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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9:38am

Thu April 19, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Thursday, April 19

California's clean-technology investment is growing, according to a report released today by SF-based nonprofit Next 10, a nonprofit promoting awareness around the environment, technology, and the economy. From 2010 to 2011, investment rose 24% to $3.5 billion, and while Next 10 says this was a significant boost to the state's financial recovery, some economists say the clean-tech industry is still a small sector of California's overall economy...

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4:52pm

Wed April 18, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 18, 2012

Undocumented students wait for the DREAM Act to become a reality; exposing the Bay Area’s major faults; and a Bay Area bike tour is a “summer camp on wheels.” 

4:08pm

Wed April 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bay Area bike tour is a “summer camp on wheels”

I love my classic Nishiki road bike. I know, it’s kind of a Bay Area hipster cliché, but what can I say? I enjoy riding and I try to bike as much as I can – to work, for fun, whatever. So I was excited to hear about the new 10-day, 200-mile bike tour that the bands Rupa and the April Fishes and Shake Your Peace have planned.

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2:06pm

Wed April 18, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A proposed major change in the regulations over medical cannabis was moved to the State Assembly's Public Safety Committee yesterday, over objections from cities and law enforcement agencies. "The point of regulation is to bring these activities above board to guarantee safe and effective access, with clear rules for those involved in the industry, said Committee Chair Tom Ammiano of San Francisco...

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1:00pm

Wed April 18, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Exposing the Bay Area’s major faults

Ground view of collapsed building and burned area shown in photo 4, Beach and Divisadero, Marina District.
Courtesy of C.E. Meyer, U.S. Geological Survey www.usgs.org

In 2011, the world witnessed the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In 2010, Haiti and Chile experienced their own destructive earthquakes. Last October, two earthquakes struck the Bay Area on the 22nd anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

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