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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3:56pm

Thu April 19, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Lead juvenile justice expert says state facilities should stay open

For more than thirty years, it's been Barry Krisberg's priority to fight for reforms in California's state juvenile correctional facilities, known as the California Youth Authority (CYA) or Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). And now a change is coming at the DJJ. 

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3:26pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Education

Potential cuts to Cal Grants trigger protest

College students from private and independent universities rally outside the Capitol building on March 7 to protest against cuts to the state financial aid program, CalGrant.

 

You might think the state’s goal to reduce the deficit estimated to be more than $9.2 billion means two things – taxes will increase or programs will be cut. But is it really that simple? Not really, especially when political gridlock prevents solutions from passing.

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12:10pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Education

Nicholas Carlisle: 'Every school should have an anti-bullying policy'

Nicholas Carlisle, Executive Director of No Bully

According to the anti-bullying organization No Bully, an estimated 160,000 children refuse to go to school on any given day because they dread the physical and verbal aggression of their peers. Tomorrow, students across the country will participate in a national day of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of bullying and harassment in schools.

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9:38am

Thu April 19, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Thursday, April 19

California's clean-technology investment is growing, according to a report released today by SF-based nonprofit Next 10, a nonprofit promoting awareness around the environment, technology, and the economy. From 2010 to 2011, investment rose 24% to $3.5 billion, and while Next 10 says this was a significant boost to the state's financial recovery, some economists say the clean-tech industry is still a small sector of California's overall economy...

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4:52pm

Wed April 18, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 18, 2012

Undocumented students wait for the DREAM Act to become a reality; exposing the Bay Area’s major faults; and a Bay Area bike tour is a “summer camp on wheels.” 

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