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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1:49pm

Tue March 20, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

A war at home: a soldier’s mission against PTSD

Jeremy Profitt lives with his family in an East Bay suburb about 45 minutes outside of Oakland. He’s in his weekend uniform when he greets me at his door: white t-shirt, jean shorts, flip-flops.

They’ve just moved in, and his wife is unpacking the kitchen as Profitt picks up his baby daughter, Reiland. He gently cradles her in his lap as he starts to tell me his story.

“It felt gratifying,” Profitt says of his time in service. “I felt I was able to do my part.”

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1:01pm

Tue March 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

Haunted by Heros

Haunted By Heroes, 'the world's youngest rock band.'
Photo courtesy Moon Dog Creations

The song you’re hearing now is being played by the band Haunted by Heroes, from Pacifica. Known at present as “the world’s youngest rock band,” these little dudes aren’t much taller than their guitars. You can see them Saturday March 24 when they’re the opening act at the legendary Fillmore. Music starts at 9 pm. That’s probably past the bedtime of these eleven-year-olds… but it is a Saturday.

12:54pm

Tue March 20, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, March 20, 2012

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has given Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi until 5pm today to resign. If he declines to remove himself from office, Mirkarimi will be charged with official misconduct and may be removed by force.

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8:55am

Tue March 20, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mayor Ed Lee is expected to announce today whether he will remove Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from his position.

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8:45am

Tue March 20, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: We're all Muppets

A few words here for all my fellow Muppets, referring to Greg Smith, formerly of Goldman Sachs, who wrote an op-ed in the New York Times announcing he's out  of there due to his company’s extreme moral bankruptcy. According to Smith, associates are encouraged to rip off their own billion-dollar clients and regularly disparage them as Muppets.

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