Crosscurrens Podcast

A show on the San Francisco housing crisis through the point of view of non-renters: landlords, eviction assistance workers; and rent-control explained. Plus local musicians Nesta.

Squatting in the East Bay, a landlord held financially hostage by her tenants, the origins of San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, and local musicians Yesway.

Saving an endangered bird, being optimistic about extinction, the answer to this week's Audiograph, and local musician Myra Melford.

Surf Show! We learn about wetsuits, the history of San Francisco's Ocean Beach; we talk to Twiggy, winner of the 2014 Mavericks competition; we hear from women in the sport, and find out about surfer dialect. Plus local musicians The Papercuts.

A Crosscurrents Special on the drought! How can we save waters as individuals? Does it even matter, considering that agriculture uses about 78% of the state's water? Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick will tell us!

Getting more women into the the tech industry, listener reactions to the "ban the box" idea, a Shakespeare garden in San Francisco, this week's Audiograph answer, and local musicians Frankie Boots and the County Line.

The assistant chief of the Oakland Police Department, a one-room school house in Marin County, and the Bay Area band LoCura.

The riders of AC Transit, a soup kitchen in San Francisco that offers quality Indian fare, a real-life Rosie the Riveter, and local musician Tom Rhodes.

A Crosscurrents special on Oakland public libraries. Produced by students at Mills College: kids read to dogs; a librarian brings the library to young students; and a mobile bike library. Plus a Hear Here on San Francisco's Visitatcion Valley public library. And local musicians Wooden Shjips.

Bay Area Syrians, traditional Arabic Aswat music, San Francisco hat makers, and local musicians Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman.

San Francisco's new Bike Share program, Frederick Wiseman's new film "At Berkeley," Audiograph's first anniversary, and local musician Maya Castleman.

Young people surviving in Oakland's most violent neighborhood, an East Oakland librarian and role models, the Manhood Development Program, and local musicians E.W. Wainright.

Cuts to food stamps in California, adults with disabilities express themselves through art, a luthier and violin whisperer, and local musicians The Charlie Hunter - Scott Amendola Duo.

A City College program that helps formerly incarcerated students, on the hunt for the best falafel, San Francisco's sourdough bread origin story, and local musicians The Daniel Castro Band.

The Affordable Care Act and the cancelation of millions of insurance plans, the Oakland Interfaith gospel Choir, the "world's best turkey sandwich" in San Francisco's Inner Richmond, and local musicians The Nightingale Trio.

StoryCorps celebrates its 10th Anniversary, and Crosscurrents joins in. Plus local musicians Amelia Romano & String Quartet.

Raising children with psychological disabilities, a San Quentin Prison report on giving care to disabled prisoners, a jazz perspective on Jason Moran, and local musicians Panacea.

Rethinking punishment and discipline in Oakland schools: The Restorative Justice show. Plus local musicians Grupo Falso Baiano.

Beyond the headlines of the Affordable Act: an interview with Pete Nicks, director of The Waiting Room, a film about Highland Hospital in Oakland; along with two StoryCorps about Highland. Plus local musician Fito Reinoso.

A tour of Oakland with an OPD captain, the US Postal service's money problems, and Taiko drumming. 

Crosscurrents looks at different issues in homelessness in San Francisco: the lack of public showers and bathrooms, Mother Brown's in Bayview, foraging for free food, and local musicians The Ives Quartet.

Closing San Francisco's parks at night, a San Quentin Prison report on self-help groups inside prison, a Hear Here on the power of helping, the second installment of Highland Hospital Storycorps, and local musicians The Temescal String Quartet.

Driverless cars, taking the ferry to work, this week's Audiograph answer, and local musicians Sage.

A hyper-local news organization in Berkeley, the origins of the name "Berkeley," the first in a series of stories on Oakland's Highland hospital, and local musicians Orquesta Borinquen.

Wearable technology, comedian Don Reed, this week's Audiograph answer, Lou "the Glue" Marcelli, and local musician Antwon.

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The Google Bus Show! San Francisco has a parallel, private transit system: how is the city dealing with it? They take up MUNI bus stops and back up traffic as these private busses stop seemingly wherever they like in the cty; but then they get tons of commuters out of their cars and into mass transit. Are these symbols of the Bay Area's Tech Boom and gentrification of San Francisco something to be feared or embraced?

The latest on a possible BART strike, a neighborhood garden in San Francisco's Bayview district, the skipper who won the America's Cup, and local musician Cheryl Leonard.

Restorative justice in San Quentin: the victim-offender relationship; a victim's point of view on having her husband murdered; sights and sounds of the Bayview; and local musician Tom Rigley.

Black Power TV, Dimensions Dance provides 40 years of African American dance, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The Brothers Comatose.

Another report from San Quentin: Troy's Tears; the Church of St. John Coltrane, and local musicians Soul Power.