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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2:12pm

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!

2:59pm

Thu February 23, 2012
AFTERNOON NEWS ROUNDUP

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, February 23, 2012

A federal immigration official met with members of the Silicon Valley startup community to discuss how the Obama administration plans to keep high-tech foreign-born entrepreneurs in the United States. The plan includes a special program that will track the difficulties non-native entrepreneurs encounter in the immigration process and propose amendments to federal policies to resolve these problems…

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12:43pm

Thu February 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

“Art for art’s sake” and the movement that created it

John Spencer Stanhope, Love and the Maiden, 1877. Tempera, gold paint and gold leaf on canvas.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Perhaps you’ve been to an art gallery or museum exhibit where you didn’t... fully understand the artist’s intentions. You know: “My kindergartener could do that” syndrome. Scottish philosopher David Hume put it this way: “When objects of any kind are first presented to the eye or imagination, the sentiment, which attends them, is obscure and confused; and the mind is, in a great measure, incapable of pronouncing, concerning their merits or defects.” [Of the Standard of Taste, 1757] 

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