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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12:32pm

Tue January 24, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

How to occupy a building: the Dutch example

Occupy protests in San Francisco
Artjoms Konohovs

This Saturday, the Occupy Oakland movement plans to take over an empty building to create a center for like-minded people. Whether or not the movement can hold onto the space is up in the air, but one need only look to the Netherlands for a possible glimpse of things to come.

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12:24pm

Tue January 24, 2012
Arts & Culture

Werewolves through the ages, in story and song

Berkeley-based musician and instrumentalist Tim Rayborn brings the werewolf to life in "Lycanthropos"

Vampires and werewolves, the possessed and undead souls featured in the Twilight books and their stylish movie adaptations, may currently have teens transfixed, but the idea of these creatures walking among us dates back to at least ancient Greece. There the man-wolf was called Lycanthropos.

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8:58am

Tue January 24, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

California’s 425 redevelopment agencies owe nearly $30 billion, according to the state controller’s office...

The city of Oakland is planning to lay off more than 100 workers after losing $28 million in state redevelopment funds...

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8:25am

Tue January 24, 2012
Arts & Culture

Broun Fellinis

Photo courtesy of Broun Fellinis

Where else but the Bay Area would you find a band that describes its music as “a soulful and aggressive style of postmodern improvised/composed jazzical sound that is informed by dub, Afro beat, abstract funk, drum and bass?" There’s more, but you get the idea – and that idea is called Broun Fellinis

They have a CD release party planned next Sunday, January 29, at Café du Nord in San Francisco. Doors open at 8pm. 

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5:33pm

Mon January 23, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 23, 2012

Media and the Occupy Wall Street movement intersect; Bhi Bhiman gives folk music a global spin; dancing the secret histories of Chinese immigration to San Francisco; and local band Adios Amigo.

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