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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2:29pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

WEB EXCLUSIVE: A conversation with "Shellmound" documentary filmmaker Andres Cediel

An extended conversation in which KALW's Ben Trefny interviews filmmaker Andres Cediel about what lies beneath Bay Street in Emeryville: a shopping mall, atop a toxic industrial center, atop a Native American burial ground.

Audio available after 5pm PST on February 16, 2012.

 

2:00pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

What lies beneath Emeryville’s Bay Street shopping mall

Photo courtesy of http://www.shellmoundthemovie.com/

Just off Shellmound Street in Emeryville, an outdoor mall sits on prime real estate. It’s north of a maze of highways leading to the Bay Bridge. A quarter of a million drivers pass within honking distance every single day. While the Bay Street "Urban Village" was only established in the 21st century, the land it sits on has a very rich past. Rich enough to warrant a documentary film that uncovers several layers of unusual history.

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1:30pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Science versus the sacred: studying native remains at UC Berkeley

http://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board/5228289913/sizes/m/in/photostream/

UC Berkeley is home to the country’s second largest collection of human skeletons outside of a graveyard, about 12 thousand total. Some are thousands of years old. The University has unearthed and studied these remains for centuries. They’ve taught researchers a great deal about California’s prehistoric past.

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1:17pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, February 16, 2012

Not surprisingly, the San Bruno pipeline explosion slashed PG&E's earnings this past quarter as the company struggles to pay for system upgrades and repairs...

But January saw higher home sales in the Bay Area than it has in the past five years, thanks in large part to the lower prices of foreclosed homes and distressed properties...

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5:08pm

Wed February 15, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 15, 2012

The neighborhood that doubles as an industrial center; UC Berkeley sex soliciting; The Musical Art Quintet; "Killing the Messenger": an investigation into the death of Chauncey Bailey; and Bay Area band Alma Desnuda.

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