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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5:22pm

Tue July 24, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 24, 2012

The sharing economy and a system where time is money, a Hear Here segment about a woman who's spent 30 years working at Oakland's Highland Hospital, a jazz perspective on John Pizzarelli, and local musicians Zebop.

2:15pm

Tue July 24, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli innovates within a framework

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pizzarelli

Singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli learned to play at the knee of his famous jazz musician father, Bucky Pizzarelli. But as a teen growing up in the 1970s, John was far more interested in Peter Frampton and the rock band Cream than in Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of Paris. John had a real talent for jazz guitar, however, and he joined his dad in playing club dates around the New York/New Jersey area. Pizzarelli recalls his father saying that he “was the only guy playing jazz to support his rock and roll habit. All the guys had it the other way around.”

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5:23pm

Mon July 23, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

KALW’s Hear Here project aims to keep community storytelling fun, fresh, and personal

KALW’s community storytelling initiative “Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project” has recorded the stories of over 65 Oakland and San Francisco residents so far.

Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project is KALW’s new community storytelling initiative in Oakland and San Francisco. We’re spending 12 months in these two cities, asking you to share your stories with us on the web and on air. Today, we’re kicking off a week of Hear Here by sharing some of the best stories the project has gathered so far. KALW’s Holly Kernan sat down with Hear Here producers Erica Mu and Audrey Dilling to get an update on the project.

Listen to their conversation above.

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5:21pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Homeowners commission graffiti artists to tag their homes

Private homeowners are trying to give graffiti artists a legal, public canvas. KALW's Leila Day spoke with a Bernal Heights couple that hired local artist Get Up to come tag their house.

Listen to their conversation above. 

5:20pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

The vibrant ‘muralismo’ of San Francisco’s Mission District

Street art has long been at the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. With its colorful wall murals, it has been called the largest concentration of public painting in the world, embodying culture, passion, and activism. It would be quite a treat if you could see hundreds of the Mission's murals in one place – well, now you can.

The book Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo features over 500 full color photographs, with 30 essays by icons in the San Francisco public art movement. KALW’s Hana Baba sat down with the editor of the book, artist Annice Jacoby.

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