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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11:17am

Thu October 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: T Sisters

Dorothy Brown

There’s something special about sisters who sing together. And that’s true of the T Sisters, who you’re hearing now. Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen started making up songs at their grandparents’ house when they were little. A musical father helped nurture their interests, and today these East Bay singers have an album that reached # 11 on the Americana Radio Chart.  

The T Sisters will be intertwining their voices on Thursday, October 23rd, when they play at Slim's in San Francisco.   

6:44pm

Wed October 15, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 15, 2014

Regulating Cannabis in San Jose, Syrian jazz music, two more Oakland mayoral interviews: Rebecca Kaplan and Ken Houston, and local musicians Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review

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6:15pm

Wed October 15, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Interview: Ken Houston

courtesy of Ken Houston

On November 4th, Oakland voters will pick their next mayor. All month on “Crosscurrents,” we are going to bring you the voices of each of the 15 people who are campaigning for the job.

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6:12pm

Wed October 15, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Interview: Rebecca Kaplan

Council Member and Mayoral Candidate Rebecca Kaplan

 

On November 4th, Oakland voters will pick their next mayor. All month on “Crosscurrents,” we are going to bring you the voices of each of the 15 people who are campaigning for the job.

This fall is Rebecca Kaplan’s second time running for Mayor of Oakland - she came in third in 2010 when current Mayor Jean Quan was first elected. Kaplan has been on the city council since 2008 and she is Council Member at Large - meaning she is Oakland’s only council member who was elected by the whole city, rather than just a single district. She lives in North Oakland with her wife who she married this summer. Reporter Jeremy Dalmas spoke with her at her campaign office by city hall.

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6:10pm

Wed October 15, 2014
Politics

Navigating California’s conflicting and chaotic marijuana laws

David Hodges enjoying his marijuana
Holly McDede

Medical marijuana is legal in California. Medical marijuana is not legal in California. Both statements are sort of true; while pot shops are allowed statewide, cities still have the right to ban them. In fact, 200 cities already do. That’s left patients on their own to navigate through California’s conflicting and chaotic marijuana laws.

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