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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5:06pm

Tue July 17, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 17, 2012

Why the OPD is approaching a federal takeover; Lost Landmarks: Time Travelling in the Tenderloin; Hear Here: Meet Carlisle Haworth & Diana Hartman; and local jazz group the Scott Amendola Quartet.

5:02pm

Tue July 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Lost Landmarks: Time traveling in the Tenderloin

The site of the Blackhawk Jazz Club in the Tenderloin
Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcbarnicle/3508231452/

I’m sitting on a brown leather couch inside Studio A at Hyde Street Recording in the Upper Tenderloin. A white baby grand piano sits to my left and a faded blue rug with pink roses lies on the hardwood floor in front of me. If you close your eyes and listen hard enough, you may be able to hear the sounds of San Francisco in the 60s.

Fifty years ago, this building was called Wally Heider Recording. And this room was used by the likes of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, the Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Starship.

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10:35am

Tue July 17, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Carlisle Haworth & Diana Hartman

San Francisco resident Diana Hartman remembers the lengths to which her family would go to accommodate her childhood distaste for cheese.

We've been meeting some of our neighbors in San Francisco and Oakland through our new community storytelling project, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project. Our Hear Here producers have been popping up in libraries, food banks, and schools to capture snapshots of life in these two cities, and we've been airing some of these stories on Crosscurrents. Hear Here met the two following San Francisco residents, Carlisle Haworth and Diana Hartman at the Polish Club in the Mission. They shared these stories about food from their childhood.

10:04am

Tue July 17, 2012
Cops & Courts

Why the OPD is approaching a federal takeover

http://www.flickr.com/photos/v63/299902093/

Last Month, the Oakland city council voted to pay $40,000 in punitive damages for an officer who illegally strip searched two suspects in public. Federal Judge Thelton Henderson, who currently oversees the department as they make court-ordered reforms, referred to the strip-searching case as an example of how stuck the OPD is in their dysfunctional behavior.

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10:42pm

Mon July 16, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: The Care Less Party

All of America should drop to its knees and thank the GOP for providing America with our replacement fireworks. Cities all over the country this year were forced to cancel Fourth of July festivities due to lack of money, fear of fire, and incompetent computers.

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