Crosscurrents

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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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10:36am

Mon May 21, 2012
Politics

Cannabis news roundup

Photo: Haight Ashbury cannabis shop. Credit: Creative Commons contributor g.kallenborn

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6:33pm

Thu May 17, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 17, 2012

Stories from Richmond High: A foster child’s path to college; Inside the creative minds at the SF Writers' Grotto; Finding the truth in the digital age; and Bay Area Beats: Quinn Deveaux.

5:12pm

Thu May 17, 2012
Education

Stories from Richmond High: A foster child’s path to college

At Richmond High School during school hours, there is always a police car parked just off the sidewalk that leads to the front doors. Just past the auditorium and administration office, an iron fence stands between visitors and the rest of the school. Many students call it “the prison wall.” This is where more than 1,500 Bay Area teenagers receive their high school education.

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5:01pm

Thu May 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Inside the creative minds at the SF Writers' Grotto

Photo courtesy of Flickr user ROSS HONG KONG

The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto is not a grotto, really. A grotto is a cave … or, something like a cave. This is just a floor in a nondescript office building: 31 offices surrounding a conference room, where a few dozen people can sit somewhat comfortably. From the hallways, each office door looks about the same. What makes this place special, though, is what’s behind each door.

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4:05pm

Thu May 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: Quinn Deveaux

Photo courtesy of quinndeveaux.com

Oakland-based singer/songwriter Quinn Deveaux is one part city, one part country. When he plays with his band, the Blue Beat Review, he taps into Ray Charles and plays the savvy bandleader, burning his way through tune after tune and keeping his audience dancing late into the night.

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