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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11:37am

Tue May 1, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 1, 2012

(Sacramento Bee) // The California Assembly has passed a bill that would allow, but not require, business owners who contract with the state to self-identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual. The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce both support the bill because it would allow the government to collect data on the economic impact of LGBT-owned businesses. The bill goes to the Senate next...

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4:51pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 30, 2012

Realignment funding formula not adding up in all counties; could bail reform bail out California’s overcrowded jails?;  and Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Stanford Law Professor Joan Petersilia

2:48pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Cops & Courts

Could bail reform bail out California’s overcrowded jails?

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At the moment, Austin Hills is wearing an orange t-shirt, orange pants, and wrist shackles. He’s sitting in an interview room in the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno.

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2:35pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 30, 2012

(Center for Investigative Reporting) // California leads the nation in casualties and injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to new statistics released from the Department of Defense...

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2:35pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Cops & Courts

Realignment funding formula not adding up in all counties

Not too long ago, the men now sitting around a table at the Contra Costa Probation Office were in prison. “I want to ask how long have you been in prison,” Chief Adult Probation Officer Philip Kader asks them. They respond with three, six and even 12 times.

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