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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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Thu February 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today at 5pm on Crosscurrents: The Movie Show!

We're going for a little ride around the streets of San Francisco, taking a tour of our answer to Tinseltown. Hear the sounds of Bullitt, Vertigo, Dark Passage, the Conversation and more as we hit historic sites of the city with film historian Steven Kovacs. We'll also take a film noir look at who's trying to kill independent theaters, and we'll meet the man behind the mighty Wurlitzer at great movie palaces. Whet your appetite for the Oscars with Crosscurrents' movie show: today at 5.


Wed February 22, 2012

Finding My Syrian-American Identity

Originally published on Fri February 24, 2012 4:06 pm

by Hajar Abdul-Rahim

My father always said, "You don't understand the price of freedom." But I do know I understand the price of being robbed of my right to grow up around grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I know the price of growing up nation-less. The price of having no national identity. The cost of not knowing who I am or where I am from.

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Wed February 22, 2012

Crosscurrents: February 22, 2012

The current state of The Occupy Movement, a listener commentary on Occupy, Bay Area activist heroes, and local musician Emily Jane White.


Wed February 22, 2012

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bad news for pot lovers: the City of Berkeley has ordered two medical cannabis collectives to close down. According to officials, collectives are acting like rental dispensaries and violating the city's municipal code…

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Wed February 22, 2012

How Occupy Wall Street is evolving in the Bay Area

Photo by Peg Hunter

Last Friday, 18 Occupy Cal protesters were detained in the early morning after setting up another on-campus encampment. On Monday, around 700 demonstrators convened at San Quentin to Occupy the prison.

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