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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12:05pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Tara Linda and The Rumor Mill

Tara Linda started in music as a drummer in punk and rock bands in Texas and later switched to Latin torch songs – especially those with accordions.

She now plays that instrument, which she says can “take you around the world,” from China to Mexico to Germany.  In fact, she starts a summer tour of Europe next month.

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9:32am

Tue May 22, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 22, 2012

(Mercury News) // The Golden State Warriors are expected to announce, today, plans to move the team from Oakland to San Francisco, building a news arena on piers 30 and 32, near the Bay Bridge. The move could happen as early as 2017. The Warriors currently owe $95 million to the city of Oakland for renovations to their current home at the Oracle Arena...

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4:43pm

Mon May 21, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 21, 2012

A special Crosscurrents on Oakland's Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods: mobile food vendors, Street Level's  service to day laborers, and The Unity Council's work in low- to middle-income families. Produced by Mills College in Oakland.

3:38pm

Mon May 21, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Monday, May 21, 2012

(SF Gate) // Solar eclipse blinds driver. Check out that solar eclipse yesterday? It was blindingly beautiful. In fact, a driver in South San Francisco was, she said, “temporarily blinded” when she ran into a mother and daughter crossing the street during the eclipse. In her defense, Grand Avenue has signs warning drivers of glares – even when there aren't any eclipses happening...

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12:05pm

Mon May 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Le Panique

Photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/lepaniquesf

What’s the point of seeing a band live? You want them to be lively, of course. And Le Panique, the band we’re featuring today, knows that. This group, from San Francisco, thinks that if the audience sees the band having fun, it will translate to them. You can check out that translation on Wednesday May 23, when they play Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland.

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