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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4:32pm

Wed January 25, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

State Of The Union Touches On Hot Topics In Education

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President Barack Obama gave education a fair share of attention during the State of the Union address last night.

The talking points:

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3:26pm

Wed January 25, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The diary of an egg donor

When Matthew Fellows and Chris Salvador wanted to have a baby, they asked Teresa Chin to be their egg donor.

As a growing number of American women delay childbearing into their thirties and forties, the use of assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization, sperm banks, and egg donation has gone through the roof. In the growing world of egg donation, there’s a lucrative market for healthy young ovaries – not to mention the emotional value to infertile couples.

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2:51pm

Wed January 25, 2012
AFTERNOON NEWS ROUNDUP

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A new study shows that getting rid of old diesel trucks has helped cut gas emissions around the Port of Oakland in half. For years, the neighborhoods around the port have been known for extremely high air pollution that can cause health problems. KALW took a look at the effectiveness of these new state air regulations earlier in the month and also found that pollution has decreased near the port…

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2:00pm

Wed January 25, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Chicago Artist Fereshteh Toosi Explores The Definition Of Soul Food

Photo by Fereshteh Toosi

Fereshteh Toosi is an interdisciplinary, Chicago-based artist who works with art you can interact with. While designing a community garden accesible to people with disabilities, she began her latest project: Garlic & Greens. Inspired by her interest in growing food and cultural migration, Garlic & Greens aims to capture soul food stories in Chicago.  She also teaches art at Columbia College Chicago. Turnstyle contributor Whitney Henry-Lester spoke to Toosi about her new project and the documentation of soul food.

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9:18am

Wed January 25, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In last night’s State of the Union speech, President Obama laid out his plan for a better economy. His proposals focus on U.S. manufacturing, energy independence, adapting skills to a changing economy, and tax increases on the very wealthy. The speech, which comes at the start of the election year, is just the beginning of the president’s case for a second term…

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