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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5:50pm

Mon January 30, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Audiophiles: Exploring the magic of RadioLab with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

RadioLab hosts and creators, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.
Photo courtesy of http://www.wnyc.org/press/radiolab-peabody/

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich are hosts of the popular NPR science program RadioLab. They’re two of the most innovative, daring, and brilliant storytellers on the radio today.

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5:00pm

Mon January 30, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 30, 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about Radiolab but were afraid to ask!

2:18pm

Mon January 30, 2012
AFTERNOON NEWS ROUNDUP

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, January 30, 2012

Labor unions in California are preparing to pitch a fight for their political lives. In November, Californians will decide whether to require unions to ask for written permission from each member to use their dues for political purposes. Political scientists say the measure has the potential to severely damage the political clout of big labor...

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1:33pm

Mon January 30, 2012
Transportation

High-speed rail may be on November ballot; Gov. Brown says cost estimates too high

courtesy Caifornia High-Speed Rail Authority

California State Senator Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) introduced legislation today that would put high-speed rail back on the ballot come November.

In a statement, LaMalfa said that "voters have been misled about the true costs of High-Speed Rail from the start. The costs have tripled since 2008 and every objective observer has said this project is too expensive and is unlikely to be completed.”

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1:28pm

Mon January 30, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Five things we learned at Sundance

We made our way to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival this past week in Park City, Utah to get a sense of where the state of independent cinema is going this year. What films we will be talking about? What issues are on the forefront of documentarians’ minds?

What follows are five lessons we learned while slogging through snow, striking up conversations with strangers on the shuttle busses, talking with filmmakers and seeing every film they’d let us.

The State of Independent Cinema is Strong

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