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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1:08pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, March 8, 2012

Activists are out in full force today. A rally for International Women’s Day is currently underway at San Francisco City Hall to protest sexual harassment of female transit employees and other female public workers in San Francisco...

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8:51am

Thu March 8, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, March 8, 2012

A new study issued today by San Jose State University reports that building a high-speed rail system in California is likely to create jobs and support population growth in both major and mid-size cities, but only if it's done well. It will take strategic planning around station location, links to other kinds of transportation, and effective zoning and land use policies, not just a "build-it-and-they-will-come" approach...

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4:40pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 7, 2012

A one-time undocumented immigrant has become the Golden Bears' golden ticket; a hero of Oakland's Chinatown; the 30th year of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival; and local singer Roem Baur.

4:25pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jorge Gutierrez: the story behind the player

Jorge Gutierrez is not big for a basketball player; 6 foot 3, 195 pounds. But you can always spot him on the court by his shoulder-length curls, which he ties into a pony-tail. We’re standing in the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion, a place that’s become a second home for Gutierrez. I ask him to teach me a crossover dribble, but he wants to start with the basics. “A free throw is one of the easiest shots in the game, so I have a kind of routine for myself,” Gutierrez says, holding the ball in the palm of his hand.

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2:00pm

Wed March 7, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Black And Hispanic Students More Likely To Be Kicked Out Of School

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On Tuesday, the U.S. department of Education will release new data about school discipline. According to a preview of the results in the New York Times, black students are three and a half times as likely to be suspended or expelled as their white peers.

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