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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12:40pm

Wed May 30, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Family Crest

The Family Crest is a San Francisco group considers itself “an orchestral indie collective” rather than a band. They’re primarily a six-piece group, but over 250 ‘Extended Family Members’ have participated in their recordings, live performances, and other media and art projects -- so you’re never sure how many people you’ll see on stage.

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9:39am

Wed May 30, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, May 30, 2012

(Mercury News) // Chefs across California are squeezing in extra foie gras on their menus and drawing the ire of animal rights groups. A statewide ban on the staple French cuisine made from fattened duck liver goes into effect July 1. The ban was passed back in 2004 to put an end to what some consider the inhumane treatment of ducks raised for the delicacy…

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5:39pm

Tue May 29, 2012
Arts & Culture

Exhibit finds "a place at the table" for LGBT community

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

Whenever people gather, ideas seem to flow more freely when they take place around a table that includes some “refreshments.” This was part of the idea behind a tea party, or a salon, where a witty host brought together friends for art appreciation and clever conversation.

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5:19pm

Tue May 29, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 29, 2012

A conversation with Eric McGhee about Prop 28; the voices of San Francisco's unemployed speak up; A Place at the Table: A Gathering of LGBT Text, Image & Voice; Question Bridge: "Black gay men: how do you really feel about yourself?" and local techno-acoustic performer Tycho.

5:09pm

Tue May 29, 2012
Politics

Proposition 28 asks how long state legislators should hold office

Chambers of the California Legislature
Courtesy of Flickr user Clinton Steeds

One of the decisions Californians will make this June 5th is whether or not to change the amount of time legislators serve in office, mostly to lessen their terms from 14 years to 12. Prop 28 says that should happen, opponents disagree. As the discussion over legislative term limits heats up, the question at the core of Prop 28 is how long Californians think their representatives should represent them. Should they be left to serve longer and become more established as legislators? Or, should there be an encouragement of new blood in the State Assembly and Senate?

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