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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5:07pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 19, 2012

 California State University in financial crisis, cuts to Cal Grant that gives low- and middle-income college students financial aid, a conversation with the anti-bullying organization "No Bully," local comedian Will Durst on Mitt Romney, and local musicians Forest Day.

5:01pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Education

November ballot will determine CSU funding

The California State University system is waiting for the fate of its funding to be determined by November ballot.

As the possibility of another $200 million cut in CSU funding looms this year, all eyes are on the November elections to see whether or not voters will approve Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative. It would increase taxes by one percent for Californians earning over $250,000, by two percent for those earning $500,000, and temporarily increase the sales tax by half-a-percent. If it’s not approved, CSU funding will be cut.

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3:56pm

Thu April 19, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Lead juvenile justice expert says state facilities should stay open

For more than thirty years, it's been Barry Krisberg's priority to fight for reforms in California's state juvenile correctional facilities, known as the California Youth Authority (CYA) or Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). And now a change is coming at the DJJ. 

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3:26pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Education

Potential cuts to Cal Grants trigger protest

College students from private and independent universities rally outside the Capitol building on March 7 to protest against cuts to the state financial aid program, CalGrant.

 

You might think the state’s goal to reduce the deficit estimated to be more than $9.2 billion means two things – taxes will increase or programs will be cut. But is it really that simple? Not really, especially when political gridlock prevents solutions from passing.

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12:10pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Education

Nicholas Carlisle: 'Every school should have an anti-bullying policy'

Nicholas Carlisle, Executive Director of No Bully

According to the anti-bullying organization No Bully, an estimated 160,000 children refuse to go to school on any given day because they dread the physical and verbal aggression of their peers. Tomorrow, students across the country will participate in a national day of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of bullying and harassment in schools.

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