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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2:58pm

Thu May 3, 2012
Go Mashers

KALW's McLaren Park Mashers earn their first victory

Clockwise from top left: Mashers Max Jacobs, Audrey Dilling, Katie Styer, Seth Samuel, Casey Miner, Ryan Mitchell, Rina Palta, Jake Martin, Erica Mu, Lisa Ratner, Chris Hoff, Ben Trefny
Masher Holly (aka Ninna Gaensler-Debs)

The McLaren Park Mashers are KALW’s softball team. Until last night, they had never won a game. What follows is a recap of this historic moment from our Masher Supercaptain, KALW Executive News Editor Ben Trefny.

May 2, 2012. Here’s what happened:

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2:25pm

Thu May 3, 2012
Transportation

May Day brings unions and Occupy together

Tuesday’s May Day protests marked the re-emergence of the Occupy movement with coordinated protests around the Bay Area. But May Day—known around the world as International Workers Day—is traditionally a day when union members mobilize around labor issues. In San Francisco, those are ongoing.

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2:23pm

Thu May 3, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Thursday, May 3, 2012

(East Bay Express) // Controversy is brewing over the certification of fair-trade coffee at the Oakland-based agency Fair Trade USA. The agency's recent decision to start certifying larger coffee plantations has smaller coops and farms fearing that they will be put out of business. Fair Trade USA argues that the expansion will increase the impact of fair trade...

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1:52pm

Thu May 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Meet Your Neighbors: Batting lessons from a pro

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Mot the barber

To many people in the Bay Area, the city of Burlingame is just a city straddling the 101, just south of San Francisco International Airport. As you drive by, you might see industrial warehouses and business parks- nothing too distinctive. 

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9:47am

Thu May 3, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 3, 2012

(SF Gate) // After much criticism, California State University officials say they will consider scrapping a policy that would allow them to pay new presidents 10 percent more than outgoing presidents. Instead, incoming presidents would earn the same salaries as their predecessors until 2014...

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