Crosscurrents

Monday-Thursday at 5pm

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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2:22pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Rogers

The music you’re hearing is by The Rogers. The members all met at a music instruction store in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood. They have quite a complicated list of ingredients to their sound, which is most easily described as “Americana.” They’re one of five bands on the bill this Thursday at The Stork Club in Oakland. Music starts about 9pm.

1:36pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 9, 2012

Facebook has acquired the photo sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Instagram is a two-year-old, 13-employee, San Francisco start-up company. They make a photo-sharing application in which one can add a variety of filters effects and share easily...

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12:57pm

Mon April 9, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Across the Universe" by John Lennon

This song prompted Oakland's Shari Kurita to consider her responsibility to the world. She remembers it as an adult moment in her youth. 

12:20pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bowling alley acts like community center in Daly City

Classic Bowling Center, Daly City
photo by Jen Chien

The neighborhood of Westborough straddles the border between Daly City and South San Francisco. It’s a mostly residential area, with quiet sloping streets full of brown and beige town homes built in the 50s and 60s. Before that time, this area was undeveloped farmland and open space. A frenzy of construction after World War II created the neatly planned housing tracts and shopping centers that make up the bulk of Daly City today.

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8:48am

Mon April 9, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, April 9, 2012

Despite the growth of prescription painkiller abuse, only 86 of 30,000 doctors and pharmacists in the Bay Area are enrolled in California’s state prescription drug monitoring system. The system is optional, and drug prescribers say it is outdated, slow, and clunky. Prescription drug overdoses kill more than 11 people every day in California...

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