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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12:00pm

Thu May 17, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Diagnosing Yourself With Dr. Google? Get A Second Opinion

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Victor1558

Women are twice as likely to consult Google for a health diagnosis as opposed to a real doctor — but apparently one in four women end up misdiagnosing themselves from the information they get on the Internet.

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10:02am

Thu May 17, 2012
Politics, connecting the dots

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Thursday, May 17, 2012

(San Jose Mercury News) // On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court agreed to hear a case determining whether the State Bar has the authority to allow an undocumented immigrant to practice law. Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who graduated from Chico State University and a Florida law school, passed the Bar exam in 2009...

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9:28am

Thu May 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Meet the SF Writers' Grotto

KALW's Ben Trefny spoke with members of the SF Writers' Grotto for a recent story. Listen to full interviews with the writers below.

6:57pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 16, 2012

Volunteerism fills in the gaps that budget have made in Pinole, CA; the pitfalls of success for black men, the upcoming full solar eclipse and urban astronomers, and exploring sound at the Exploratorium.

5:10pm

Wed May 16, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Gas, Break, Pedal: A New Way To Cycle

With just a ten millimeter wrench and a screwdriver, Brian Simmons has built and sold more than 100 motorized bicycles in Oakland, CA, under the label Rebelbikes. The company has been around for three years. The two-man shop based out of the comfort of his living room.

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