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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10:25am

Mon April 23, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Bureaucrats and Technophiles: A love story

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Jennifer Pahlka loves bureaucrats.

While that proclamation got her some laughs at a recent Google/MTV Big Tent event at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum, Pahlka, who founded Code for America in 2010, followed up with an earnest statement about the work that CFA’s fellowships support in collaboration with local governments. ”We think bureaucrats get things done. There’s certainly a lot to complain about,” she conceded, “but we think that we need to make bureaucracy more…sexy.”

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12:00pm

Fri April 20, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Is California juvenile correction so bad? Bill Sessa says, "no"

In 2005, California's juvenile prison system got a face lift. The name changed from CYA, short for California Youth Authority, to the Division of Juvenile Justice or DJJ. And many policies began to change along with the name.

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7:55pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Cannabis News Round-up

Is this the beginning of the end for medical cannabis in California?

The traditional weather prediction for March is that if it comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. This year the aphorism may also apply to April for the Bay Area medical cannabis community. 

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5:09pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: Shaking the dog

Remember when his own staffers said Mitt Romney had the conviction of an Etch-A-Sketch? Well stand back because, as we speak, the former governor from Massachussetts is being flipped over and shaken so hard, the fillings in the back teeth of his whole family are starting to rattle. What this all means is that we're entering the general election mode. So anything Mitt Romney might have said during the primary no longer applies.

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5:07pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 19, 2012

 California State University in financial crisis, cuts to Cal Grant that gives low- and middle-income college students financial aid, a conversation with the anti-bullying organization "No Bully," local comedian Will Durst on Mitt Romney, and local musicians Forest Day.

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