Crosscurrents

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Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.

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This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

Under CC license from Flickr user Shubh Singh

Marijuana “sucking rivers dry”… Oregon’s recreational law: it’s complicated… Are delivery services legal?  Kosher cannabis… and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Jeremy Dalmas


I ask teacher Peter Richardson about a good introductory song to the Grateful Dead. He mulls the question over for a moment. 


Attending a Grateful Dead concert during the 1970s was a powerful and positive experience for many fans, but what was it like for those who worked with the band backstage? 

Blank on Blank: Jerry Garcia on the Acid Tests

Jul 2, 2015


It’s been 50 years since the original band members of The Grateful Dead began playing together in clubs around Palo Alto and San Francisco. In that time they’ve sold 35 million records. But more importantly, they inspired an unprecedented culture of fandom – 

The Grateful Dead Show! 2015 marks the 50th anniversary since the legendary band formed.

Navigating food in a new land

Jul 2, 2015
photo courtesy of Peralta Hacienda

It’s barely past 8 a.m. on a Wednesday morning in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, and the PeraIta Hacienda Park is already teeming with life.

Twitter user @photgroffee

The light is low and dark orange on Oakland’s International Blvd. Groups of people cluster around food stands or bus stops. Some are playing dice.

A Crosscurrents Special: Sex In The City.

At first glance, websites like Seeking Arrangement.com and SugarDaddy.com might look a lot like ordinary online dating sites. They promise to match “successful, beautiful people” with each other. But in one big way, they’re very different.

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