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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5:00pm

Wed July 9, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Living with HIV as a senior

Jasmin Lopez

People 50 years or older now make up the majority of HIV and AIDS cases in San Francisco. Since HIV emerged in the 1980's, treatments have improved -- allowing people to live longer with this chronic illness. So as the number of older people living with HIV grows, so do the other things that come with age -- like access to affordable housing and health care, mental health issues and isolation.
 

Affordable Housing

 

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5:00pm

Wed July 9, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 9, 2014

A conversation with Naina Khanna; Living with HIV as a senior; and StoryCorps: Honoring yourself by honoring others.

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7:00pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

Fashion and drama at SF Opera's Costume Sale

Our tour guide: Christopher Verdosi, assistant costume director
photo by David Boyer

People in San Francisco like to dress up. Whether it be for theme parties, street fairs, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Pride, or, of course, Burning Man (a.k.a. the Playa). San Francisco seems to jump at any excuse to throw off daily wear in favor of something more theatrical. That explains why around 2500 people showed up for the recent San Francisco Opera Costume Shop Sale. The two-day event was a chance for the company to sell costumes that they no longer need and to raise money for future productions.

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7:00pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger

Kari Orvik

For some people, getting dressed in the morning isn’t about just throwing on what’s in reach, or clean. For others, it’s more of a ritual with attention to the finest detail and a commitment not to leave the house in nothing but their finest.  Fashion changes all the time, from Goth to Steampunk to the dapper look. But for women like, Thúy H. Nguyễn, who prefer to dress in a more masculine style, it can be a challenge.

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7:00pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

3D printed prosthetics are fashion statements for amputees

A selection of different types of Bespoke fairing designs.
Angela Johnston

When Deborah Bevilacqua lost her leg in a motorcycle accident ten years ago, she had to get a prosthetic leg. It’s been functional she says, but it’s not pretty.

“It’s a big black bulky thing with a big black bulky other thing attached to it, and a big grey metal bulbous ball...that's for rotation and shock, but looks kind of like the Epcot Center.”

 

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