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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2:35pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 30, 2012

(Center for Investigative Reporting) // California leads the nation in casualties and injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to new statistics released from the Department of Defense...

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2:35pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Cops & Courts

Realignment funding formula not adding up in all counties

Not too long ago, the men now sitting around a table at the Contra Costa Probation Office were in prison. “I want to ask how long have you been in prison,” Chief Adult Probation Officer Philip Kader asks them. They respond with three, six and even 12 times.

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11:14am

Mon April 30, 2012
morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, April 30, 2012

(San Bernadino County Sun) // Thirteen Cal State students are planning a hunger strike for Wednesday, which they say they will continue until university administrators agree to meet with them and consider their demands. Those demands include a five-year moratorium on student fee increases, eliminating housing and car allowances, lowering administration and executive salaries, and removing restrictions to free speech on campus…

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9:52pm

Sun April 29, 2012
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Stanford Law Professor Joan Petersilia

David Onek and Joan Petersilia

Criminal justice expert David Onek recently sat down with Stanford law professor Joan Petersilia to talk about California’s criminal justice realignment. Onek is a Senior Fellow at Berkeley Law School and a former San Francisco Police Commissioner; Petersilia is the former President of the American Society of Criminology and served as a special advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here’s what they had to say.

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5:09pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 26, 2012

An update on the San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi case, a poem in your pocket, a community dance ritual, a new film about the San Francisco adult film industry, and bald eagles.

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