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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4:32pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 1, 2012

Technology that can predict death, fighting through leukemia, a profile of local jazz musician Larry Vuckovich, and local musicians The Magik Magik Orchestra.

4:08pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bay Area pianist Larry Vuckovich delivers 'Somethin' Special'

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Veteran Bay Area pianist Larry Vuckovich is finally getting his music back on the national radio charts. His CD, “Somethin’ Special,” has hit the top ten lists for numerous weeks in a row.

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1:45pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Can knowing when you’ll die help you live?

Under CC license from Dan Cox. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancox_/2632603962/

A note to our listeners and readers: We’ve changed the name of the patient in this story for privacy reasons.

It’s a busy Monday morning at the San Francisco Veterans Association Medical Center. Palliative care physicians Alex Smith and Katherine Aragon, along with their intern Sara Murray, gather in the lobby. They’re on their way to see a patient, Bill Jones – a gentleman in his 60s who has a form of slow-growing cancer.

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1:30pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thousands of Californians will join in a planned protest today against cuts to public education, rising tuition fees, and police violence during past Occupy demonstrations. Protesters will march from the UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley High School, and Oakland's Laney College to Frank Ogawa Plaza for a 5pm rally, while a rally at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza will start at 4pm. The protests are expected to culminate in a march on the capitol building in Sacramento on Monday...

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1:22pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

Leukemia survivor heals body and soul

Being diagnosed with a terminal illness like cancer can be life shattering. For Darlene Harris, it was an opportunity to reflect on her life. She’s a certified massage therapist at Peace of Body, Peace of Mind in Richmond. The name of her business reflects a state of mind she has reached after living many years of what she calls misery – from a disturbed childhood, to a failed marriage, to being diagnosed with leukemia at age 45.

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