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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8:51am

Wed February 1, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Come early March, California might be clean out of money unless the Legislature takes action, says Controller John Chiang. The shortfall is projected to last seven weeks, during which time Chiang recommends borrowing money and delaying some payments. How did the state end up in such a bind? Chiang says California was spending $2.6 billion more than was included in the budget while tax revenues coming into state coffers were $2.6 billion below projection…

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8:30am

Wed February 1, 2012
Cops & Courts

A look inside California’s toughest prison

Photo by Rina Palta

If you’re convicted of committing a felony in California, you can end up in many kinds of prisons. Steal a lot of money in a Ponzi scheme – you might end up in minimum security. Locked up, but with little supervision. Commit a violent crime, and you could be sent to a medium-security prison, like Folsom. Kill someone, and you could be headed for supermax.

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9:30pm

Tue January 31, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 31, 2012

The first in a three part series on prisoners sentenced to life, new ways to think about the high US high school drop-out rates, the origins of the name of San Francisco's McLaren Park, and jazz great Bobby Hutcherson in his own words.

5:59pm

Tue January 31, 2012
Education

How can we lower the student drop-out rate?

European Commission

In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama proposed something radical, that dropping out of high school no longer be allowed. But that might be complicated. Every school district has tried numerous solutions to the dropout dilemma without success.

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5:14pm

Tue January 31, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

BreakOut! Fights Mistreatment of LGBT Youth Within The Justice System

Photo courtesy of http://www.youthbreakout.org/

Last week BreakOut!, a New Orleans based LGBTQ organization that focuses specifically on youth impacted by the juvenile justice system, began the first of their anti-discrimination training seminars for the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The training comes as a result of an investigation and subsequent consent decree by the United States Department of Justice mandating sweeping reforms and trainings throughout NOPD.

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