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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5:43pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 10, 2012

Domestic violence and the women's group La Casa de las Madres, a look at San Francisco's Tenderloin through theater, a new documentary film about the dwindling resource of water, and local musician The Tia Fuller Quartet.

4:25pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

New film advocates saving water while there's still time

Image courtesy of www.takepart.com/lastcall

It’s our planet’s most valuable resource, cities are powered by it, wars are fought over it, and life depends on it...

“We think of it as air, infinite and inexhaustible, but when you use water in such quantities that it exceeds the system’s capacity to renew itself, we’ve got a problem,” states the trailer for the new documentary film Last Call at the Oasis (view trailer below).

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2:53pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Arts & Culture

Tia Fuller Quartet

Photo courtesy of http://www.tiafuller.com/

Today we're featuring an artist performing as part of the SF Jazz Spring Season. Tia Fuller is a saxophonist from New Jersey who has taught at Stanford Jazz Workshops. Fuller and her quartet will be performing at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 17 at 8pm. 

2:13pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Politics, Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday May 10, 2012

(Bay Citizen) // UC Berkeley has filed a trespass lawsuit against 14 people who they claim illegally occupied a tract of land in Albany for the past two and a half weeks. The protesters are calling their movement "Occupy the Farm" and are planting vegetables on the 10-acre parcel of land. The university says the lawsuit is meant to ensure that the trespassers, rather than taxpayers, will bear the expenses of damage to the land...

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12:00pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Arts & Culture

Documentary play portrays real Tenderloin characters

Kathy and Leroy Looper (Rebecca Frank and David Sinaiko), owners of the Cadillac Hotel and Tenderloin community activists, describe the Tenderloin as a “containment zone”
Courtesy of cuttingball.com

San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood can be a difficult place to live. Almost a quarter of the neighborhood’s residents live below the poverty line. According to the police department, the Tenderloin accounts for more than a third of the city’s drug-related offenses.

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