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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2:04pm

Mon March 19, 2012
Cops & Courts

What’s working in juvenile justice

Downtown Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, a facility known for innovations in juvenile justice
Rina Palta

A note to readers and listeners: only the first names of children are used in this story.

Christian is 15 years old. And like many teenagers, he’s made some mistakes. “Kinda stupid stuff,” he says. “Like vandalism. Not necessarily graffiti or anything. But yeah. Vandalism.”

And he got caught.

“It’s funny, one little incident can change everybody’s opinion of you,” Christian says. “Like, everybody. At school, like the teachers, from the students, to your family and stuff. But I try not to look at it as a negative or anything.”

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1:57pm

Mon March 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Music: Mondo Loko

The music you’re hearing is by Mondo Loko of Berkeley. Perhaps you heard them last summer at Ashkenaz, where they had their first public performance. Now the group brings its version of Samba Funk and Samba Rock to the Cigar Bar & Grill on Montgomery Street in San Francisco this Thursday (03.22). Music starts at 9:30pm.

1:06pm

Mon March 19, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: afternoon edition for Monday, March 19, 2012

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has been sentenced to a day in jail and three years probation for falsely imprisoning his wife. He will receive credit for time already spent in jail. The sheriff will also attend a year of domestic-violence intervention classes and perform 100 hours of community service...

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12:00pm

Mon March 19, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Cara a la Muerte" by Gerardo Ortiz

Jasmine Vasquez' brother first played this song for her. She thinks it's a powerful song because the singer is confronting the idea of death.  

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11:08am

Mon March 19, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Monday, March 19, 2012

As San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi heads to court today to face sentencing for the false imprisonment of his wife, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been consulting with City Attorney Dennis Herrera on whether and how to oust the embattled sheriff...

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