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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4:05pm

Tue April 24, 2012
Politics

Secure Communities and the federal deportation program

Here in the Bay Area, we’ve seen the immigration debate manifest itself mostly in a controversy over the federal immigration program Secure Communities. The program requires local jails to share fingerprints of everyone they arrest with immigration enforcement officials. KALW’s Rina Palta sat down with the California Immigrant Policy Center's Jon Rodney to talk about how things are going.

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4:00pm

Tue April 24, 2012
Arts & Culture

Dancers’ Group celebrates 30 years of art and service

Katie Faulker's We Don't Belong Here, part of Dancers' Group's OnSite commissioning program
photo by Pak Han

The Bay Area has one of the largest and most active dance communities in the country, with many movement styles represented, from ballet, to hip hop, to tango, to contact improvisation. These different kinds of dance all find a home at the dance service and advocacy organization called Dancers’ Group, which turns 30 this year.

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2:06pm

Tue April 24, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

(SF Chronicle) // One of California's oldest companies, Wells Fargo, is hosting a shareholders meeting, today, along with hundreds of Occupy protesters. Several demonstrators chained themselves together, and at least three who gained access to the closed-door meeting were escorted out...

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12:12pm

Tue April 24, 2012
Early Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Oakland police department has announced it will reduce the number of officers in the city’s most violent blocks, following complaints from residents of the Oakland hills and North Oakland that burglaries have increased in their neighborhoods, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Six months ago the 100 blocks identified as the most dangerous saw an influx of officers, under Mayor Jean Quan’s plan to increase police presence and the availability of social services there…

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11:54am

Tue April 24, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Corner Laughers

Photo courtesy of http://cornerlaughers.com

 

Today's music is by The Corner Laughers. The name derives from the admiration that the band has for “those who remain amused and observant from the sidelines of this ridiculous world.”  Their songs may bring to mind a carefree summer, but their lyrics often contain hints of the first chills of autumn.  The Corner Laughers are one of seven bands being showcased at San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, April 25. Doors open at 7pm, and music begins at 8pm. 

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