an earring in my ear: the centennial of the Armenian Genocide

A lone sailboat flying the Armenian flag to commemorate the centennial as marchers cross Golden Gate Bridge above

On top of the highest hill in San Francisco is the Mount Davidson Cross -- a monument to the Armenian Genocide. Friday, April 24th marks 100 years since the Ottoman Empire began to kill what would eventually be 1.5 million Armenians. Waves of Armenians immigrated to the Bay Area, fleeing the killing. Today, 30,000 people of Armenian descent live here. 

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