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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5:33pm

Mon January 23, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 23, 2012

Media and the Occupy Wall Street movement intersect; Bhi Bhiman gives folk music a global spin; dancing the secret histories of Chinese immigration to San Francisco; and local band Adios Amigo.

5:11pm

Mon January 23, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Where media and the Occupy movement intersect

Photo by Katie Styer

Michael Stoll is the executive director of the San Francisco Public Press – a non-profit, non-commercial journalistic outlet that started in 2009. Stoll reported for years in the mainstream media, including the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times. But he questioned the values of ad-driven papers. He wants in-depth, public service journalism to be available without any commercial influence. The San Francisco Public Press carries no advertising – it’s actually modeled after public radio – and Stoll is about to publish his sixth print edition.

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4:31pm

Mon January 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Identity, immigration, and family anchor local dancer's latest piece

Lenora Lee, a native San Franciscan dancer and choreographer, makes large-scale interdisciplinary work that tells the stories of Asians in America – stories that she says aren’t represented in the mainstream media or in art. And her latest piece, "Reflections," is a response to what Lee says she witnessed as a Chinese American growing up in San Francisco.

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4:30pm

Mon January 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: Bhi Bhiman

Matthew Washburn

San Francisco’s Bhi Bhiman set out from his home in St. Louis in pursuit of the mecca of classic rock and roll – a city where Jefferson Airplane still haunts the streets. But once he arrived on the west coast, Bhiman found only a few remnants of this once golden age of American music.

Not to be discouraged, the first-generation Sri Lankan singer/songwriter steeped himself in the rich American musical traditions of blues and folk.

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3:56pm

Mon January 23, 2012
AFTERNOON NEWS ROUNDUP

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, January 23, 2012

Mayor Ed Lee plans to ask San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to take a leave of absence just weeks after the embattled sheriff took his oath of office. Mirkarimi is facing domestic violence charges following a New Year's Eve incident with his wife, Eliana Lopez. Lopez has declared publicly that she believes the charges are politically motivated…

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