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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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Tue April 17, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

California prisons are equipping themselves with new technology that can block inmates from using smuggled cell phones. Prison officials want to crack down on illegal phone usage within prison walls because inmates may be using them to conduct criminal transactions.

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Mon April 16, 2012

Will Durst: Angrier Birds

Will Durst here with a few words on the uncanny similarities between the 2012 Republican primary race and a game of Angry Birds. There's more than you might think.

For one thing, just like the 2012 Republican primary race, you'd have to be a hermit living in one of the recesses of a Sonoran Desert vertical zinc mine not to be aware of Angry Birds. They're both infuriatingly cute and terminally addictive pastimes that experts consider major enemies to both sanity and productivity in America today.

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Mon April 16, 2012

Crosscurrents: April 16, 2012

Potentially devastating effects of foreclosure on the health of homeowners and their families, neighborhoods banding together against banks to fight foreclosures, and local musician Craig Ventresco.


Mon April 16, 2012
afternoon news roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 16, 2012

Silicon Valley technology companies Oracle and Google will face off in a legal showdown on Monday. Oracle charges that Google’s Android mobile phone technology infringes on its patents...

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Mon April 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Local Music - Craig Ventresco

Craig Ventresco specializes in music from an earlier era – ragtime, vaudeville, and songs from the earliest days of recordings. You don’t need a time machine to hear him, just go to Café Divine in San Francisco on the third Thursday of each month, from 7 to 9 pm.