Crosscurrents

6:14pm

Wed December 17, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Interview with Robert Okin

Dr. Robert Okin served as chief of Psychiatry at San Francisco General hospital for 17 years. During that time, he cared for many of the people you see on the city’s streets when they end up in the hospital. Okin says many homeless people suffer from mental illness and as we walk by them on the street, we too often fail to remember that they are just like you and me. So, Dr. Okin spent two years photographing and talking to San Francisco’s homeless population, collecting their profiles in a photo essay book called Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street.

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11:34am

Tue December 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

LOCAL MUSIC: Be Calm Honcho

This band is called Be Calm Honcho. The members come from widely varied geographic locations, but they now call San Francisco home.  You can tell they’re still new here, though, because they refer to it as “San Fran.” Be Calm Honcho is one of three bands playing at Doc’s Lab in North Beach tomorrow (12.03). Doors open at 10:30 pm.  

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1:30pm

Tue November 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Ice Cream

 

We're having some of our warmest weather of the year, so how about some Ice Cream?  Not the dairy treat, the band you're hearing now.

Ice Cream plays Thursday night at Milk Bar on Haight Street in San Francisco. They don't give much information on their website, so if you go, let us know how you liked the show!

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6:16pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Remembering September 11th in the shadow of the new Freedom Tower

"OneWorldTradeCenter" by Joe Mabel - Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The new building at One World Trade Center, better known as the "Freedom Tower," opened today in New York City. We thought that we would share some of our own recollections of September 11th, 2001 with you. By clicking on their names below, you can hear some memories from members of the KALW news crew.

 

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6:15pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

A conversation with novelist Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. But there’s more to him than that. His identity reaches across many borders. And his storytelling traverses multiple media.

His latest book, At Night We Walk in Circles, was a finalist for this year's PEN/Faulkner award. His feature story "The Contestant" was part of the first edition of the California Sunday Magazine. And you may have heard his show Radio Ambulante – a Spanish-language podcast that airs Thursday nights on KALW that is often compared with This American Life.

This Sunday, Alarcón is expanding his broad horizons even further, hosting a live Radio Ambulante event in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The show is called Outsiders and will feature multimedia storytelling from Cuba, Chile, Mexico, and the United States.

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