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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5:37pm

Mon May 7, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspective: Miles Davis' side man

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Saxophonist Kenny Garrett became best known as a side man to Miles Davis during the mid 80s. In this interview with Reese Erlich, Garrett talks about his long career as both a side man and as a leader of his own group. 

4:53pm

Mon May 7, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, May 7, 2012

Sacramento Bee // Two more tobacco giants have given money to stop Proposition 29. RJ Reynolds Tobacco and Philip Morris USA have each given $15 million to the “No on 29” campaign. The ballot measure would impose a $1 per pack tax to fund cancer and heart disease research and facilities…

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12:22pm

Mon May 7, 2012
morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, May 7, 2012

(Sacramento Bee) // The number of California high school graduates attending out-of-state colleges is rapidly increasing, leading some experts to warn of a potential “brain drain…”  

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5:12pm

Thu May 3, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 3, 2012

Workers in the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition strike, documentary filmmaker Terrence Nance, meeting a batting cage instructor in Burlingame, SF comedian Will Durst on the presidential elections, and local musicians Boca do Rio.

4:06pm

Thu May 3, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

New Lands End vista point designed to be out of view

Image courtesy of http://www.parksconservancy.org/park-improvements/past-accomplishments/lands-end-lookout.html

Many visitors to San Francisco’s western neighborhoods enjoy the sweeping ocean view from above the ruins of the Sutro Baths. But, it’s pretty windy out there, which makes it difficult to enjoy at times. That is part of the reason for the new visitors center that opened there over the weekend. Catherine Barner is Vice President of Projects and Stewardship for the Golden Gate Parks National Conservancy.

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