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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2:38pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The personal trials and political tribulations of San Francisco County Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi are getting plenty of attention at present, but county jails are in the news for another reason. California prison realignment is shifting inmates from state to county facilities, which are receiving $1.2 billion to help with the transition.

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1:33pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

Old school artform meets new school audience with Opera on Tap

San Francisco Opera on Tap co-founder Indre Viskontas organizes the opera performances at Café Royale.
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Long before Beyonce decided to redefine “diva” for pop culture, the term was associated with high culture. Nevertheless, divas of then and now have maintained a reputation, as late comedian Anna Russell explains, “…you would need to be a glorious-voiced, independently wealthy, sexy, politically motivated, backstabbing bitch.”

Russell was actually talking about opera singers, and what it takes to become one. And she has a point: The path to the opera stage can be filled with challenges. But it can also be fun.

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10:23am

Wed March 21, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mayor Ed Lee will seek to remove Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from office, citing political misconduct in response to the incident that led to Mirkarimi's guilty plea of false imprisonment...

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4:57pm

Tue March 20, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 20, 2012

Violence in Syria and Afghanistan has Bay Area residents in the street;  a soldier’s mission against PTSD; and a new opera inspired by real-life tragedy.

4:50pm

Tue March 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

Opera turns tragedy into musical experience

San Francisco composer Erling Wold’s new chamber opera, Certitude & Joy, opens this week. The opera is a semi-autobiographical work that mixes Wold's personal struggle with religious faith with a real-life San Francisco. Wold is a renowned composer – his pieces have been played from the Bay Area to Bulgaria. He’s also an accomplished computer scientist, with multiple software patents to his name.

KALW’s Jen Chien spoke with Erling Wold about how he balances art and science, and about the effort to make meaning out of tragedy, through music.

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