Arts & Culture

6:02pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 6, 2013

Where homosexuality and Mormonism collide; Washington High School students on being "American;" Growing up trans; and "local" (Baltimore) legend David Byrne.

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5:54pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Where homosexuality and Mormonism collide

The intersection of gay rights and Mormon religion at a Mormons for Marriage Equality in Portland, Oregon.
Under CC license from Flickr user A.Davey

Recently on Crosscurrents, we aired a profile of Oakland’s Mormon Temple – an aesthetic icon in the city – and a place that’s very special to a man who was married there.

“Also, it is a place where a temple marriage can be performed, a marriage performed in a Mormon temple is not said to be ‘til’ death do you part, but also to carry on into the eternities,” Jay Pimentel said in the piece.

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5:35pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today’s "Local" Music: David Byrne

David Byrne
http://www.myspace.com/davidbyrnemusic/photos/515043

Maybe you’ve noticed a theme in our music this week... it’s all from Baltimore. When the 49ers lost to the Ravens last Sunday, we lost a bet with Baltimore station WTMD. So you’ll be hearing the sweet strains of the Chesapeake Bay all week on Crosscurrents. Today we’re featuring David Byrne, raised in Baltimore. The movie Stop Making Sense, about Byrne’s band The Talking Heads, is playing at the Parkway Theatre at midnight on Friday. So, there from Chesapeake Bay to our own Bay... go Ravens!

5:30pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Commentary: Washington High School students on being "American"

Students at Washington High School in San Francisco’s outer Richmond neighborhood were recently asked to respond to the question: what was a time your identity mattered? KALW producers went out to Washington to hear their answers.

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7:45am

Wed February 6, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/6

Pressing "Like" doesn't create change

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Obaid-Chinoy

Sandip Roy speaks with Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at the Jaipur Literature Festival

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