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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8:06am

Sun March 30, 2014
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? March 29, 2014

Poster designed by R Black

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. 

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8:04pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Women in STEM: Terri Winston and Women’s Audio Mission

Students from Girls on the Mic at Womens Audio Mission work on a project using the 40-channel mixing console once used by Soundgarden
Womens Audio Mission


Picture a scientist in a white lab coat holding a test tube up to the light. Or a brilliant computer geek hunched over a keyboard. These are stereotypes we associate with STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. But there are a lot of industries involving STEM skills that don’t fit those stereotypes.

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8:01pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sophia Sattar: Painting Home

Sophia Sattar
Academy of Art, SF


Sophia Sattar was born in Karachi, Pakistan to an Indian mother and Pakistani father who were both doctors, and she loved to paint. But, living in a world where you were groomed from childhood to become a doctor or an engineer, being an artist was out of the question.

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7:53pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

Documentary brings Anita Hill's story to a new generation

Anita Hill with filmmaker Freida Mock
http://www.lpfi.org

Documentary Filmmaker Freida Mock’s latest film, Anita, Speaking Truth to Power, tells the story of Anita Hill, who testified during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. 

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5:37pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 27, 2014

A recording studio that's training women and girls in all things audio; a local Pakistani artist's paintings reflect the colors and calligraphy of home;  new documentary about one of the most publicized sexual harassment cases in US history; and local band Chrome Johnson.

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