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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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Wed May 2, 2012
afternoon news roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

(Chronicle) // A building invaded by members of the Occupy movement is vacant again after San Francisco police removed the protesters early this morning. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco owns the building, which was taken over yesterday during May Day protests… 

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Wed May 2, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Life after addiction in Zanzibar

Photo by Christopher Connelly

In the last twenty years, the Eastern African islands Zanzibar have become a top destination for tourists. They come for the beautiful beaches, the food, the history and the architecture.  But in the last two decades another economy has developed:  the drug trade.

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Wed May 2, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

(Mercury News) // May Day rallies in Oakland and San Francisco Tuesday brought out union members, Occupy protestors, and police. At least 50 protestors were arrested across the region...

(NY Times) // Status update: Facebook is encouraging organ donors to go public in a new 'Health and Wellness' section...

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Tue May 1, 2012

May Day: Youth Radio has it covered

Today Youth Radio is providing live coverage of May Day protests and marches on their blog. Visit for updates.



Tue May 1, 2012
Manager's Report to the Listeners

KALW Manager's Report to the Listeners

KALW Station Manager Matt Martin's reports on station developments, with listener calls and e-mails.  

If you were  unable to call or e-mail during the program, you can share your ideas or questions with Matt anytime at