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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3:11pm

Wed February 29, 2012
Arts & Culture

Beatles Karaoke

Joshua Raoul Brody, of the band Tango Number 9, plays live piano to match each singer’s style.
photo credit: Terry Lorant

The vocalist you’re hearing is Dana Harnik, participating in the monthly all-Beatles karaoke night at Café Royale on Post Street in San Francisco. Note that this is no “follow the bouncing ball” laser-disc performance. Joshua Raoul Brody, of the band Tango Number 9, plays live piano to match each singer’s style. The next event takes place Monday, March 5, and the first Monday of every month. Music begins about 8pm, and a book of lyrics is provided.

 

2:03pm

Wed February 29, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The practice of fracking on oil wells near Taft, California has been approved by the state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources. Fracking – the practice of injecting steam underground at high pressure to break up porous soil to release oil – had been banned within 150 feet of any wells known to be seeping oil...

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1:23pm

Wed February 29, 2012
Arts & Culture

San Franciscans rally to save historic bar

Friends of the Gold Dust Lounge have filed a petition to give the bar landmark status

All great cities have them: famous watering holes popular with tourists and locals alike. They serve as sources of liquid inspiration for artists, writers and musicians – and as meeting places for politicians and businesspeople looking to put the finishing touches on a big deal over an afternoon libation.

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5:21pm

Tue February 28, 2012
Crosscurrents: February 28, 2012

Crosscurrents: February 28, 2012

A history built on hearsay: Tales of the early Chinese settlers; revisiting Richmond's boxcar village; Brandon McFarland knows what's up with Bay Area music; and local folk-rock musician Brian Bergeron.

5:13pm

Tue February 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Brandon McFarland knows what's up with Bay Area music

Brandon McFarland is the editor of Youth Radio's streaming radio station, AllDayPlay.fm

Brandon McFarland is the editor of Youth Radio's radio station, AllDayPlay.fm. He joined KALW’s Ben Trefny to talk about the latest in Bay Area music.

BEN TREFNY: So tell me about what’s new on All Day Play.

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