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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4:01pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 9, 2012

The training of BART cops;  a conversation with Michael Bush, creator of The 8 Factors; a Daly City neighborhood gets its groove on at the bowling alley; and local band The Rogers.

3:57pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Cops & Courts

BART police meet the Citizen Review Board

Courtesy of Thomas Hawk/Creative Commons

In a conference room at the BART police headquarters in downtown Oakland, a DVD plays a scenario. The screen shows a woman, and she’s really angry. She’s just been locked out of her house after finding out her husband is cheating on her.

“Goddamn it, this is my house, let me in bitch, are you cheating on me?” the woman yells “I hate you! Why are you doing this to me?”

Her aggression grows, quickly turning violent. She kicks one officer, and he falls to the ground. An officer in the DVD tells the woman to drop the shovel, but the woman continues to yell.

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3:55pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Steering businesses to success in eight simple steps

Courtesy of www.facebook.com/8Factors

Michael Bush is a Bay Area Native who works with small, local businesses through a nonprofit called InnerCityAdvisors. He's developed a workshop called “The 8 Factors” to help businesses succeed. KALW's Holly Kernan sat down with Bush to talk about how to make it in a tough economy.

2:22pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Rogers

The music you’re hearing is by The Rogers. The members all met at a music instruction store in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood. They have quite a complicated list of ingredients to their sound, which is most easily described as “Americana.” They’re one of five bands on the bill this Thursday at The Stork Club in Oakland. Music starts about 9pm.

1:36pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 9, 2012

Facebook has acquired the photo sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Instagram is a two-year-old, 13-employee, San Francisco start-up company. They make a photo-sharing application in which one can add a variety of filters effects and share easily...

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