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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5:00pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 4, 2012

Fishermen harvest dinner in the bay – at their own risk; a local documentarian takes on sea level rise; and preserving San Francisco’s past through sea shanties.

12:00pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

How will we adapt? Local documentarian takes on sea level rise

One of the most imminent effects of climate change is sea level rise – especially in low-lying coastal areas like the San Francisco Bay. To documentarian Claire Schoen, this story isn’t about the science of what’s going to happen. That part is settled. She says the question is how we’re going to adapt.

KALW’s Ben Trefny sat down with Schoen to discuss her latest documentary about climate change, RISE.

BEN TREFNY: What inspired you to make this documentary?

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12:00pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Arts & Culture

Preserving San Francisco’s past through sea shanties

At Maritime National Historical Park, the golden age of shantey-ing comes alive again as sailors and sea music enthusiasts gather around an ancient vessel, the "Balclutha.” Peter Kasin’s job is to preserve these ancient shanties, and in turn to preserve San Francisco’s dangerous Barbary Coast past. But not everyone likes their shanties; some say they’re more bouncy than they were in the past, and should capture the sweat of the sailors who sang these songs way back in the 1800s to help make their rough shipboard jobs a bit more rhythmic.

5:00pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 3, 2012

A different approach to therapy for refugees; and an Iraqi refugee opens up about PTSD.

3:14pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: "Obama Care" and the Supreme Court

A few words about the Supreme Court hearing testimony about "Obama Care." Because it's the highest court in the land, we can assume the arguments were solemn, dignified, and incisive...

“Obama Care Sucks!” “Does not.” “Does So.” “Does Not.” Like that, only in elevated lawyer language.

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