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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5:00pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 3, 2012

A different approach to therapy for refugees; and an Iraqi refugee opens up about PTSD.

3:14pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: "Obama Care" and the Supreme Court

A few words about the Supreme Court hearing testimony about "Obama Care." Because it's the highest court in the land, we can assume the arguments were solemn, dignified, and incisive...

“Obama Care Sucks!” “Does not.” “Does So.” “Does Not.” Like that, only in elevated lawyer language.

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12:00pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

A different approach to therapy for refugees

Many Middle Eastern refugees are Iraqis who have fled war-related violence. But in the past decade, the largest number of refugees have actually come from Iran.

More than 15,000 Iranians have moved to California just since 2006. Though their country isn’t currently at war, many Iranians suffer religious and political persecution. And they face many of the same social and cultural taboos about seeking mental healthcare as Iraqi refugees.

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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.

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