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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12:41pm

Mon July 21, 2014
Transportation

What makes a street dangerous? Decoding deadly Van Ness Avenue

The intersection of Grove and Van Ness, where two people have died in 2014.
Isabel Angell

Four people have been killed by cars on Van Ness Avenue in 2014 – more than half of the pedestrian deaths in San Francisco this year.

One ran into traffic after an argument. Another was a hit and run. One didn’t appear to use a crosswalk. Stories like that seem to support the idea that pedestrians are often to blame. But in San Francisco, motorists are at fault in almost two-thirds of pedestrian collisions.

Nicole Schneider is the director of the pedestrian advocacy group Walk San Francisco.

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11:02am

Mon July 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

A musician, going deaf, fights for a life in music

Sandy Mix teaches piano to Diane Wilson.
Rachel Wong

 

 

From the moment Sandy Mix wakes up in the morning, she is thinking about music. Over coffee, she plans the day’s lessons.

“I can’t believe how lucky I am, because everybody wants to do the thing that they love, and hardly anybody gets to do it,” she says.

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9:00am

Mon July 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: San Francisco Boys Choir

It’s summer, when festivals fill the air with music, such as this Mozart composition featuring the San Francisco Boys Choir, now in its 65th year.

The Boys Choir will be featured in “A Mozart Bouquet” this weekend as part of the 2014 Mid-summer Mozart Festival.  Concerts are planned in San Francisco on Friday, in Berkeley on Saturday, and at Stanford University on Sunday. You can find all the details at their website.

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9:37am

Sat July 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? July 19, 2014

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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5:37pm

Thu July 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Sonoma-Marin Fair

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