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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5:09pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspectives: Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit has had a successful career as a jazz vocalist for over 10 years. As she reached her 30's, she has had to juggle raising a child with the stress of performing on the road. In this Jazz Perspective, Reese Erlich asks her about her 2010 CD, "Home," and her life at home.

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4:10pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Meet Marlene Tran

Producers for KALW's community storytelling initiative "Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project" took their microphones to the Visitacion Valley library and met 66-year-old Marlene Tran.

No matter how long you’ve lived in the Bay Area, there are probably certain neighborhoods that you’ve never visited. Here in San Francisco, Visitacion Valley is one of those places. It’s in the southeastern most part of the city; the highway exit? Well, it’s the “Cow Palace.”

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4:08pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

In Richmond, concern about air pollution goes beyond Chevron fire

European Commission

Pollution and the environment have always been big issues for Californians. A statewide survey conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California last month showed that approximately half the state’s residents see air pollution as a serious threat to their health.

Among African Americans and Latinos, concern is even greater.  The majority of those polled in these groups believe that people in lower-income areas are disproportionately affected by air pollution.

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4:06pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Sikh temples in the Bay Area shine their lights

Kyung Jin Lee

Hayward, San Jose, and Fremont joined more than 100 other cities across the country Thursday night to commemorate the Sikh temple killings in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Organizers say the idea was for all the temples to shine their lights collectively in a show of strength. 

Around 1,000 people came to support the victims and connect with their community. The candlelight vigil on the shores of Lake Elizabeth brought people out fropm all walks of the Sikh community – young professionals, monolingual immigrants and multi-generational families. 

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1:59pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Hundreds of Richmond residents file claims against Chevron

People at attorney Nicholas Haney's office in Richmond, CA. August 7, 2012.
Julie Caine

If you saw the lead story of today's San Francisco Chronicle, you would have seen a photo of a long line of people outside a lawyer's office in Richmond, near a sign that says: "Chevron Claims Filed Here." 

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