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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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 The system is optional, and drug prescribers say it is outdated, slow, and clunky.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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8:19am

Mon April 9, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"I Will Refuse" by Pailhead

Roman Mars was given this song on a mix tape when he was a teenager.

5:00pm

Thu April 5, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 5, 2012

"We're All Giants": the story of the SF Giants’ 2010 World Series victory

12:00pm

Thu April 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

"We're All Giants": the story of the SF Giants’ 2010 World Series victory

HANA BABA: Sports aren’t for everyone. And baseball, in particular, can be a hard sell. The baseball season has 162 games, and these games feel like they last forever – the players always seem to do a lot of standing around and spitting, never much actual playing.

So why is it the national pastime? Any fan might tell you it’s about the skill of the game – strategy combined with athleticism.

But it’s more than that.

JON MILLER: My dad was a baseball fan, a sports fan, and in those days the games were on the radio. And he always had a ballgame on the radio.

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