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.

Subscribe to the Crosscurrents podcast here.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
51827fdae1c8e597ac3f858d|51827f44e1c8e597ac3f8461

Pages

3:37pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The "other" spectacular solar event coming to a sky near you

Photo courtesy of Flickr user johncudw2399

Paul Salazar is a member of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and keeps a regular astronomy blog called the Urban Astronomer. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny to talk about the upcoming solar eclipse. He also explained what he calls a "spectacular solar event" that only happens twice every hundred years. It's called the Transit of Venus and it's happening on June 5. Listen to find out where and when to watch.

Read more

3:01pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Afternoon News Round Up

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition May 16, 2012

(Sacramento Bee) //  University of California students hissed Vice President Nathan Brostrom this morning at the UC Chancellor's meeting when he stated that administrators have full confidence in Chancellor Linda Katehi. This was the first time the UC Regents have met in Sacramento since 1993...

Read more

1:26pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Fire in the sky: Urban astronomer explains annular eclipse

On May 20th the moon will pass over the sun creating a ring of fire” or an annular eclipse // Wikimedia Commons

It’s only once a year that you can experience almost complete darkness in the afternoon sky. This Sunday, the Western United States will experience a solar eclipse. But in a special path across Northern California, the moon will be almost fully enclosed by the disc of the sun, creating a “Ring of Fire” effect. To learn more about the science behind the spectacle – and another reason to look up later in May – KALW's Ben Trefny talked to our local expert, Paul Salazar. Salazar is a member of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and keeps a regular astronomy blog.

Read more

12:54pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Evie Ladin Band

The sounds you’re hearing are from The Evie Ladin Band, out of Oakland. You may know Evie Ladin as a major part of the Stairwell Sisters. But she also has this band, under her own name. They’ll be playing at a square dance on Friday (05.18) at the Niebyl Proctor Library in Oakland, starting about 8pm. And if you’re interested, there’s a workshop on clog-dancing beforehand, at 6:30pm.

Tags: 

11:54am

Wed May 16, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, May 16, 2012

 

(Mercury News) // The Santa Clara Valley Water District is under investigation after reports that hydraulic oil was spilled into several of the district's reservoirs. The investigation comes as the district is asking voters to go to the polls this November to renew taxes that support its Clean, Safe Creeks and Natural Flood Protection plan...

Read more

Pages