Crosscurrents

Monday-Thursday at 5pm

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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5:29pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Cops & Courts

Criminal justice update: public officials behaving badly and prison realignment

Today, in San Francisco’s Superior Court, a judge heard motions in the case of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Mirkarimi is accused of domestic violence, in the wake of a fight with his wife on New Year's Eve that prosecutors say got physical.

Mirkarimi’s not the only one having trouble in his new job. A number of local criminal justice officials are on rocky ground in the Bay Area. Holly Kernan sat down with KALW’s criminal justice reporter, Rina Palta, to discuss these and other happenings in the public safety world.

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3:05pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Discovering jazz beats off the beaten path

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Yoshi’s, the Paramount, the Great American Music Hall – these are some of the Bay Area’s best-known music venues. Then, there are the less widely known, but still popular spots, like the Mission’s Red Poppy Art House, or Oakland’s Cafe Van Kleef. And then there are the places no one knows about. The places you sometimes can’t find even if you know where to look.

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2:12pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Meet Emeryville's first poet laureate

Janell Moon, Emeryville Poet Laureate

Emeryville, best known for big box stores and a movie complex, currently has something San Francisco lacks: a poet laureate.

One would expect San Francisco, home of the beat poets of the fifties, to have the position – and it does, but the term of the previous poet has expired. This will be remedied soon; candidates interested in the post have two more days to file.

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8:00am

Mon February 27, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Wild World" by Cat Stevens

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This song reminds Youth Radio's Sayre Quevedo of his first trip alone to New York City. 

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5:03pm

Thu February 23, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 23, 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about Bay Area cinema but were afraid to ask!

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