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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12:00pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The scars inside: An Iraqi refugee opens up about PTSD

Over the past decade, California has resettled more Middle Eastern refugees than any other state in the country. In Northern California, Santa Clara County in the South Bay is a resettlement hub for Middle Eastern refugees – more than 1,300 moved there since 2006. About one out of three of those refugees are from Iraq. And most have seen or suffered through violence related to the war.

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5:00pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 2, 2012

Trees take root in the Tenderloin; the history of green space in San Francisco; and a Richmond youth earns the David Brower award for activism.

4:19pm

Mon April 2, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Calico Skies" by Paul McCartney

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This song captures what Claudia Holland thinks makes a good relationship. 

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12:57pm

Mon April 2, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Man Down" by Rihanna

Kashari Starks is a student at Elmhurst Community Prep in Oakland. 

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12:00pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Richmond youth earns David Brower award for activism

The city of Richmond is notorious for its high crime rate and industrial pollution. And the Iron Triangle neighborhood – which is bordered on three sides by train tracks – just might be the city’s most dangerous neighborhood. But inside the Triangle, activist Tania Pulido is cultivating community and social consciousness through the Berryland Community Garden. Pulido is one of the winners of the 2011 David Brower Youth Awards, and she joined KALW’s Holly Kernan in studio to talk about how she got started with the garden, and her social activism.

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