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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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Thu March 29, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, March 29, 2012


A Mount St.Mary’s College report shows female students graduate from college at a higher rate than men in California but that is not reflected in women’s participation in leadership roles…

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Wed March 28, 2012

Crosscurrents: March 28, 2012

A special Crosscurrents on the 1990 bombing of Earth First activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney.


Wed March 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Darryl Cherney asks, "Who bombed Judi Bari?"

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It was called "Redwood Summer." Back in 1990, environmental activists were gathering in Humbolt County, staging tree sittings and calling for an end to clear cutting the redwoods and for the preservation of the Headwaters Forest.

Tensions between the activists and local loggers were rising. Earth First activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney had received numerous death threats for their work.  Still, they continued to fight for the forests.  On May 24, 1990, the two were in Oakland and got in the car to drive down to Santa Cruz for a rally.

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Wed March 28, 2012
afternoon news Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What's in a name? After a controversy over competing tax initiatives on the November ballot, Governor Jerry Brown has renamed his tax plan after one of the competing plans. The Governor’s tax is now called the “Millionaires’ Tax,” the name of the now-defunct plan proposed by the California Federation of teachers. But it begins taxing individual income at $250,000...

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Wed March 28, 2012

YI: Young People Of Color Need Health Care Access Via Smartphones

This week the Supreme Court began hearing arguments that affirm or deny the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA)—that started taking effect a little more than a year ago.

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