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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10:12am

Mon March 12, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, March 12, 2012

The Federal Transit Administration has committed $900 million to the Bart Silicon Valley project. This extends the existing Bart system 16 miles south to San Jose. Construction can begin, and if all goes as planned, the extension could be running four years from now...

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4:29pm

Sun March 11, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: Not So Super Tuesday

And now your eagerly awaited Super Tuesday Report. Or perhaps it would be better to say Not So Super Tuesday report. More of a Frenetic and Confusing but Ultimately Unsatisfying with a Slight Aftertaste of Desperation Tuesday Report.

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4:09pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 8, 2012

Medical clowns offer hospital patients a dose of humor; comic relief: Marilyn Pittman finds humor in life's tragedies; a disabled artist finds human connection in canvas; and local band Rumbaché.

3:18pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Arts & Culture

Disabled artist finds human connection in canvas

“It’s not possible for me to be, to render things perfectly realistically and get fine, fine details,” says painter Tim Lynn. “And I end up getting a lot of accidents, which are often the best part of the painting. Drips and smears and smudges.”

Lynn describes himself as an expressionist painter – one who applies abstract expressionism techniques to figurative painting. His style can be described as bold and loose. The son of Bay Area artists, Lynn works from his studio in Berkeley, California. But to be an artist, he must overcome significant physical obstacles.

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2:30pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Rumbaché

The music you’re hearing is by Rumbaché [Room Bah SHAY]. This Bay Area band combines many styles, from timba and bomba to funk and salsa – with some Stevie Wonder thrown in.

They’re performing on Sunday (03.11) at The Sausalito Seahorse. We think they’ll want you to get off your seat and dance, because there’s a free dance lesson at 3pm. The music is scheduled from 4 to 8pm.

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